Study Scholarships

The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, invites applications for a number of one-month scholarships to facilitate use of the Institute’s library. The scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation at Gästhem Samariten, centrally located in Uppsala.

The application period for scholarships in 2016 is closed.

Who can apply?
Students pursuing Africa-oriented studies within the fields of social sciences and humanities at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland and Sweden) are eligible candidates for these scholarships, regardless of citizenship. A basic academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent degree) is required. The scholarships are also intended for Africa-oriented journalists and textbook writers in the Nordic countries.

The purpose of the Study Scholarships
The primary purpose of the scholarships is to offer the scholarship holders a one-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications).

Deadline for application
The study scholarships are awarded once per year and the applications must be
in by 1 October.

Further information
Marie Karlsson, Research Administrator,,
phone +46-18 471 52 47.

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