Swedish high school students receive advice on study in the U.S.
The Fulbright Commission works closely with the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), and with the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. IIE and CIES are primarily funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
An independent nonprofit founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE)
is among the world's largest and most experienced international
education and training organizations. IIE administers both the U.S. and
Foreign Graduate Student Programs for students who wish to study and
conduct research both in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. In
addition to university application submissions and placements, they
also provide interactive seminars and personal student services for
foreign students studying in the U.S.
For over 50 years, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) has helped administer the Fulbright Scholar Program and it is a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).
CIES maintains deep ties with the U.S. higher education community,
including individual universities and colleges and major scholarly
organizations. CIES assists with Scholar recruitment and works with
U.S. colleges and universities, professional and scholarly associations
and the media to publicize the Fulbright Scholar Program and other CIES
The Fulbright Commission maintains a close relationship with the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. Student visas for Swedish students are administered through the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy and occasionally Fulbright events are held at the U.S. Embassy.
For American and Swedish citizens who seek a supportive network of friends committed to the goal of connecting the two cultures and to talk about studying in the US, please see the American Club of Sweden's (ACS) Alma Mater Exchange Program. The Alma Mater exchange is a cooperative program between the US Embassy and ACS. ACS also offeres a wide range of activities throughout the calendar year in Sweden.
Students are encouraged to seek other grant opportunities to help fund their studies and living costs in the United States.Fulbright alumna, Åsa Andersson, currently offers professional workshops which focus on productivity techniques to help Ph.D. candidates through the final stages of completing their dissertation. See the the website Finish On Time for more information.