The University of Iceland announced fully funded scholarships for the academic sessions of 2023-2024 accepting online applications from international students to give them a chance to study for free in Iceland. Students, faculty, and other staff at the University of Iceland can apply for grants from funds sponsored by the ministry of Iceland.
Students, faculty, and other staff at the University of Iceland can apply for grants from funds operated at the University.
There are, on the one hand, funds that allocate grants for scientific research mostly targeted at doctoral students and research scholars at the University of Iceland.
On the other hand, there are University of Iceland scholarship funds with over sixty funds and gifts that have been bequeathed to the University since its foundation in 1911. The funds are intended to support various projects in specific fields of study, for the benefit of the University of Iceland, students, or staff.
University students can, furthermore, apply for Erasmus+ and Nordplus grants for exchange studies abroad.
Scholarships at University of Iceland
The University of Iceland scholarship funds supervise funds and gifts given to the University of Iceland. The funds are intended to support various projects in specific fields of study, for the prosperity of the University of Iceland, students, or staff.
- The University of Iceland Student Achievement and Incentive Fund: The purpose of the University of Iceland Student Achievement and Incentive Fund is to encourage new students at the University of Iceland who have demonstrated academic excellence at the secondary level. The grants are allocated on a yearly basis in the spring.
- The Watanabe Trust Fund: The purpose of the Watanabe Trust Fund is to grant scholarships for a study period in Japan or Iceland, in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies; as well as to encourage the exchange of academic staff.
- The Sigríður Lárusdóttir fund: Application deadline: Call for applications is announced. What does the fund support: Research in the field of orthopedics. Special emphasis is placed on research relating to congenital hip joint defects, such as their heredity, frequency, and consequences. For further information, send an email to [email protected].
The following lists contain information on funds from which scholars and researchers can apply for grants. The necessary information, including links to forms and regulations, is accessed by clicking on the name of each fund.
- Doctoral Grants of University of Iceland (The Eimskip University Fund/Doctoral Grants of the UoI Research Fund)
- University of Iceland Research Fund
- Assistant Teachers Grant for Ph.D. students
- Complementary Fund for the Infrastructure Fund (Rannís)
- Assistantship Fund of the University of Iceland
- Travel grants of the University of Iceland (for Ph.D. students)
- University of Iceland Post-doc grants
- Equipment Purchasing Fund
- Staff travel Fund (Sáttmálasjóður)
- UoI Teaching Fund
Benefits of University of Iceland Scholarships
The scholarship covers registration fees at the University of Iceland 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 dormitories.
Steps to Apply for the University of Iceland Scholarship:
Students from these countries can apply directly to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordal Office, Þingholtsstræti 29, Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, Iceland. The application must be made on a special application form:
- University of Iceland Application form (word)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- University transcripts/copies of diplomas with grades.
- language certificate (English and/or Icelandic)
- Two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors at your University
- Study plan or research proposal
- Letter of Motivation
The applications must reach the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies by 31 December 2023. Email applications are not accepted. Please notice that applicants need to apply separately to the University of Iceland.
A special committee in Iceland evaluates the applications and its decision will be announced to the candidates before February 2023.
If a scholarship recipient wishes to extend the scholarship for an additional year candidate has to apply to the Institute before 31 December. No one will be granted a scholarship more than three times.
How to Arrive in Iceland?
It is important that grant recipients arrive timely in Iceland. The autumn term begins in the latter part of August. An introductory session with new students will be held before the beginning of the academic year where the organization and requirements for the study programme will be presented.