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.
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.
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.
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.
CINS Increases Scholarship Amounts
The Canadian Initiative for Nordic Studies is delighted to announce that it has increased its scholarships on all levels. Understanding that costs of travel, food and tuition have risen globally, the board decided, at the Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2023, to increase all awarded scholarships by $1000. It is the hope of the […][...]
Cins Scholarship Spotlight: Learning Swedish
Prior to the pandemic, University of British Columbia student Olena Poburko received a CINS undergraduate scholarship to a Swedish language institute summer course in Axvall Sweden. After several years of postponements, she was finally able to make her trip and recently sent us an update on her experience: I fell in love with Sweden […][...]
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 […][...]