Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to: candidates from the Balkans, Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, USA, Canada or other countries, as well as candidates who study Scandinavian studies
Location: late June-late July 2016 Oslo, Norway
The ISS is a learning community of diverse students who come together to study, interact and increase understanding and good will between nations. This requires friendliness, frankness and tolerance among all involved. Every summer, from late June to early August, we welcome over 550 students from about 90 countries.
The ISS is an academic center for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures. This dual purpose is reflected in the ISS motto: “Six Weeks of Academic Achievement and International Good Will”.
In order to be a successful ISS scholarship recipient, you must demonstrate:
- That your academic background is relevant to the course you apply for;
- That your professional background is relevant to the course you apply for;
- Your financial need.
The ISS offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries:
- Bachelor’s courses scholarships are intended to applicants from: the Caucasus or the Balkans, Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, EU and EEA countries.
- Master’s courses scholarships are intended to applicants from: developing countries, the Caucasus or the Balkans, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, USA or Canada.
Partial scholarships will also be offer to those who study Scandinavian studies at their home university.
The International Summer School has a wide variety of full and partial scholarships. Approximately 50 full scholarships will be granted and will cover:
- Basic fee (on-campus);
- Additional fees (if applicable);
- Pocket money allowance (made available to you upon arrival; excludes recipients from USA and Canada);
- Plane ticket to and from Norway (excludes recipients from USA and Canada).
Full scholarships DO NOT cover:
- Visa application fees;
- Travel costs to and from the airport.
Priority is given to applicants to Master’s courses from countries in Asia, Oceania, Africa or South America with an extremely weak currency against the Norwegian kroner (NOK).
The deadline for scholarship applicants is 1 February 2016, and the deadline for self-financing applicants is March 15.
Scholarship applicants must upload into Søknadsweb, the online system the following documents:
- Copy of passport;
- Documentation of English language proficiency;
- Copies of transcripts/diplomas;
- Statement of purpose;
- Letter of recommendation;
- ISS scholarship form;
- Norwegian documentation, for applicants to Norwegian language courses levels 2-4.