ARENA student grant

ARENA is looking for students who are interested in writing an MA thesis on a topic related to one of ARENA's research projects.

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ARENA offers 1-2 grants for students who wish to write an MA thesis on a topic of relevance to one of the research projects at ARENA.


  • Prior enrolment in an MA programme and meet the academic progress requirements of that programme
  • Write an MA thesis in English on a project-related topic
  • Supervisor (or co-supervisor) from ARENA
  • Submit the thesis during the spring term 2022


How to apply

The application should include:

Letter of motivation, indicating which topic you wish to address – and briefly why and how (1-2 pages)

CV, including information on current studies and references

Copies of transcripts from BA and MA

A sample of your written work, such as a seminar paper or bachelor thesis 

Submit the application by email to Ida Hjelmesæth.

Application deadline:
1 June 2022


Evaluation and selection criteria

We wish to attract students holding high academic standards. We will give preference to applicants with a combination of: good grades, a convincing letter of motivation, and proficiency in English writing.

Rights and duties

The following duties will apply to you as a student:

  • Finish your MA thesis within the outlined time frame
  • Contribute to relevant ARENA activities during your time at ARENA, including ARENA’s regular Tuesday Seminars
  • Have an ARENA researcher as supervisor

Your rights as a student at ARENA are:

  • Supervision by a researcher from ARENA
  • Grant of NOK 20,000
  • Publication of your MA thesis in the ARENA report series (subject to an assessment by the ARENA Director).


  • For any questions related to the research topics, please contact the relevant project coordinator
  • For other questions, please contact Ida Hjelmesæth
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Published May 4, 2022 2:16 PM - Last modified May 4, 2022 2:28 PM