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Can I apply for support?


The A.Wilhelmsen Foundation can provide financial support within:


  • Research and education through scholarships for Norwegian and foreign students for use at Norwegian universities and colleges, particulary in economics and business management.

  • The foundation can provide support for education of Norwegian ship officers and maritime education.

  • Support the Norwegian seaman's and seafarer's position by awarding an annual Marine's prize to a person or a institusion who, in the past year, has made a special effort for Norwegian seamen and seaman status.


  • The Foundation may also consider other similar purposes at the Board's discretion.

How to apply for support



We recommend you to read our objects clause before applying. Is your need for support within our purpose?


Students at NHH and BI Oslo

For students at NHH and BI, applications must be sent direct to the schools. For more information about the application process through NHH and BI, please see the process described at the universities webpages.

For students

Send your application with the following :

  • Your CV

  • Your grade transcript

  • A budget for your desired support

  • A motivation letter explaining why you apply , and what you think you will achieve by receiving our support.


The information helps us to evaluate the application appropriately.

Applications shall be sent to 

Please mark the subject field with APPLICATION.

For other applicants


If you have a case, an event, a project, a research project, a book or anything else you want support for, please send us the information below : 

  • Explain why you want to create this project.

  • Share with us a timeline of the project.

  • Let us know what you will use the funds for and how they will be spend.

  • Please also provide a budget overview.

Applications must be sent to Please mark the subject field with APPLICATION.

Processing your application


The Board will in each Board meeting evaluate and decide on the latest incoming applications.




We have a running application deadline. For scholarship applicants via BI or NHH, see the application deadline on the schools' websites. (Normally the application deadline is 1 March each year)

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