Scholarships are administered by the University of Manitoba and are awarded on the basis of academic standing in one or more Icelandic courses.

In addition, the University of Manitoba awards bursaries for those students of Icelandic Studies demonstrating need.  These should generally be applied for on the University of Manitoba’s General Bursary Application Form.  Current information can be found at or at the Financial Aid and Awards Office on the Fort Garry campus.

The Icelandic Government awards two scholarships on an annual basis to students who are interested in spending a year in Iceland studying Icelandic for Foreigners at the University of Iceland. These scholarships are administered by the Icelandic National League and must be applied for. The admission deadline is usually around April. Watch for the announcement of application forms on the INL Homepage.

The Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies (CINS) annually awards two bursaries to students who are enrolled in an Icelandic (or other Scandinavian language) course and would like to go to Iceland (or another Scandinavian country) to participate in a summer language course.  The application deadline is usually in March. 

Canada Iceland Foundation Scholarships

Jón Sigurdsson Chapter IODE Scholarships

Icelandic National League Scholarships Numerous scholarships from a growing list of Icelandic organizations are now being made available to students of Icelandic background. In some cases, scholarships may be specific to: membership in an organization, living in a province, or in a certain field of study.

Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society (GICS)  The Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society is offering a scholarship of $500 to a graduate of Gimli High School who is registered in a course offered through the Department of Icelandic Language and Literature at the U of M.