Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Norway



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15 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin in August, when all grantees are expected to attend a two-day orientation in Oslo.


Candidate Profile:

Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels will be considered, doctoral students to the dissertation level. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently without supervision. Projects can be either full-time study or a combination of independent research and advanced courses or seminars. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines; see special opportunities below.


Ineligibility:

Dual U.S./Norwegian citizens are not eligible for consideration.

In addition, candidates already living in Norway are not eligible for consideration.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Unless necessary for successful completion of the proposed project, Norwegian language proficiency is not required. Some study of Norwegian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.  


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

All applicants are required to have an affiliation in Norway. Affiliations can be with any research, educational or creative group or organization which will facilitate your project. However, all applicants, including artists, are strongly encouraged to seek affiliation with a Norwegian university or college, as this offers benefits in securing housing, student status, and work space.

An evaluation/comment on the feasibility of the proposed project from a Norwegian host or hosts is essential and should be included in the application as part of your letter(s) of affiliation. This is especially important if plans involve independent research.

Information on all Norwegian institutions of higher learning can be found at the website for The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).

Applicants should also be aware that the Research Council of Norway has identified a number of Norwegian Centers of Excellence and Centers of Research-Based Innovation, in a variety of fields. See www.forskningsradet.no for more information.


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Students who plan to pursue a degree should not expect admission to the degree program or institution prior to applying for a Fulbright grant and therefore are not expected to include a letter of admission with their applications.

All candidates based at a Norwegian institution of higher education must eventually have an official affiliation. Students who plan to pursue degrees should apply formally to the Norwegian institution before its deadline.

Norway is one of the few countries where higher education remains largely tuition-free. With the exception of a nominal enrollment fee, Fulbright students at public universities need only pay for books if they take courses.

Please know that private universities may charge substantial tuition fees. Fulbright does not adjust the stipend to cover the cost of attending a private university.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available.

A small supplementary allowance for no more than three accompanying dependents will be provided; however, due to high living costs and Norwegian immigration requirements, candidates with accompanying dependents must also have private funds available. Please note that student housing for married students is limited and expensive, and that student housing for families with children may not be available.


3 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months.

The grant period begins in August and ends in June. Grantees are expected to attend a two-day orientation in Oslo in August and a separate one-day program on the Norwegian education system.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels, doctoral students to the dissertation level, and from all fields of study. However, preference will be given to applicants in English language and American studies, social sciences, humanities, and those who plan to pursue a career in education. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in teaching and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Applicants who are recommended for final consideration may be contacted by the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation to set up a brief online or telephone interview.


Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed at a Norwegian secondary school and a local university. Each host institution will try to tailor the assistantship to its English language teaching needs and to the grantee’s background, academic interests and abilities. Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with written English; and, 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations. Applicants should submit descriptions of their study and/or career interests.


Ineligibility:

Dual U.S./Norwegian citizens are not eligible for consideration.

In addition, candidates already living in Norway are not eligible for consideration.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Norwegian language proficiency is not required. Some study of Norwegian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.