Icelandic Government Scholarships for Studies in Icelandic as a Second Language, 2018/19

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2018

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for studies in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. The scholarship program is administrated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2019 to April 30th 2020.

Degree Level: Undergraduate degree programme

Field: Studies in Icelandic as a second language

Place of Study:  Iceland

Number of Scholarships: 15

Value: 

The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend that should cover room and board for one person, payable at the beginning of each month, September to April. A room will be available for rent in one of the University dormitory, Gamli Garður.

Eligible Countries:

Nationals of the following countries are eligible

Austria
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faeroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Holland
Hungary
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
Poland
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States of America

Eligibility:

The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Students must have completed at least one year of University study. Students must also have prior knowledge of Icelandic according to the requirements for BA study in Icelandic as a second language (Icelandic knowledge on the level with the courses Icelandic Online 1 and 2). Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate under 35 years of age.

English Language Requirements: The candidates must have a working knowledge of English, since English will serve as a second language in teaching.

How To Apply: 

Students from these countries, with exception of students from USA, can apply directly to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordal Office, Þingholtsstræti 29, Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, Iceland. Application must be made on a special application form:

Application should include the following documents (in English, Icelandic or other Scandinavian languages):

  • CV
  • university transcripts / copies of diplomas with grades.
  • two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors at your University
  • language certificate (English and/or Icelandic)

The applications must reach the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies by 1 December 2018. Email applications are not accepted. Please notice that applicants need to apply separately to the University of Iceland.

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