Africa Study Scholarships

Africa Study Scholarships

Africa Study Scholarships; The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, invites applications for a number of one-month scholarships to facilitate use of the Institute’s library.

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 large library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications).

The 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 in a shared student apartment.

The scholarships also include a subsistence allowance of SEK 150 per day and free photocopying up to a maximum of 1,000 copies.

The Study Scholarships do not include health care insurance or other insurances

Scholarship Eligibility


  • Students pursuing Africa-oriented studies at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) are eligible candidates for these scholarships, regardless of citizenship.
  • A basic academic degree (Bachelor’s degree) is required.
  • The scholarships are also intended for Africa-oriented journalists and textbook writers. The study scholarships are awarded once per year.
    Scholarship application deadline; 1 October.For more information and application, see; Africa Study Scholarships Website