Aker Foundation Scholarship 2024 Application Guide

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AKER Scholarship is a grant awarded to students who wish to get an advanced degree at some of the top universities in the world. Applicants from all academic disciplines can apply for the scholarship.

The Aker scholarship supports you if you want to make a difference. This opportunity can help you discover your true potential in life.

In this article, I explained everything you need to know before applying for the scholarship, the application process, and the advantages of being an Aker Scholar.

About the Aker Foundation

The Aker Foundation was established in 2015 by Anne Grete Eidsvig and Kjell Inge Røkke Charitable Foundation for Education in cooperation with Aker ASA, an industrial investment company based in Norway. Aker solutions group also supports the Karanba project and Stiftelsen VI (the WE Foundation).

Aker Scholarship was founded to support ambitious and talented Norwegian students or students with a strong link to Norway by giving them the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at one of the best universities in the world. The scholarships are funded by gifts from TRG AS, a Norway-based production firm owned by the Rokke family.

There is more to the Aker scholarship than financial support; scholars get access to many benefits, which I mentioned in this article. It comes with no strings attached.

For more information about the foundation or the scholarship they offer, you can send them an email at [email protected]

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Requirements for Aker Scholarship

  • You must be Norwegian or have been a Norway resident for some time and speak Norwegian.
  • You must be very good in your academics since you will be applying to some of the most competitive institutions in the world.
  • You must be willing to contribute to society.
  • You must intend to study at any university supported by the Aker scholarship.
  • There is no specific GPA requirement, but you are expected to have good grades.
  • Applicants seeking a Ph.D. must submit a professional project description, about 4 -10 pages long.

Supported Universities

Aker supports graduate studies at nine world-leading universities in the UK, Singapore, and the US.

  • Harvard University
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • University of Cambridge
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Stanford University
  • Imperial College of London
  • Oxford University

How to apply for the Aker Scholarship

Prospective applicants must apply for the Aker scholarship before applying to the universities. The application deadline is 18 September 2024.

  1. The application must be made online. Visit the Aker scholarship application page using the link below.
  2. Submit an application letter explaining what you want to study, why you want to study, and some details about yourself. This should occupy no more than two pages.
  3. Include the required documents like your CV, school transcripts, recommendation letters, etc.
  4. Applicants who pass the first stage will be invited for an interview with the academic committee.
  5. Those who pass the interview will be offered a conditional scholarship.
  6. You will be assisted in your application and other processes for admission to your chosen university.
  7. If you are admitted, your scholarship will be confirmed; the rest is history.

Benefits of being an Aker Scholar

  • Financial support: You can study for free because Aker will give more funds apart from the ones provided by the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund.
  • Education from the best universities in the world: Studying in a place like Harvard without paying tuition is rare.
  • Free Orientation: They will support you in finding the perfect program in any of the supported universities.
  • A Social Community: You can interact with other Aker Scholars, get to know each other, travel, attend events, etc.
  • Individual Follow-up: You will be coached for free, helped through the university application process, and will be regularly contacted throughout your study.

If you know you have what it takes, apply for this scholarship. Note that international students can only apply if they strongly link to Norway.

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