Minnesota-Trondheim Exchange Program

Campus Deadline: August 29, 2018

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 who has qualified for a Fulbright Scholarship and wishes to study at NTNU will receive additional funding from NTNU.  Correspondingly, the University of Minnesota will sponsor a NTNU Fulbright grantee to spend a year at the U of M.


The Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) is a comprehensive university, but is especially known for its outstanding research and graduate education in technology fields, such as engineering, biotechnology, and renewable energy.  For complete information on NTNU and its wide range of offerings, see https://www.ntnu.edu/faculties


Applicants for the Minnesota-Trondheim 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 2019.) 

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. 

Application Procedure

Students interested in the Minnesota-Norway program should contact the Graduate School Fellowship Office.  In addition to completing the online Fulbright application by the August 29, 2018 campus deadline, they should obtain a letter of affiliation from a faculty member at NTNU.