CSF Bursary Application Guidelines
The Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation invites applications for bursaries of CAD $500 to CAD $2,000 (at the discretion of the jury) to facilitate study in Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Norway, or Sweden. It is differentiated between long term and short term study grants. Long term study grants are valued between $1,000 and $2,000; set up in order to help defray travel expenses incurred during a longer study/research visit to Scandinavian destinations (e.g. one semester or more) whereas shorter study grants are valued $500 each; set up in order to facilitate a shorter study/research visit to Scandinavian destinations. Thus, the successful candidate must have additional means at her/his disposal for carrying out the intended study/research enterprise.
The requirements for the a bursary application are the following:
A. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants currently or previously registered in a Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral programs, or equivalent in Canada.
B. Applicant’s proposed program of study or research must be carried out in Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Norway, or Sweden.
The Canadian Scandinavian Foundation will award scholarships in 2021. The application deadline for the scholarships is May 2020.
Due to the limited annual number of bursaries, selection is very competitive and based primarily upon Nordic relevance of the proposed program of study, as well as applicants’ academic records, references, and support material (if applicable). In your application, please describe why it is important or even essential to undertake your studies in one of the Nordic countries, versus elsewhere in the world.
Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be postmarked before or by the deadline date. The application deadline for students beginning their studies in September 2019 will be May 31, 2019.
The successful applicants will receive the scholarship in two payments. The first cheque in the amount of 75% of the total value of the scholarship will be paid prior to the beginning of the academic term. The second cheque in the amount 25% of the scholarship will be paid after the successful applicant has provided proof of study, such as a certificate, proof of travel such as a boarding pass as well as submit a brief report upon completion of their project, and will recognize the contribution of CSF whenever possible.
Other Funding Sources
A. The Royal Norwegian Embassy offers $500 travel grants to members of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada ( AASSC ).
B. The Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies offers CINS Undergraduate Summer Bursaries, valued at $1,500, normally up to 4 bursaries per year. The competition is open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants enrolled in an undergraduate language course in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish at a Canadian university or college. The bursary is tenable at any recognized summer programme offering language and/or culture courses in a Scandinavian language in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden. Deadline: February 15 of each year.
C. The Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies offers CINS Graduate Scholarship, valued at $5,000, usually one award each year. The competition is open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants enrolled in an undergraduate language course in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish at a Canadian university or college. The bursary is tenable at any recognized summer programme offering language and/or culture courses in a Scandinavian language in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden. Deadline: February 15 of each year.
For further information, please contact the Embassy at:
Royal Norwegian Embassy
90 Sparks Street, Suite 532