Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature

Are you studying Norwegian language or literature at Master or Ph.D. level? If so you could be eligible for a grant.


The mobility grant is awarded Master and Ph.D. students  whom have chosen Norwegian language or Norwegian literature as topic for their dissertation.  You must be a student at a department for Nordic/Scandinavian studies with an institution outside of Norway.  

The grant must be used for fieldwork in connection with a Norwegian higher institution of learning and with a Norwegian tutor.  Grants are awarded for a minimum of one and a maximum of three months, and cover travel to/from Norway, accommodation and living expenses in Norway for this period.  

Read more in the call for applications:  

Call for applications: Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature 2021-2022

Application deadline: March 25th, 2021


Before applying, you must contact a tutor at a Norwegian university or university college specialising within your field. This person will act as your supervisor while you are in Norway. Ask your the tutor at your local university for contacts. You can also try to find a tutor via webpages of Norwegian Higher Education Institutions. They are listed here. 

What does the grant cover?

The following costs can be covered by the grant. 

Travel grant:

  • NOK 2 000 for travel from countries in Europe
  • NOK 3 000 for travel from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia
  • NOK 5 000 for travel from other cities in Russia, other Eurasia countries and countries outside of Europe

Grant for board and lodging:

  • The grant follows the rates set by The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund for basic support and is NOK 11 229 per month for the academic year 2021-2022.
The application procedure

1. Download and read the Guidelines for the Mobility grant for Norwegian Language and Literature.

2. Prepare a project description and contact a tutor and an institution of higher learning in Norway.

3. Fill out the online application form in Espresso. The application can be written in English or Norwegian.

4. Obligatory attachments:

  • a recommendation letter from the home institution tutor
  • a personal invitation letter from the Norwegian institution

5. Submit the application before the annual deadline March 25th, 2021.

6. Your application will be assessed by the Programme Committee for Norwegian Studies Abroad.

7. The applicant will be informed about the outcome of their application approximately in May.


A report about the fieldwork must be submitted within one month after the fieldwork has ended. A report form will be available under "My tasks" in Espresso.

Do you have questions concerning the application process? Contact Senior Advisor Hege Fjeld at