The Folk High School Memorial Fund

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The Folk high school Memorial Fund provides a scholarship for one year at a Norwegian Folk high school.

This scholarship is established to promote cultural exchange between foreign countries and the Norwegian folk high schools.

The Board of the Memorial Fund awards about 25 scholarships a year.

Applicants must be between 18 and 22 years old.

The Scholarship will cover food, lodging and some excursions. There is no tuition fee in Norwegian folk high schools.

A successful applicant will answer all the questions on the application form, providing information about education, motivation for application and participation in a broad area of activities, preferably with some kind of documentation/references.

The reference may be written by a teacher, a priest, a coach etc. and it should say something about you as a person. It would be of great help to the Memorial Fund Office when deciding who will receive a scholarship.

Both a travel grant and some pocket money can be awarded in addition to the ordinary scholarship.

Only those applicants with limited funds should apply for additional financial aid, because it is granted based on means test.


The application deadline is November 1 the year prior to the school year.

Successful applicants will hear from the Board in mid-December that they have been awarded a scholarship and in the end of January the following year it will be clear which school each applicant will be attending.

Applicants who are not awarded a scholarship, will be given notice at the end of December.

Request for more information and application forms should be addressed to:

The Memorial Fund of 8th of May 1970
c/o IKF,
Postboks 420 Sentrum
N-0103 Oslo
E-mail: nkf[at]
- or to the nearest Norwegian Embassy

Young people from some African countries can only apply every third year.

For more information see; The Folk high school Memorial Fund

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