Scholarships for your studies

The Iceland School of Energy 

Iceland School of Energy's graduate programmes attracts many highly qualified applicants from around the world, many of whom seek financial support from the School. Upon acceptance to the university students are automatically considered for the following partial scholarships listed below. There is no other process that needs to be completed to be considered. It should be noted that the Iceland School of Energy does not provide full scholarships.

When scholarships are awarded, the award is split amongst a student's tuition for four semesters. A student must maintain good grades in accordance with the scholarship's rules to continue to receive it.

Sustainable Futures Scholarship

The world is facing many energy challenges and demand for energy experts with an understanding of the complexities is needed. The Sustainable Futures Scholarships was created to provide financial support to students who show great potential, knowledge, and initiative to be part of the sustainable future we require. The award is presented to multiple students each year and ranges is size.

Women in Energy Scholarship

The Women in Energy Scholarship was created to support talented female candidates by providing up to one-third of the total tuition for a master's programme. In 2019, the IEA reported that despite women making up 39% of the global labour force, women only account for 22% of the global energy labour force. We are working hard to generate equality in the energy industry. Since introducing the scholarship, female enrolment has increased from 34% to 48%.

Electric Power Innovation Scholarship

The Electric Power Innovation Scholarship is awarded to selected students in the Electric Power Engineering and Electric Power Management programmes who show strong skills, professionalism, and desire to be leaders in the electric power field worldwide.

The GREEN Program Alumni Scholarship

The Iceland School of Energy awards four partial fee scholarships of up to 4,000 USD for our graduate programmes for those involved with The GREEN Program. The scholarship programme aims to attract outstanding graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, who all have a common interest in finding ways to better meet the growing demand for sustainable energy.

  • Applicants must mention in their CV or personal statement, or elsewhere in their ISE application, that they went on The GREEN Program in order to be considered. All records are verified with the GREEN Program. There is no formal application for the scholarship.

Potential scholarships from outside sources

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Fulbright Student Grants

Fulbright offers five full grants available for US students. Full grants include a stipend intended to cover living expenses for 9 months (the academic year), a travel stipend of 1000 USD, a supplemental accident and sickness insurance coverage, and a baggage allowance, which is payable at the end of the stay. All fields of study are considered.

Leifur Eirkíksson Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship funds scholars who are US citizens for graduate research or study at Universities in Iceland.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

The Robert Kellogg Memorial Scholarship (University of Virginia)

The Robert Kellogg Memorial Scholarship funds one scholar or fellow annually from the University of Virginia for graduate research or study in Iceland, or an Icelander to conduct research or study at the University of Virginia. Work may be in any area including but not limited to the sciences, the humanities, the arts, history, or architecture. Recipients are chosen by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

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