The Anglo-Norse Society in London offers various kinds of bursaries and grants:



1. The Dame Gillian Brown Postgraduate Scholarship


This scholarship set up in memory of Dame Gillian Brown, former Ambassador to Norway, and Chairman of the Anglo-Norse Society, is worth £2,000 and is intended to help towards the cost of one-year of postgraduate study in Norway in the field of Norwegian literature, history, music or translation studies.
Eligibility to apply is restricted to British subjects who have graduated with a good Honours degree or equivalent.
Students wishing to apply should download the application form below and should send details of their degree results, the course for which they intend to use the scholarships, and for which they should already have been accepted.

Deadline 31 March each year.


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Danielle Price

         Danielle will begin a two-year master’s programme in Jazz/Improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo in August 2020. Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MMus with Distinction) in 2013, Danielle has had an enjoyable and varied career as a freelance musician (tuba). She will be studying alongside her colleague Martin Lee Thomson. Together they form the tuba euphonium duo Dopey Monkey. 

       During her time in Oslo, Danielle will work individually and with Martin to develop her skills as musician/composer. She hopes to seek inspiration from her new surroundings and collaborate with other musicians based in Norway.  She has a particular interest in cross genre and collaborative projects. Find out more about          

 Danielle’s work –


2. Bergen and Oslo Summer Schools


Specific awards may be made for attendance at the Bergen and Oslo summer schools, for which the deadline is 31 March. Applicants for a Summer School bursary should also ask for one reference to be sent directly to our address by the same date.


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3. Anglo-Norse Scholarship Scheme set up with the Royal College of Music

In 2016 The Anglo-Norse Society and the Royal College of Music set up a joint five-year scholarship scheme. The Anglo-Norse Scholarship worth £2,500 for one year is for a Norwegian student coming to  London to follow a postgraduate course. The recipient will be chosen by the Royal College of Music on the basis of the results achieved in the auditions at the RCM. 


Academic Year 2019-2020

There is no Norwegian student of scholarship standard at the Royal College of Music this academic year, so the Anglo-Norse Scholarship will not be awarded, but carried over.  







4. Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

In 2017 the Anglo-Norse  set up a five-year scholarship scheme with NTNU whereby a British student accepted to study for a Master Degree at NTNU, and who has a First Class, or good Upper Second Class Degree may be awarded  a  one-year scholarship worth £2,500. The recipient to be chosen by NTNU on the basis of results obtained in their first degree and in consultation  with the Anglo-Norse Society. The third holder was announced in August 2019.


Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams  

Matthew  achieved a First Class degree in Environmental Science with a year in Industry at the University of Manchester, and have since been working in the construction industry as a Graduate Geo-Environmental Scientist. During my degree I learnt about the physical, chemical and biological processes that shape and influence our environment, and I developed an interest in the behaviour and fate of chemical pollutants in different environmental matrices. My work experience increased my understanding of pollutant sources, and showed me the importance of environmental testing and monitoring. The masters programme Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will give me a firm background on analytical chemistry and the behaviour of chemical compounds in nature, while learning about the biological effect that this will have. NTNU offers me the opportunity to explore this in a range of scenarios; from marine oil spills, to metal pollution on Svalbard. Learning about these processes will lead to a future where the contamination can be researched, monitored, analysed, and ultimately, remediated.


5. Scholarship Scheme set up with UiT, The Arctic University of Norway

In 2017 the Anglo-Norse set up a five-year scholarship scheme with UiT The Arctic University of Norway whereby a British student accepted to study for a Masters Degree at UiT, and who has a First Class, or good Upper Second Class Degree may be awarded  a  one-year scholarship worth £2,500.  It is a condition of the scholarship that half the units  the recipient is registered to study must relate specifically to the Arctic. Applications for the scholarship should be sent to, by 19 June of the year in which you wish to start studying at UiT, and should include a copy of your letter of acceptance by the University of Tromsø, a copy of your First Degree certificate, and letter of recommendation from that university, plus a CV and letter of between 500 and 1,000 words, explaining how this course fits in with your future plans.


Kati Dunning

Katie Dunning  

After gaining a First-Class degree in Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool, I knew I wanted to continue in the research field. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with cetaceans (whales/dolphins/porpoises), particularly killer whales! Tromsø is the perfect place to study arctic marine mammals, with killer whales in high abundance during Winter, along with humpback whales. At UiT I hope to continue my previous research using stable isotopes to better understand arctic marine food webs and the effects of climate change on predators, which will contribute to my goal of achieving a PhD in arctic marine mammals.


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6. Other awards and Grants 

These are available to British citizens and may be made to assist study of, or research into, subjects with a specifically Norwegian content. The amount of these awards will depend upon the circumstances of the proposed study or project but will not normally exceed £500. There are two annual deadlines for these grants:  31 March and 30 September. Please send details of your project and your application to:



In the spring of 2020 the Society awarded grants towards the following: 


A British euphonium player who has been accepted  to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He is the other half of the duo Dopey Monkey (see

A British bassoon player who has been accepted to do a Masters Degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music and who has as his special project the intention to create concerts which involve playing duets with different instruments.

A British student who will be in the second year of a Masters Degree on Ibsen at the Centre for ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo.

                An outstanding British DPhil student of Old Norse Literature at the University of Oxford.





7. Scholarships and Grants offered by other organisations

City of London Bridge Ward Club Norwegian Business Scholars Trust, now in its 16th year, offers an annual scholarship to an outstanding Norwegian scholar at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo and Bergen, and gives the successful Scholar 6-7 weeks of placements in 3 different types of finnancial institution in the City of London in the Autumn, before the student goes on to study for a term at CASS City of London Business School.


CoScan, (the Confederation of Scandinavian Societies in the UK) offers small Travel Awards (£100-200) to help young British people to visit a Scandinavian country to undertake a worthwhile project of a broadly educational nature. More information can be found  on The closing date for applications is 31 March and the applcation form can be downloaded from