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Icelandic Government Scholarships For The Academic Year 2022-2023

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science & Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for foreign students to study in the BA programme for Icelandic as a Second Language at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík. The scholarship program is administrated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Approximately 14 scholarships are awarded for the period from September 1 to May 31 each year.

The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic who have completed at least one year of university study in humanities. In addition, students must demonstrate a basic knowledge of Icelandic to satisfy the entry requirements for BA studies in Icelandic as a Second Language. Preference will, as a rule, be given to candidates under 35 years of age.

The BA programme in Icelandic as a Second Language is comprised of both theoretical and practical studies. On 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 more academic aspects of the Icelandic language, its literature and the history of Iceland. The subjects covered include morphology, syntax and phonetics of modern Icelandic. The curriculum includes both medieval and modern literature and the history of Iceland from settlement to modern times. Students are introduced to Icelandic translations.

Please refer to the Institute’s website for how to apply.


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