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Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies

Promoting multidisciplinary academic and cultural interest in the Nordic countries

Who We Are

The Canadian Institute for Nordic Studies (CINS) was established at the University of Alberta in 1987 to promote multidisciplinary academic and cultural links among the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Faeroe Islands and Greenland, and the University of Alberta and other Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions.

Available Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

CINS invites undergraduate students from Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for a travel bursary to pursue study at a post-secondary institution in a Nordic country.

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Master’s Scholarships

CINS invites graduate students from Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for a scholarship to pursue graduate research or other study within a Master’s program at a Nordic or Canadian post-secondary institution.

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Doctoral Scholarships

CINS invites graduate students from Canadian post-secondary institutions to apply for a scholarship to pursue graduate research or other study within a PhD program at a Nordic or Canadian post-secondary institution.

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News

E-Panel Discussion – “Russia’s War in Ukraine: View from Finland and Sweden”

The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is hosting an e-panel talk on Russia’s War in Ukraine, the view from Finland and Sweden. Speakers will include: Vladimir Gel’man, Professor of Russian Politics at the University of Helsinki Arkady Moshes, Program Director for the EU Eastern Neighborhood and Russia […]

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CINS Scholarship Spotlight: The wide-ranging world of Icelandic Literature

Julian Mendoza is a recent recipient of the CINS Master’s Scholarship. After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Manitoba, where he studied English and Icelandic studies, he decided to pursue his MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland. According to Julian, he chose Iceland because “of the country’s special position when […]

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CINS launches updated and revamped website!

As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of how CINS can support multidisciplinary academic and cultural links between Canada and the Nordic countries, CINS recently partnered with SOS Media Corp of Edmonton to update its brand and logo, and develop an engaging and user-friendly website.

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