Department of Scandinavian Studies Scholarships

Website: Department of Scandinavian Studies


The UW Department of Scandinavian Studies offers several scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled UW students at the time they would receive the award. Applications are generally open each year during winter quarter, for scholarships that would fund the following academic year. Please review the list of scholarships available at


The Department of Scandinavian Studies offers a variety of scholarships for both UW undergraduate and graduate students in Scandinavian Studies. Criteria varies with the scholarships offered. Contact the department for information.

*International students may be eligible for this scholarship*

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Application procedures vary, but generally require brief statements about your educational and/or career objectives, plans for use of the scholarship funds, and involvement in the Scandinavian Department, as well as providing name and contact information for two references (one in the department and one outside the department).


The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington was established in 1909 by a special act of the Washington State Legislature. During its history, the Department has grown from a one-person institution to comprise a teaching staff of twelve full-time faculty in Scandinavian and Baltic Studies. Adjunct faculty whose appointments are in other Departments make their expertise available in a variety of courses with considerable Scandinavian content. Affiliate faculty, likewise, occasionally teach and serve as valuable resources to our students. With a total enrollment of approximately 40,000 students at the University of Washington, the Department enrolls 1,600 undergraduates annually in its many courses.

The Scandinavian Department began offering an M.A. program in 1948 and has offered a Ph.D. program since 1967. Graduates from the Department have established careers in business, the professions and education. Graduate seminars are offered in Scandinavian literary genres, medieval literature, mythology, folklore, drama, film, politics, history, Old Icelandic and linguistics. On the undergraduate level, the Department offers majors in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Scandinavian Area Studies as well as minors in Baltic Studies, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, and Scandinavian Area Studies.

Contact Information

The Department of Scandinavian Studies is located in 318 Raitt Hall (Map) on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mailing address:
Department of Scandinavian Studies
University of Washington
318 Raitt Hall, Box 353420
Seattle, WA 98195-3420

Telephone: (206) 543-0645
Fax: (206) 685-9173

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