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MASTER OR PHD at one of the world's leading universities?


Do you want to make a difference? We’ll support you throughout the course of your studies.

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MASTER OR PHD at one of the world's leading universities?


Do you want to make a difference? We’ll support you throughout the course of your studies.


AKER SCHOLARSHIP 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. 

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:
CaltechMITHarvardStanfordUniversity of PennsylvaniaOxfordCambridgeImperial College London og National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

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WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR


YOU MUST BE ACADEMICALLY STRONG AND HAVE A DESIRE TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY.

Excellent grades are a prerequisite in order to be admitted to the best universities. However, there are other important criteria both when applying for admission at the universities and when we consider who to award the scholarships to.  

Do you aim high and work persistently to reach your goals? Are you engaged in social issues? Would you like to make a positive impact to the benefit of others?

We are looking for young talent dedicated to making a difference. We hope that the opportunity to study at one of the world's top universities will provide you with knowledge, inspiration and contacts that can help you realize your full potential — both academically and personally.

At this stage, we do not know what life has in store for you after your study abroad. Maybe you will become an important contributor to academia, the private sector or society? Maybe you will contribute to improving the lives of those who are not doing as well as you are?

Do you identify with the descriptions above? There are no requirements in terms of where you must work after you complete your degree. We hope, though, that in the long term you will prove us right in our decision to award you an Aker Scholarship.

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APPLICATION PROCESS


APPLICATION PROCESS


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 2 pages long describing yourself, what you want to study and why, in addition to why you should receive 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.) Read more about what is required in your application here.

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 dependant on students progressing normally in their study. We keep in touch with you throughout the course of your studies and hopefully also after graduation.

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Application process Aker Scholarship


CONTACT


CONTACT


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. You can reach us either by email to kontakt@akerscholarship.no, or by using the form below. 

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