High North Fellowship Program
The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU), Norway
Students from Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the US who attend an institution in Northern Norway as part of their higher education
Public funds from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
To promote International learning mobility projects in the field of high education
The High North Fellowship program offers scholarships to students from Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the US who attend an institution in Northern Norway as part of their higher education. The program is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each fellowship recipient receives a monthly stipend of approximately NOK 9 440, and a travel grant of the same amount. Institutions of higher education in Norway do not charge tuition from international students, and the stipend is intended to cover housing and living expenses. To be eligible for the High North Fellowship Program, you must be registered at a higher education institution in Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea or the US. Your home institution should have an agreement of cooperation with the institution you wish to attend in Norway. The program is mainly targeted at students at the Master and Bachelor level, but is also open to PhD students. Bachelor and Master students must take for-credit courses in Norway, while PhD students can come as research fellows. The scholarships are granted for one or two semesters, and recipients must stay for at least four months. The High North Fellowship Program is directed towards studies that are relevant to the North, and only open to students within certain areas of study. The following subjects are given priority in the program: natural resource management, including fisheries and aquaculture, technology, natural resources, environment, and social sciences relevant to the oil and gas sector, indigenous studies, business development in the High North, including business administration and tourism, environmental studies, health, high North relevant subjects within humanities and social sciences, other subjects with a special relevance to the High North.
Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU), P.O. Box 1093, N-5809 Bergen, Norway, Tel. +47 55 30 38 00, Internet: www.siu.no