Norway is an excellent place to teach and conduct research. With a strong public emphasis on education, the Norwegian education system includes a generously funded and publicly accessible system of higher education and research that is the backbone of Norwegian intellectual development, creativity and innovation.
The vast majority of higher education institutions in Norway are public and generally offer free tuition. There is a single national admission process for undergraduate study at public colleges and universities as well as some private. In accordance with European standards, the years of study for a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree are three, two and three respectively. In-depth information about higher education in Norway can be found here.
Norwegian institutions of higher education and research offer many opportunities for international scholars to conduct research and teach. English is used almost as a second language in Norway, and the international environment in most research and higher education institutions means that competence in Norwegian is not a requirement for a successful short-term research or teaching visit.
In addition, The Research Council of Norway has identified a number of Centers of Excellence and Centers for Research-Based Innovation in various fields. The centers are affiliated with Norway's top universities and premier independent research institutes and may be of particular interest for Fulbright scholars. Click here and here for more information.
The academic year runs from mid-August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-June.
Please note that dual U.S.-Norway citizens are not eligible for the Fulbright program with Norway.