NIAS SUPRA Nordic Scholarship

The SUPRA Nordic scholarship is one of the most important features of NIAS’ Support Programme for Asian Studies. It is designed to make NIAS’ digital library and other resources accessible to PhD candidates and MA students in the Nordic countries. The scholarship covers inexpensive travel to and from Copenhagen and accommodation in a NIAS room at Nordisk Kollegium, with full board for a period of two weeks. Stays are subject to a time schedule administered by NIAS.

Resources at NIAS

The librarians at NIAS will give the SUPRA students a comprehensive introduction to the use of the NIAS LINC resources. The students will have at their disposal a suitably equipped work place, and access to all the facilities at NIAS. They will be encouraged to interact with NIAS researchers and will have the opportunity to make a short lunchtime presentation for NIAS staff and receive expert advice.

Other benefits include specific thesis advice, invitations to participate in seminars and workshops, and a discount on NIAS Press publications.

A dynamic research environment

With around 50 visiting SUPRA students every year, the SUPRA programme not only provides students with an opportunity to spend time at a progressive research institute. The people visiting through the SUPRA programme also contribute to making NIAS the dynamic research institute it is.


The application deadlines for the scholarship are 1 June and 1 October.

Students from institutions belonging to the Nordic NIAS Council (NNC) will have priority access to fully-financed NIAS SUPRA scholarships. Students from institutions outside the NNC are also eligible, but will have to cover their travel expenses to and from Copenhagen.

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