Icelandic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students in Iceland, 2016-2017

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Applications are invited for Icelandic Government Scholarships available for the period from September 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016. Approximately 15 scholarships will be awarded for students of modern Icelandic. Icelandic as a second language is comprised of both theoretical and practical fields of study. The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend of approximately ISK 130.000 – 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. The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Subjects covered include morphology, syntax and phonetics of modern Icelandic. The students read both old and modern literature and learn about the history of Iceland from settlement to modern times. Additionally, students are introduced to translations.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing language program at University of Iceland.
Scholarship Provider: The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Icelandic Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Iceland

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.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students from 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 and United States of America can apply for these Icelandic Government scholarships.

Scholarship Description: 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 2016 to April 30th 2017. 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. Icelandic as a second language is comprised of both theoretical and practical fields of study. On the one hand it is a language course, where students are trained in speaking, reading and writing modern Icelandic. On the other hand it delves into the more academic aspects of the Icelandic language, literature and history of Iceland. Subjects covered include morphology, syntax and phonetics of modern Icelandic. The students read both old and modern literature and learn about the history of Iceland from settlement to modern times. Additionally, students are introduced to translations.

Number of award(s): Approximately 15 Icelandic Government scholarships are available.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2016 to April 30th 2017.

What does it cover? The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend of approximately ISK 130.000 – 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.

Notification: A special committee in Iceland evaluates the applications and its decision will be announced to the candidates by January 2016.

How to Apply: Students from above mentioned countries, with exception of students from USA and Canada can apply directly to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Application should include the following documents (in English, Icelandic or other Scandinavian languages):
-CV
-university transcripts/copies of diplomas
-two letters of recommendation
-language certificate
The applications must reach the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies by February 1, 2015. Email applications are not accepted.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

 

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