AKER SCHOLARSHIP 2020 IS A GRANT AWARDED TO STUDENTS WHO WANT TO APPLY FOR MASTER’S OR PHD STUDIES AT SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING UNIVERSITIES.
The scholarship is open to applicants from all academic disciplines. You apply to Aker Scholarship one year before embarking on your studies (or you may apply in the fall as you begin your studies).
To be eligible you must be Norwegian or have a strong link to Norway: you must have lived in Norway for several years and speak Norwegian.
The Aker Scholarship provides funding that complements other sources of financial support. You will normally not incur any additional student loans during the course of your degree. The scholarship comes with no strings attached.
Aker Scholarship is more than financial support. We guide you through the application process and provide follow up throughout the entire program. We award scholarships to students to study at the following universities:
YOU NORMALLY APPLY TO AKER SCHOLARSHIP BEFORE APPLYING TO THE UNIVERSITIES.
The application for Aker Scholarship is completed online. You must include a CV, grades, recommendation letters, references and other relevant documents. If you apply for a Master’s degree, you must submit an application letter approximately 1,5 – 2 pages long describing yourself, what you want to study and why, in addition to why you should receive a scholarship. I
f you want support for a PhD, you must also attach a project description, typically 4-10 pages long. (We understand that such a PhD project description can and will change in dialogue with the academic community at the universities once you embark on your degree, but we want you to tell us a little bit of what you want to do in your research.)
The best applicants will be invited for an interview and we will reach out to your references.
The most promising candidates will receive a conditional offer of a scholarship, pending admission to the university to which they applied. Our financial support is guaranteed if you are admitted.
In the period up to the application deadline at your chosen university, you will work on your application, undertake mandatory tests etc. We will assist you in this process and you will receive documentation from us confirming our financial support if you are admitted.
If you are admitted to the university you applied to and accept the offer, we will confirm your scholarship. It is at this stage of the process that the award will be “official”.
The scholarships are disbursed 2-3 times per year and are dependent on students progressing normally in their study. We keep in touch with you throughout the course of your studies and hopefully also after graduation.
The next application deadline is 26th of September 2020. We are open for applications in June 2020. To keep up to date with Aker Scholarship we encourage you to like our page on Facebook. Read more about the scholarship on www.akerscholarship.no.
To apply you will first have to register a user by signing up for an account. Please register with an email account that is yours long term (some institutional accounts at universities are limited to the years you study there). Once you have registered you may sign in and fill in your application. You do not have to complete the application all at once — just save what you have done and you may return to it at a later point in time before the deadline to complete the rest.
Before accessing the application you will be asked to answer three simple questions to check that you are eligible for the scholarship. This is to avoid that you waste time and effort if you are not in our target group.
The application to Aker Scholarship is submitted online. The application consists of:
— A form where you, among other things, list what you have studied and what you wish to study with an Aker Scholarship.
— If you apply for a Master, you must upload an application letter of typically 1,5-2 pages where you describe yourself, what you wish to study and why, in addition to reasons you should be awarded a scholarship. If you want support for a PhD, you must also attach a project description, typically 4-10 pages long. (We understand that such a PhD project description can and will change in dialogue with the academic community at the universities once you embark on your degree, but we want you to tell us a little bit of what you want to do in your research.)
— All transcripts from Upper Secondary School (videregående skole) and until today.
— Two letters of recommendation. At least one should be from someone who knows you in an academic capacity or can say something about your academic backgroud and potential. For PhD applicants we recommend two academic references. MBA are not required to have academic recommendations, work references are fine. It is not required that letters are adressed to Aker Scholarship. Either you or your recommender may upload them (you will not be able to read the letters uploaded by the recommendrs).
— Contact information to at least two references that we may reach out to after a potential interview to ask more detailed questions about you (these people may be the same as those who wrote your letters of recommendation or they may be other people if you).
— Other relevant documents.
We request that you write your application letter in English. All other documents can be in either English or Norwegian.
Once you have submitted your application you should receive a confirmation email stating that we have received your application. If you do not receive any such email, please contact us via the information provided below.
If you have any issues feel free to contact us either via email or call 467 44 444 (during working hours).
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