Kaare Birkeland Scholarship
For Study at the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway

Deadline: April 5, 2013

About the Scholarship:

The Kaare Birkeland Scholarship was established to provide funding for a University of Alaska Anchorage student to attend the University of Stavanger (UiS) for one year, and in alternate years, for a UiS student to attend UAA for a year. Although there is no exchange agreement between UiS and UAA, students from both universities have benefited from the opportunity to learn first-hand about each other's countries and cultures since 2002.

For more more information about the Kaare Birkeland Scholarship click here.
To download the Kaare Birkeland Scholarship Application click here.
Download the UAA Liability Release Form click here.

Visit the University of Stavanger website at www.uis.no/frontpage/.
For practical information visit www.uis.no/student_life/practical_information_3/.
UiS's International Student Guide is full of useful information for prospective students.

2013-14 Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000

Up to $10,000 will be awarded to a UAA student to study at the University of Stavanger for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students who wish to study at UiS for only one semester may also apply. The scholarship trustees honor and uphold the terms of Kaare Birkeland's bequest in determining how the funds can be apportioned and used, and may give preference to students applying for the full year.

The scholarship is intended to help defray the UAA student's costs associated with airfare, student fees, books, housing in a student apartment arranged through the university, board, and insurance while attending the University of Stavanger. Tuition is free at UiS.

Eligibility Criteria for UAA Applicants:

  • Be a full-time, degree-seeking UAA student
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Financial need is considered
  • Preference is given to students who are motivated, and demonstrate academic and leadership potential.Students may have any major or class standing.
  • Scholarship Committee:

    Scholarship Trustees who are members of the Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge #46 and the Elks form the Kaare Birkeland Norwegian USA Exchange Scholarship Selection Committee. The UAA Director of International & Intercultural Affairs facilitates the application process and votes in the event of a tie.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: April 5th, 2013.
    UiS Application Deadline: May 1, 2013

    Submit Application to:

    UAA Office of International & Intercultural Affairs
    Rasmuson Hall, Suite 115
    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

    T: 907.786.4135
    F: 907.786.1060
    E: latuovinen@uaa.alaska.edu