Graduate Students

The 2018-2019 U.S. Student Fulbright Competition is open. The deadline for electronic submission of the online application and all supporting credentials, including references, evaluations, and transcripts is October 6, 2017.

For more information on how to apply, visit Fulbright’s online pages for students.

Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates in all fields. Projects can be either full-time study or a combination of independent research and advanced courses or seminars.

Students interested in a Fulbright grant to Norway are encouraged to contact the Norwegian institution, program or professor of their choice. It is always of value to us if you can include an evaluation or a comment from a Norwegian professor, indicating whether or not they find your project of interest, and their interest in becoming an adviser during your stay in Norway. This is especially true if your plans include independent research. You cannot, however, expect to get a letter of invitation or a letter of acceptance to a degree program or an institution.

Music and art students should apply formally to the Norwegian institution before the school’s deadline in order to secure “visiting student” status.

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education offers information on all Norwegian institutions of higher learning.

The Research Council of Norway has identified a number of Centres of Excellence in various fields. The centres are affiliated with Norway’s top universities and premier independent research institutes.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of the application. U.S. citizens who hold dual citizenship with Norway are not eligible to apply.

Students who have already begun their studies at a Norwegian university in Norway are not eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was received primarily at educational institutions in the United States. Foreign study during the junior year or other periods of undergraduate study that are integral parts of the curricula of American institutions will not be considered disqualifying.

Preference will usually be given to candidates who have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months. Duty abroad in the Armed Forces of the United States is not considered disqualifying within the meaning of this section.

Applicants must hold a B.A./B.S. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Applicants may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of the application, unless otherwise noted. (Further information can be found in the booklet “Fulbright U.S. Student Program” available from IIE.)

Important Information:

  • Number of grants: Approx. 15
  • Language: Knowledge of Norwegian is advantageous but not required, as many subjects are available in English. In addition, most universities offer Norwegian courses for foreign students.
  • Academic Year: Generally mid-August through mid-June with the grant period being of same duration.
  • Tuition: Tuition at public universities and colleges is free, but grantees usually pay a modest semester fee.

Please contact:

Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel: (212) 984 533