AnnouncementStudy Icelandic in Reykjavik (only for citizens of Russian Federation)

Study Icelandic in Reykjavik

(only for citizens of Russian Federation) 

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, Reykjavik. The scholarship program is administrated by the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies. Approximately 15 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2018 to April 30th 2019.

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. 

How to apply

 Students, who are citizens of Russian Federation can apply directly to the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurður Nordal Office, Þingholtsstræti 29, 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 Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies by 1 December 2017. 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 by January 2018.

If a scholarship recipient wishes to extend the scholarship for an additional year he/she has to apply to the Institute before 1 December. No one will be granted a scholarship for more than three times.

The Scholarship

The scholarship covers registration fees at the University and a monthly stipend of approximately ISK 140.000 – 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, Gamli Garður.

More info about the programme can be found here.