Applicants from USA and Canada

Apply for Bachelor's and Master's courses:
  • A limited number of scholarships and grants are available to citizens of USA and Canada who apply for Master's and Bachelor's courses (including Norwegian language courses).
  • Only on-campus applicants can apply for scholarships.
  • The majority of scholarships awarded are partial scholarships, and students should be prepared to cover a substantial portion of the program fees.
  • The scholarships do not cover travel costs or personal expenses.
  • Scholarship applicants must be citizens or permanent residents/landed immigrants of the United States or Canada at the time of application. Students from other countries who are studying in Canada or the U.S must see the scholarship information from their home country.

 Contact the ISS North American Branch Office for more information.

Our scholarships:

The value of both the Bessie Haugen Johnson Scholarship and the Hans & Else Ege Scholarship is applied directly towards the program fees and is not payable in cash.

Bessie Haugen Johnson Scholarship

  • 5 scholarships awarded annually
  • Amount awarded covers the full basic on-campus fee for the ISS. It does not include travel or personal expenses
  • Awardees are required to live on campus during the ISS session and are required to write an essay reflecting on their experiences at the ISS to be due no later than September 15.
  • Criteria:
    • Application deadline: February 1
    • Applicant’s essay, overall academic record, a letter of recommendation from a professor (emailed to iss@stolaf.edu) and completed scholarship application form
    • Available only to applicants who have never lived/studied abroad

In addition to this scholarship the ISS will cover a public transportation card and reading materials.

Hans & Else Ege Scholarship

  • Amount and number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year. Amounts awarded are partial scholarships for the basic on-campus fee for the ISS.
  • In addition the ISS will cover a public transportation card and reading materials
  • Awardees are required to live on campus during the ISS session and are required to write an essay reflecting on their experiences at the ISS to be due no later than September 15.
  • Criteria:
    • Application deadline: February 1
    • Applicant’s essay, overall academic record, a letter of recommendation from a professor (emailed to iss@stolaf.edu) and completed scholarship application form.
    • Available to all on-campus students applying to the ISS.
    • Preference given to applicants who have not previously studied/lived/traveled in Norway.

In addition to this scholarship the ISS will cover a public transportation card and reading materials.

About the application process:

  1. When applying in the Application Portal, choose the "Self-financed" button, not the "Scholarship" button.
  2. Applicants must submit a 250-500 word essay to the North American Branch Office stating your interest in Norway, how you believe participating in the ISS will benefit your educational and/or professional goals, how you might contribute to the ISS, your financial situation, and previous study/travel abroad experience, if any.

  3. Upload the additional scholarship form, scholarship essay and recommendation letter before the February 1 deadline.

Continue the application process

The ISS North American Branch Office has rolling admissions, and scholarship decisions will not be made until mid-April. Any questions should be directed to the ISS North American Branch Office at iss@stolaf.edu or 1-800-639-0058.

Scholarships Administered by Other Organizations & Institutions

See scholarships from other institutions.

Published Sep. 21, 2018 11:04 AM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2019 2:33 PM