4 English Teaching Assistant Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodAugust Start
The ETA program in Norway aims to strengthen English language instruction, writing skills, and knowledge about the United States at Norwegian high schools and universities.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Mid-August, 2022 – mid-June, 2023. The grant period begins concurrent with the start of the school year at the host institution(s).
ETAs are expected to attend a two-day all-grantee orientation in Oslo and a separate one-day program focused on the Norwegian education system.
Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels and in all fields of study will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants in English, American studies, social sciences, humanities, and those who plan to pursue a career in education. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in teaching, an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and the maturity, flexibility, and resourcefulness necessary for doing well in a foreign educational environment.
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.
Accepted Degree Levels
At the grantee's discretion. No outside studies or projects may be taken on if they conflict with or prevent the ETA from fulfilling all duties of the ETA assignment. However, host institutions are encouraged to work with the ETA to ensure that they have time to get involved in other activities including taking classes or carrying out a supplementary project.
Foreign Language Proficiency
ETAs are offered affordable housing in the student village at their host universities. They are also welcome to arrange their own private housing.
Grantees will be placed at a Norwegian secondary school and a local university, or solely at a university. Each host institution will tailor the assistantship to its English language teaching needs, but also try to accommodate the grantee’s background, academic interests, and abilities.
Teaching assistant activities may include:
- helping students with written English, especially academic writing at the university level;
- providing small group tutorials;
- serving as a resource person in conversation groups; and,
- giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations.
Applicants should submit descriptions of their study and/or career interests.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Special Application Instructions
As they provide valuable insight into strength of the applicant, three letters of recommendation are mandatory.
Excellent writing skills are prerequisite for all ETA grants in Norway and should be clearly demonstrated in the application.
ETAs are placed by the Fulbright office in locations around Norway: three regional cities and one rural location. Current locations are Bergen, Kristiansand, Trondheim, and Ås.