Nordic Africa Institute Study Scholarships in Uppsala

Deadline: 1 October 2014
Open to: students pursuing Africa-oriented studies within the fields of social sciences and humanities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
Scholarship: travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation in Uppsala city centre


The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers. As a hub and a meeting place in the Nordic region for a growing field of research and analysis the Institute strives to put knowledge of African issues within reach for scholars, policy makers, politicians, media, students and the general public. The Institute is financed jointly by the Nordic countries.

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.


Students pursuing Africa-oriented studies within the fields of social sciences and humanities at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) are eligible candidates for these scholarships, regardless of their 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 Nordic Africa Institute scholarships cover travelling expenses for the least expensive fare from residential address in a Nordic country to Uppsala and return. The scholarship holders are provided with a desk and computer in a shared office and free accommodation at Gästhem Samariten, a hostel centrally located in Uppsala. The scholarships also include a subsistence allowance of SEK 150 per day and free photocopying up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.


The application deadline is October 1, 2014.

Application consists of a filled in application form and detailed plan of the project should be sent via post to: The Nordic Africa Institute, Att: Inga-Britt Isaksson Faris, P. O. Box 1703, SE-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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