Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
The University of Minnesota Graduate School has an exchange program with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), whereby one U of M graduate student receives a Fulbright Scholarship to study at NTNU and one NTNU graduate student spends a year at the University of Minnesota as a Fulbright Scholar.
The Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) was established in 1996 but is a continuation of the academic traditions in Trondheim that stretch back to Schola Cathedralis Nidarosiensis which was founded in the year 1210. NTNU has its modern roots in the Norwegian Institute of Technology (founded in 1910) and the College of Arts and Sciences (founded in 1984). Today, it is a thriving campus offering degrees in Engineering, Architecture, Humanities, and the Social and Natural Sciences. Students at NTNU are encouraged to study abroad, and in the same spirit, NTNU welcomes students from all around the world; over 1,000 foreign students are currently studying at NTNU.
Applicants for the Minnesota-Trondheim Fulbright Exchange Program must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a research degree program (Master's or Ph.D.), which can be pursued at NTNU. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is not required, though it is encouraged. (Language study at NTNU is available in summer 2013.)
Stipend and Allowance
Monthly stipend based on living costs in Norway, supplemental health and accident insurance, and book and research allowance. Round-trip transportation is also provided.
Students interested in the Minnesota-Norway Fulbright program should contact the Graduate School Fellowship Office. In addition to completing the online Fulbright application by the September 5, 2012 campus deadline, they should obtain a letter of affiliation from a faculty member at NTNU.