The first UK-Iceland Explorer scholarships awarded to four candidates


  • Mynd af styrkhöfum og sendiherra Breta á Íslandi.
    Sendiherra Breta á Íslandi, Dr Bryony Mathew, ásamt þremur styrkhafanna, Arnheiði, Rakel Björt og Viktori, og þeim Aðalheiði og Rúnu frá Rannís.

Earlier this year, Rannís launched a call for applications to the newly established UK-Iceland fund, which aims to enhance academic cooperation between Iceland and the UK. The first scholarships have now been awarded to four candidates who will start their studies in the UK this autumn.

 This year's Explorer students are Rakel Björt Helgadóttir, Viktor Ellingsson, Arnheiður Gróa Björnsdóttir Hafberg og Bolli Steinn Huginsson. They submitted excellent applications and demonstrated through interviews that their study plans are well in line with the objectives of the fund and likely to have a positive impact at different levels. They receive a study grant of £ 10.000 each.

The UK-Iceland Explorer scholarship fund supports Icelandic postgraduate students in the UK. The UK Space Agency awards the grants in cooperation with Rannís, the British Embassy in Reykjavík and Icelandic authorities. The scholarship holders may take part in paid internship at a UK company or organisation through the SPIN programme. The next Explorer application round will be launched early 2023.

We congratulate the scholarship holders for their success and wish them all the best in the UK.

In the picture: The UK Ambassador to Iceland, Dr Bryony Mathew, with three of the scholarship holders, Arnheidur, Rakel Bjort and Viktor, as well as Adalheidur and Runa from Rannis.

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