Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Norway
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: University of Oslo
  • Funded by: University of Oslo
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Masters
  • Scholarship Amount: N/S
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 15th February, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

The grant provides for at least the tuition cost. Within the application system, you’re required to specify if you desire the grant to include ISS housing for students.

Upon selecting a course in the application system Søknadsweb, opt for ONLY one out of these alternatives:

  • 1. “I opt to secure independent housing”: The Essential Fee Grant encompasses academic participation, medical insurance, and social activities. The Essential Fee Grant excludes lodging for students, any overnight trips, or transportation to and from Oslo.
  • 2. “I elect ISS-provided lodging at a cost”: The ISS Housing Grant for Students defrays tuition, meals, and basic shared-room lodging. It includes one overnight trip and a local Oslo transport pass. However, it doesn’t include the cost of travel to Oslo and back.


To be considered for a general ISS scholarship, candidates must not only exhibit exceptional academic and professional records but also fulfill the criteria specified by the scholarship offerings. The ISS selects a diverse range of students for each class, considering factors such as academic and professional orientation, geographical representation, as well as gender and age diversity.

How to apply

Individuals possessing a Bachelor’s degree and able to prove their proficiency in English are eligible.

Should this describe your situation, proceed to submit your application as a Scholarship candidate through the “Søknadsweb” portal from January 2 to February 1. Within Søknadsweb, it is essential to provide a Recommendation Letter and a Purpose Statement alongside all other necessary documents. It is advisable to have these documents ready beforehand.

Steps to apply

Here are the steps to apply for a general ISS scholarship:

Step 1:

During the designated application window from January 2 to February 1, 2024, submit an application for a Master’s program via the “Søknadsweb” application portal.

Step 2:

Provide evidence of meeting the academic prerequisites.

Step 3:

Showcase a robust academic performance.

Step 4:

Prove your proficiency in English as per the requirement.

Step 5:

In your statement of purpose, highlight how your academic and/or professional experience is relevant to the Master’s course you are applying for (refer to the course descriptions for detailed information).

Additionally, ensure to upload both a Letter of Recommendation and a Statement of Purpose to your application on Søknadsweb. 

Additional Information

The ISS Scholarship does not include a travel grant. Nevertheless, candidates hailing from Africa, Oceania, Asia, Latin America, as well as specific countries in Europe and Eurasia—namely Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine—are eligible to apply for a travel grant if they require financial assistance for travel expenses.

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