Carl Brännberg and fellow international Fulbrighters at NYU
Graduate Student
Grants for Swedish students with an excellent academic record who will complete a Swedish or EU university degree prior to departure for the U.S. and who intend to stay at least one academic year. Open for all fields of study, except medicine (with the exception of public health and medical research), dentistry or veterinary medicine. The grant varies between SEK 25,000 - 200,000. Fulbright grantees often receive additional opportunities for financial support from American universities, U.S. and Swedish foundations. Grantees must accept the award within the academic year for which the award is granted. If a grantee is unable to use the grant within that period, s/he will be asked to reapply the following year.

Fulbright grantees benefit from the expertise of the International Institute of Education (IIE) throughout the application and placement processes at U.S. universities, which take up to one year. For this reason, candidates apply in April and are selected in June for the following academic year.

For a printable version of the program announcement, click here.

Applicant Information

Please review the following documents carefully before completing the online application:

 - Information and Eligibility Requirements
 - Online Application Instructions
 - Cover Sheet

* NOTE: The instructions MUST be read before filling out the online form as they are specific to Sweden. Please have them on hand while completing the form. Once logged into the system with a username and password, you will be asked to contact your local Fulbright office. It is not necessary to do this to fill in the application. The Fulbright Commission will automatically be informed of all completed applications once they are submitted.

The online application is available here. Click the link to create your online profile.

A complete application consists of the following:

- One printed copy of your submitted IIE online application (sent to the Fulbright
  Commission in Stockholm, postmarked by April 23, 2018). 

- The printed and signed Fulbright Cover Sheet

- Printed Supplemental Forms found in the online application:  1) Foreign Academic
  Records and Transcript Release Form; 2) the Transcript Release Form is only for those
  who have studied previously at a U.S. institution; 3) the Signature Form.
- Three letters of reference and the Confidential Reference Letter Form uploaded by the
  recommenders into the online application or mailed to the Commission by April 23, 
  2018.  Under no circumstances should the letter be given to the applicant, as non-confidential
  letters will not be accepted.

- Copies of official academic transcripts* written in English or with an official English translation
   from all post-secondary schools attended if unable to upload into the application.

- Copies of diplomas/degrees* for all post-secondary schools attended, and original English
   translations (when necessary) if unable to upload into the application.

*Please note that only finalists selected for the Fulbright Program will be required to submit official or certified (vidimerad) copies of all academic records and degrees to the Commission in August.


The application, supplementary materials, and three confidential letters of reference must be received by the deadline date of April 23, 2018. Selected finalists will be interviewed in Stockholm, June 2018. Selected grantees will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and depending on the field of study, either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Tests will be need to be taken by September 1, 2018. Grantees in law will be required take the TOEFL test only. Test costs for finalists will be covered by the Fulbright Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants will be notified of their status in May 2018. Finalists will be interviewed in Stockholm on June 18 and 19, 2018.  If you are called for an interview, you must be able to attend in person. Selected applicants are also required to attend in person a mandatory orientation in Stockholm scheduled for June 20, 2018. No exceptions to this procedure will be made.