Mobility Grant In Norwegian Language, Literature, and Culture
Are you studying Norwegian language, literature, or culture at the master’s or Ph.D. level? If you are, you might be eligible for a grant.
The mobility grant is given for one, two, or three months of fieldwork at a Norwegian university or research institute. It helps cover living expenses and travel costs to and from Norway. This grant is managed by the Norwegian Directorate of Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir).
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible, you must be enrolled as a Master’s or Ph.D. student at a higher education institution outside of Norway.
Your home institution must have a department dedicated to Nordic/Scandinavian studies, and you must have selected Norwegian language, Norwegian literature, or Norwegian culture as the topic for your thesis or dissertation. Additionally, you must be enrolled in a department specifically focused on Nordic/Scandinavian studies.
If you are not enrolled in a department of Nordic/Scandinavian studies, your application may still be considered if your thesis or dissertation focuses clearly on Norwegian language, literature, or culture. However, such applications will be assessed based on available funding.
March 18, 2024 (by 12:00 PM Norwegian time).
All applications must be submitted online through HK-dirs’ digital application form Espresso. Applications via email will not be evaluated.
What expenses does the cover?
The mobility grant includes a fixed-rate travel stipend and fixed-rate residence stipend. The following fixed rates apply for the academic year 2024-2025:
NOK 3,000 for travel from countries in Europe
NOK 4,500 for travel from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia
NOK 6,000 for travel from other cities in Russia, other Eurasia countries and countries outside of Europe
The allowance follows the rates established by The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund for basic support and amounts to $1,500 per month for the academic year 2023-2024.
The allowance is granted for one, two, or three months.
How do I apply?
1. Download and review the Guidelines for the Mobility Grant for Language, Literature, and Culture in English or Norwegian. The guidelines are available for download in English and Norwegian below:
2. Download the Guidelines for the Mobility Grant in English.
3. Download the Guidelines for the Mobility Grant in Norwegian (bokmål version).
4. Download the Guidelines for the Mobility Grant in Norwegian (nynorsk version).
a recommendation letter from the home institution tutor
a personal invitation letter from the Norwegian institution
a copy of your passport
5. Submit the application before the deadline.
All applications will be assessed internally in HK-dir and processed by the Program Committee for Norwegian Studies Abroad. During the assessment the project’s relevance, design and implementation are assessed.
We aim to finalise the assesment process in late April 2024 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of the process by email.
Other practical information
Recipients of the mobility grant is responsible for obtaining housing during their stay in Norway. HK-dir does not provide housing.
Grant recipients who need a visa to enter Norway should apply for this as soon as possible at their nearest Norwegian embassy our consulate. HK-dir cannot pay out the grant if a visa to enter Norway is rejected.
– A letter of recommendation from the tutor at your home institution.
– A personal invitation letter from the Norwegian institution.
– A copy of your passport.
– Ensure your application is submitted before the deadline.
All applications will be internally assessed by HK-dir and reviewed by the Program Committee for Norwegian Studies Abroad. The assessment will consider the project’s relevance, design, and implementation.
We aim to complete the assessment process by late April 2024, and all applicants will receive notification of the outcome via email.
Additional practical information:
Recipients of the mobility grant are responsible for arranging housing during their stay in Norway. HK-dir does not provide housing.
Grant recipients requiring a visa to enter Norway should apply for one promptly at their nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate. HK-dir cannot disburse the grant if a visa application to enter Norway is denied.
Do you have questions concerning the application process?
You may contact HK-dir at email@example.com