Norwegian Immigration Policy
The responsibilities of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJPS) include design and implementation of Norwegian immigration policy. Relevant topics in this field are issues related to migration flows, the effects of immigration on social development in Norway, asylum reception centres and repatriation of persons with no legal residence, as well as investigation of the effects of various interventions in this field.
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MJPS may assist master’s degree students who wish to write their thesis on topics within our area of responsibility with scholarships and some academic support.
Examples of topics for master’s degree theses could include:
- Statistical analyses of migration to Europe and Norway and internally in Europe. Possible correlations with relevant background factors (such as national origin), other influential factors and arrivals/migratory movements.
- Socioeconomic perspectives on immigration to Norway.
- Comparative studies in various European countries of repatriation of persons without legal residence, including civil-society attitudes to repatriations.
- Regulations for family reunification, including analyses of the effects of the regulations as well as more technical studies of regulatory design.
- Reception centres: Effects of the scheme for alternative placement, measures for prevention of crime and serious events in reception centres.
- Topics related to the organization of the immigration authorities.
In order to process your application, the MJPS needs to receive a project description, CV, transcript of grades and a recommendation from your supervisor. These must be appended to the application to The Science Shop.
The MJPS has earmarked NOK 100,000 to scholarships, and the size of each scholarship will be determined on the basis of each project description submitted.