The Anglo-Norse Society in London offers various kinds of bursaries and grants:



1. The Dame Gillian Brown Postgraduate Scholarship


This scholarship set up in memory of Dame Gillian Brown, former Ambassador to Norway, and Chairman of the Anglo-Norse Society, is worth £2,000 and is intended to help towards the cost of one-year of postgraduate study in Norway in the field of Norwegian literature, history, music or translation studies.
Eligibility to apply is restricted to British subjects who have graduated with a good Honours degree or equivalent.
Students wishing to apply should download the application form below and should send details of their degree results, and the course for which they intend to use the scholarships, and for which they should already have been accepted to:


Download Application Form

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Amy Jolly

Amy is currently on the master course in Stavanger, which she will finish at Christmas 2017. She will then continue there on the one-year postgraduate course for which she has already been awarded a place and where she will be working with a Norwegian composer.  As from this September she will also be beginning a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London where her work with the composer in Stavanger will contribute to her PhD project.


2. Bergen and Oslo Summer Schools

Specific awards may be made for attendance at the Bergen and Oslo summer schools, for which the deadline is 31 March. Applicants for a Summer School bursary should also ask for one reference to be sent directly to our address by the same date.
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3. Anglo-Norse Scholarship Scheme set up with the Royal College of Music

In 2016 The Anglo-Norse Society and the Royal College of Music set up a joint five-year scholarship scheme. The Anglo-Norse Scholarship worth £2,500 for one year is for a Norwegian student coming to  London to follow a postgraduate course. The recipient will be chosen by the Royal College of Music on the basis of the results achieved in the auditions at the RCM. 

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Erlend Vestby

Erlend is a cellist who completed his Masters in Performance with Distinction at the University of Stavanger (UiS),  where he also won the UiS Student Prize for his outstanding artistic and academic qualities and for contributing to an active artistic environment in Stavanger. Erlend has played in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts across Europe and  Asia. He is currently working as a substitute in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra as well as freelancing in  diverse professional chamber groups andsmall orchestras.. 








4. Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

In 2017 the Anglo-Norse  set up a five-year scholarship scheme with NTNU whereby a British student accepted to study for a Master Degree at NTNU, and who has a First Class, or good Upper Second Class Degree may be awarded  a  one-year scholarship worth £2,500. The recipient to be chosen by NTNU on the basis of results obtained in their first degree and in consultation  with the Anglo-Norse Society. The second holder will be announced in August 2018.

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Connor McKnight  

Connor obtained a First Class Degree in Marine Science with Arctic Studies at the University of the Highlands in 2016. While there he learnt about Artic ecosystems and how they are affected by the long-range transport of contaminants such as mercury. After doing a semester on Svalbard which developed his passion for the Arctic he chose to continue his studies at NTNU because the toxicology-based research there is world class, and in his own words he would ‘like to become an ambassador for Arctic toxicology research’.









5. NEW Scholarship Scheme set up with the University of Tromsø

The Anglo-Norse is pleased to announce that in 2017 it set up a five-year scholarship scheme with the University of Tromsø (UiT)  whereby a British student accepted to study for a Master Degree at UiT, and who has a Firstn Class, or good Upper Second Class Degree may be awarded  a  one-year scholarship worth £2,500.  It is a condition of the scholarship that half the units  the recipient is registered to study must relate specifically to the Arctic. The scholarship holder will be chosen by NTNU on the basis of results obtained in their first degree and in consultation  with the Anglo-Norse Society, and the first holder will be announced in September 2017.

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Alicja Borsberry-Woods

Alicja studied BSc Marine Science in Scotland at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, where she had the opportunity to take an exchange year to the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). Here she studied Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Geology. She found that she was really interested in the physical oceanography, and became interested in atmospheric physics and their importance to climate. Hence she is taking a MSc in Physics at the University of Tromsø, with a specialisation in Climate Dynamics and intends to take Master level courses at UNIS next semester. 


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6. Other awards and grants 

These may be made to assist study of, or research into, subjects with a specifically Norwegian content. The amount of these awards will depend upon the circumstances of the proposed study or project but will not normally exceed £500. There are two annual deadlines for these grants:  31 March and 30 September. Please send details of your project and your application to:


In the spring of 2017 the Society awarded grants towards the following:

The making of an English language documentary film about the Norwegian teachers' protest against the nazification of the school curriculum in 1942. The refusal to comply resulted in 1,000 teachers being arrested and sent to prison in northern Norway.

The mounting of  'ScandiFilm', a short nordic film season at the Exeter Phoenix  which ran between January and March.