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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 


U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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


4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
August Start
Award Profile

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 Period
August Start

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). 

In-Country Orientation

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.

Candidate Profile

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
Supplementary Project

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
Not Required
Housing Arrangements

ETAs are offered affordable housing in the student village at their host universities. They are also welcome to arrange their own private housing.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

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:

  1. helping students with written English, especially academic writing at the university level;
  2. providing small group tutorials;
  3. serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 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.


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.

Dependent support is not available
Placement Locations

Regional City

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.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact