Icelandic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students in Iceland 2015-2016

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Icelandic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students in Iceland 2015-2016 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Icelandic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students in Iceland, 2015-2016


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 2015 to April 30th 2016. 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.




  • 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.

  • Scholarships are available for pursuing language program at University of Iceland.

  • The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Icelandic Government


Eligibility: The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Students must have completed 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.

  • Students of 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.

  • Approximately 15 Icelandic Government scholarships are available.

  • Scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016.

  •  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.


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 February 1, 2015.




  • 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.




The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

Degree Level:

Icelandic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students in Iceland 2015-2016 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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