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, and the course for which they intend to use the scholarships, and for which they should already have been accepted to:


Download Application Form

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Amy Jolly

Amy recently passed  the master degree at the University  of Stavanger with top marks. She is continuing this year 

on the one-year postgraduate course and will finish in December 2018.  She is simultaneoulsy studying as a PhD

student at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she is researching collaborative composition.













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. 

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Erlend Vestby

Erlend is a cellist who completed his Masters in Performance with Distinction at the University of Stavanger (UiS),  where he also won the UiS Student Prize for his outstanding artistic and academic qualities and for contributing to an active artistic environment in Stavanger. Erlend has played in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts across Europe and  Asia. He is currently working as a substitute in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra as well as freelancing in  diverse professional chamber groups andsmall orchestras.. 








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 second holder will be announced in August 2018.


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Aynie Ismail 

Aynie graduated with a First Class Degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering  from the University of Derby in 2016. Passionate about her subject, she had started working with Rogers Clarke Lander Ltd Consulting and Structural Engineers even before graduation. She applied to do the MSc in Project Management at NTNU because she wants to gain a deeper insight into the way in which we project manage construction and the limitations this has on structural scope and design.












5. Scholarship Scheme set up with the University of Tromsø

In 2017 the Anglo-Norse set up a five-year scholarship scheme with the University of Tromsø (UiT)  whereby a British student accepted to study for a Master 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. The scholarship holder will be chosen by the University of Tromsø on the basis of results obtained in their first degree and in consultation  with the Anglo-Norse Society. The second holder was announced in September 2018, and is profiled below.


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Fatema Lookmanjee 

Fatema graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a degree in English Law with European Law. After writing her dissertation on the particular challenges facing the Arctic Ocean she looked for places in the UK where she could study international law with particular reference to the Law of the Sea, but could not find such a place. She was therefore very happy when she found a Masters programme at the University of Tromsø which specializes in precisely that topic. She hopes eventually to be able to use her qualification to effect change through policy and law to protect this vital part of the world.


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6. Other awards and Grants 

These 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 autumn of 2018 the Society awarded grants towards the following: 

The release of a CD of Grieg's music for piano solo, voice and piano and piano duet. The CD with Claire Booth (soprano) and Christopher Glynn (piano) aims to explore and expand the narrative and musical journey within Grieg's op 67 cycle 'Haugtussa' for Avie Records.


To a British student who is currently following a Master's Programme at Kunstøgskolen in Oslo (The Oslo Academy of Arts) where she is specialising in manual textile techniques.

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