Scholarship and Grant Program: Information for Applicants

Updated: March 2019.

NSU Scholarship and Grant Program: Application Process

There are two funding options for which the participants at the NSU Summer Session can apply:

    • Scholarship: exclusively for Nordic/Baltic students, or
  • Grant: inclusive for all other students and people in need, also non-Nordic participants.

 Please see the criteria for each below.

The Call for applications will open on 15th March with announcement in NSU Newsletter #2 and the NSU website.

The application period is from 15 March to 1st May.


1. Criteria for Scholarships

Description

Minimum 18 scholarships, divided in 10 from the Nordic countries,  3 from the Baltic Countries, and 3 from the Autonomous areas: Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland.

NSU’s West-Nordic and Baltic Scholarship program will also provide travel support for at least 2 selected participants from both regions (2 from the West-Nordic, 2 from the Baltic).

In case of no candidates from some of the above mentioned categories, the scholarships will be distributed to the others.

Eligibility

To apply for the scholarships, you must be a full or part-time student. Student is here qualified as studying at Nordic/Baltic/Autonomous areas university regardless of citizenship, or as a Nordic/Baltic/Autonomous areas student studying at a non-Nordic university.

Requirements

For the application to be considered, students need to send in the following information to the coordinators of the circle to which they are applying:  

  • Full name, email and current academic status (documentation of studies at a Nordic/Baltic/Autonomous area University must be provided)
  • Citizenship and place of residence
  • Number of NSU events attended so far (including both Winter and Summer Sessions)
  • Description of proposed presentation
  • Reasons for applying: Why should NSU give you the Scholarship?
  • Eligibility / applying for travel support from the West-Nordic and Baltic Sholarship Program. (Yes/No)


Priority consideration will be given to:

  • Presentation of a paper over attendance only
  • Recruitment of the Nordic/Baltic/Autonomous areas that are not currently present in the circle
  • Years and/or active participation in NSU
  • Other strong reasons, for example, related to the applicant’s needs

2. Criteria for Grants

Description/Eligibility

The NSU offers approximately 18 grants to anyone in need of a subsidy.

Each recipient will only pay 60 euro (approx.) + travel.

Grants are for anyone in need of subsidy or support in order to participate, regardless of nationality/place of residence: for example, due temporary employment status, and other special circumstances, including having a low disposable income, or high travel costs when coming from the peripheral areas of the Nordic region, impaired physical fitness, family travelling with two or more children, or single parents travelling with one or more children, etc.

Requirements

For the application to be considered, applicants need to send in the following information to the coordinators of the circle to which they are applying:

    • Full name, e-mail and citizenship
    • Current employment/academic status
    • Number of NSU events attended so far (including both Winter and Summer Sessions)
    • Description of proposed presentation
  • Reasons for applying: Why should NSU give you the grant?

Priority consideration will be given to:

  • Presentation of a paper over attendance only
  • Years and/or active participation in NSU
  • Strong reasons for need. E.g. low disposable income, or high travel costs when coming from the peripheral areas of the Nordic region, being an independent scholar, impaired physical fitness, family travelling with two or more children, or single parents travelling with one or more children, etc.

Application Process

If you feel that you are eligible for either a Scholarship or a Grant, you should submit your application at the same time that you submit your presentation proposal.

Use the criteria above to structure your application, making clear whether you are applying for a Scholarship OR a Grant, and setting out the reasons you meet the eligibility criteria. Email your presentation proposal and your application (along with any supporting documents, such as proof of student status) directly to the coordinator(s) of your chosen circle for the Summer Session.

The application process has a tight turnaround on deadlines and acceptance of scholarships/grants so please check your email carefully around the dates set out below in order to avoid missing the opportunity to receive NSU funding.

The application period is from 15 March to 1st May.


Registration/Payment for Summer Session

The successful applicants should reply by email to ARRKOM and the relevant coordinator(s) stating that they accept the S/G, and then confirm their acceptance by:

All S/G recipients will be emailed a “token” (a number or a code) which they can use when they pay for their registration through the system DalPay.


Major Deadlines

1 March – Announcing Scholarship and Grant (S/G) Program in NSU Newsletter #1 to open 15th of March

15 March –  Circle CFPs are published and S/G application window opens

1 April – Providing detailed information on Scholarship and Grant (S/G) Program in NSU Newsletter #2 open from 15th of March until 1st of May

1 May – Scholarship and Grant application window closes

15 May – ARRKOM notifies (CCing the coordinators of the relevant circle ):

  • All the grants and scholarship recipients
  • All ineligible applicants
  • All eligible applicants on waiting list

31 May – Deadline for S/G recipients to accept by registering for SS and paying

1 June – Any unclaimed S/Gs are offered to applicants on the waiting list

10 June Deadline for the waiting list S/G recipients to confirm, register for SS and pay

15 June – Absolute final day to accept the S/G by registering for the SS and paying