Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies Fellowships for International Applicants, 2017

Applications are invited for Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies Fellowships available in the field of humanities. The fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) from outside Iceland to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months.

icelandThe aim of the fellowship is in order to improve applicants knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.

The Arni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is an academic research institute on university level, operating on an independent budget and answering directly to the Ministry of Education.

The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.




Course Level: These are minimum three months fellowships.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of humanities.

Scholarship Award: The amount of the fellowship is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country.

Scholarship can be taken in Iceland

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria is:

  • The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
  • Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania.

Nationality: Citizens from outside Iceland are eligible to apply. Preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: There are no special application forms for the fellowships. Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications. Applications should be sent by ordinary mail (no e-mail application). Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st October each year.

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