The Aker Scholarship was established in 2015 by the 'Anne Grete Eidsvig and Kjell Inge Røkke Charitable Foundation for Education’ in cooperation with Aker ASA.
The programme supports Norwegian top students so that they can learn from the best in the world, independent of their family or financial situation. Scholarships are awarded to students in all fields of study.
Its aim is to give talented and ambitious young Norwegian students the opportunity to gain knowledge, inspiration and experience by taking postgraduate degrees at the world's leading universities. SInce last year it has offered scholarships at universities in the UK (Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College), the USA (Caltech, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Penn) and Singapore (National University of Singapore).
The first students on this new programe arrived in Cambridge in October 2016.
A separate external application is required for this scholarship
To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Apply direct to the Aker Scholarship in the year before that in which they wish to start their studies in Cambridge; and
- Apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course
Note for students
You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.