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Scholarships for Americans to study in Norway

NORAM offers scholarships to U.S. citizens pursuing graduate level studies in Norway. The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support for Americans to study in Norway. By supporting post-graduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States, we hope to bring the two countries closer. Through awarding scholarships to American students and researchers, we invest in the growth of knowledge and understanding and it will strengthen the ties of friendship between the two countries.


The scholarship amounts vary from NOK 10 000  – 40 000. The size of the individual grants will depend on the research subject, need, purpose and the intended length of stay in Norway.

The application deadline is April 1st every year.

The application portal for 2024-25 is now closed.

Terms of awards

Rules and requirements

  • The applicant must be an American citizen, planning to study or currently studying in Norway.

  • The application must be for the 2024-25 academic year.

  • The applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree.

  • Preference may be given to applicants pursuing their first master's degree.

  • The application fee is non-refundable.

Education requirements

  • Scholarships are only for full-time graduate level studies in Norway, both exchange and full degree. Online courses or summer programs are not approved.

  • The project description must be of academic merit, and the project must be feasible within the proposed framework.

  • Students can apply without being accepted to an institution before the application deadline, but must submit documentation of admission/invitation if awarded a scholarship.

  • The project/academic field must be of mutual benefit to the two countries.

  • It is not possible to apply for funding for past semesters.

Scholarship period and length

  • The scholarship awards follow the academic year (August 1st – May 31st), and are awarded one year at a time. It is not possible to apply for more than one year of support within one application cycle.

  • You may receive a NORAM scholarships max. twice (i.e. for a maximum of two academic years). If you have previously received a NORAM scholarship, we ask that you kindly disclose this in your application.

  • The program period has to be a minimum length of three months.

  • Applicants who are awarded/have applied for funding from other sources for the same application period applied must notify NORAM.

  • Applicant must notify NORAM of any changes to plans (ex. program length, project plans etc.)

I have applied - now what?

Applications to NORAM's Americans to Norway scholarship program are carefully evaluated by our scholarship committee and in certain cases external subject consultants. 

We aim to alert all applicants with a decision, whether awarded or not, by June 1st. We do however ask for your understanding for any delays, and assure that we do our best to notify you as soon as possible. 

If you are accepted to your program/institution after submitting your application, you must provide documentation to NORAM as soon as possible. We also ask that you alert us if there are any changes to your plans - institution, subject, duration wise or similar.

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact us at

Information about education in Norway and the Norwegian system of higher education:

Scholarships from other sources in Norway and the U.S.:

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