The International Summer School at the University of Oslo is one of two summer schools who in the past have awarded Cultural Agreement scholarship for the summer term. The International Summer School (ISS)will from now on administer the Summer Scholarships under the Cultural Agreement with the following procedures for applicants:
A) Applicants for Cultural Agreement Summer Scholarships apply directly and personally to the International Summer School, University of Oslo. The application deadline is February 1, 2009 for the 2009 summer term.
B) The previous nominating institution (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, etc.) should now advice scholarship applicants to apply directly to the International Summer School and not through their admission services. The previous nominating institutions will no longer have to nominate students and will not receive a report or confirmation from the International Summer School.
In the event that the nomination for summer scholarships 2009 has already been processed by the previous nominating institution (e.g. the Ministry of Education), the International Summer School will accept the nomination list and follow the old procedures for this year as well.
C) The previous nominating institution must inform all relevant agents and institutions about the changes listed in this e-mail. The International Summer School in this e-mail notifies the nominating institution (e.g. the DAAD in Germany), the Norwegian Embassy in your country (e.g. the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin) and your embassy in Norway (e.g. the German Embassy in Oslo).
D) The Cultural Agreement Summer Scholarships are primarily intended for foreign students specializing in Scandinavian Studies and/or Scandinavian Language. As a result, the International Summer School welcomes each European university with a Study Program in Scandinavian Studies and/or Scandinavian Language to send a prioritized list of their students to the International Summer School. In a sense, each Scandinavian institute can nominate/prioritate it's own students. The deadline for sending in priority lists will be February 1, 2009 for the 2009 summer term. If desired, the Scandinavian Studies department can collect applications from its students and send the applications and the priority list to the ISS before February 1.
E) The Cultural Agreement Summer Scholarships are also open to any other qualified applicant interested in any of the other courses offered at the International Summer School. We encourage you to inform interested students about our website (www.uio.no/iss) and direct the applicants to us so that we can guide the applicant in the admission process.
E) The International Summer School is free to distribute the app. 49 Cultural Agreement Summer Scholarships according to the qualifications of the scholarship applicants and is not tied to a particular number of scholarships to any given country/region. However, as a rule, the ISS will try to follow the distribution of scholarships per country/region as it has been over the last years.