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:
Amy recently passed the master degree at the University of Stavanger with top marks. She is continuing this year
on the one-year postgraduate course and will finish in December 2018. She is simultaneoulsy studying as a PhD
student at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she is researching collaborative composition.
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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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.
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..
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.
Aynie graduated with a First Class Degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from the University of Derby in 2016. Passionate about her subject, she had started working with Rogers Clarke Lander Ltd Consulting and Structural Engineers even before graduation. She applied to do the MSc in Project Management at NTNU because she wants to gain a deeper insight into the way in which we project manage construction and the limitations this has on structural scope and design.
In 2017 the Anglo-Norse 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 First 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. The second holder will be announced in September 2018.
Fatema graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a degree in English Law with European Law. After writing her dissertation on the particular challenges facing the Arctic Ocean she looked for places in the UK where she could study international law with particular reference to the Law of the Sea, but could not find such a place. She was therefore very happy when she found a Masters programme at the University of Tromsø which specializes in precisely that topic. She hopes eventually to be able to use her qualification to effect change through policy and law to protect this vital part of the world.
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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.