Application for an MSc or PhD Scholarship

The GRÓ Geothermal Training Programme offers former Fellows the opportunity to apply for an MSc or PhD Scholarship. The Scholarship enables successful applicants to study at the University of Iceland or Reykjavík University and covers the full tuition fees and living allowance.

The Scholarships are exclusively awarded to Fellows that have completed the Six Month Training Programme at GTP.

Applicants that wish to be considered for an MSc or PhD Scholarship may apply by completing the relevant sections of the MSc and PhD application form.  Please send the application form to Gudni Axelsson: and cc:

Applications will be valid for 2 years unless requested otherwise.

Please note:

  • Fellows applying for an MSc Scholarship have to provide a clear outline of the research topics or projects they intend to pursue with their application.
  • Fellows applying for PhD Scholarship have to provide a clear and detailed project proposal with their application.

To be considered for a Scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Hold a university degree from a certified university.
  2. Ensure that all data regarding the application, i.e. certificates, grade results, etc., have arrived at GTP before the deadline (however, reference can be made to certified data sent in association with an application for a Fellowship for the Six Month Training Programme).

The deadline for applications is November 30 each year.

The criteria for capacity strengthening is taken into consideration in the selection process. All applications will be judged based on e.g. the academic records of the applicants; their overall performance during the Six Month Training in Iceland (i.e. overall progress, final report, supervisor’s recommendation etc.); the needs for higher training and the geothermal development policy of the home country; availability in the chosen field of study at UI or RU; and gender balance. 

The results will be announced on the website at the end of January the following year.