AnnouncementIcelandic Government Scholarships

Icelandic Government Scholarships (only for Russian citizens)

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 2017 to April 30th 2018.
The scholarships are intended for students of modern Icelandic. Students must have completed at least 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.
How to apply

Students can apply directly to the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordal Office, Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, Iceland. Application must be made on a special application form:

Application should include the following documents (in English, Icelandic or other Scandinavian languages):

  • CV
  • university transcripts / copies of diplomas with grades.
  • two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors at your University
  • language certificate (English and/or Icelandic)

The applications must reach the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies by 1 December 2016. Email applications are not accepted.

Please notice that applicants need to apply separately to the University of Iceland. Its address: University of Iceland, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

The Scholarship

The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend of approximately ISK 130.000 (1100 USD) 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, Gamli Garður.


More information about the programme can be found here

More information about the University of Iceland can be found here








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