Top 25 Scholarship Programs in Sweden for International Students
Last updated: 28 Jul 2014
Up until 2010, Sweden has been one of the few countries in Europe where you can study for free. The Swedish Government has then passed a law that charges tuition and application fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries to be supplemented by Swedish Scholarship Programs. In addition, a significant number of Swedish Universities still offer scholarships in the form of tuition waivers for international students.
Sweden Government Scholarships for International Students »
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
The Swedish Institute provides scholarships in Sweden to highly-qualified international students from developing countries who wants to pursue a Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in many fields of study at Sweden Universities. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees. About 120 scholarships are offered yearly.
Guest Scholarship Program for Postdoctoral Research in Sweden
The Guest Scholarship Programme provides researchers with a PhD degree with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities and research institutes. The programme is targeted at candidates from the following countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The scholarship amounts to SEK 18,000 per month. The scholarship includes one travel grant of SEK 15,000 and insurance coverage.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Swedish Universities
The EU’s Erasmus Mundus Program makes Europe’s educational opportunities more accessible to the rest of the world by granting scholarships to non-European students attending select programs. Some of these eligible programs involve Swedish universities. Ten Swedish Universities sponsor a total of 30 Erasmus Mundus supported programs. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships cover the living costs, tuition fees, traveling and insurance costs of the students who are accepted into supported programs.
The Visby Programme Scholarships
The programme is open to applicants from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. It is available for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden. The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month.
See all scholarships funded by Swedish Institute specific to your country.
Universities in Sweden with Scholarships for International Students »
Blenkinge Institute of Technology
BTH scholarship programme for prospective students is available for citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education. This scholarship programme offers scholarships covering tuition fees in part or in full.
University of Borås
The University of Borås offers tuition fee waivers to highly qualified students required to pay tuition fees and who are applying for eligible Masters Programmes at the University. The tuition fee waivers offered by the University of Borås are intended to partly or fully cover the tuition fee, they are not designed to cover living costs.
Chalmers can offer numerous scholarships to all students including citizens from non-EU/EEA countries. Scholarship value range from 75-100% tuition fee reduction while some scholarship offer stipend for living expenses.
See also Chalmer’s IPOET Scholarships
Dalarna University partial tuition fee waivers are available to citizens of all non-EU/EEA countries (except for some countries) who are required to pay tuition fees for full-time temporary studies at Dalarna University. International scholarships hold a value between 25 % and 50 % of tuition fees for the duration of a degree programme. Dalarna University will award up to 40 scholarships per year to qualified applicants.
The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship is aimed at applicants who have to pay tuition fees for their Masters Programme studies at the University. The scholarship covers the tuition fee for the student’s study programme. Please note that it cannot be used for living expenses, housing etc.
Each year Halmstad University offers a number of scholarships to qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.These scholarships may be granted to students within any field of study at Halmstad University. The applicant should be a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) with the requirement of paying tuition fee. The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee.
The Karlstad University Global Scholarship programme is aiming to attract top academic students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. Scholarships cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fees.
The Karolinska Institutet scholarships only cover the tuition fee cost, not living expenses, and only for studies at Master’s level. The selection process is based on applicant’s CV and qualifications that will be evaluated in connection with the application for a KI study programme.
Each year, Kristianstad University offers a number of scholarships to qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. The scholarship will be awarded to citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA with the requirement of paying tuition fee for studies at Kristianstad University. If granted a scholarship, it will include a full or partial reduction of the tuition fee only.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
A limited number of tuition fee waivers will be available for Citizens from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries who are required to pay tuition fees and who has applied for a Master’s programme at KTH as first priority. If granted a scholarship, the tuition fee will be waived for the total length of the programme which is either 1 year/60 ECTS or 2 years/120 ECTS.
Each year, Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme ‘Linnaeus University Scholarships’. Scholarships are available for students who study programmes taught in English, but not for single subject courses. The scholarships will be a 75 percent reduction of the tuition fee for the full programme. The scholarship will not cover living costs or other costs.
Linköping University offers scholarships to new students with excellent academic results. Scholarships within the programme LiU International Scholarships will result in a tuition fee waiver. Eligible students are those that have applied for master’s programmes at Linköping University in time (before 15 January) AND who have chosen a programme at Linköping University as the first priority (ranked as No.1 out of 4) AND who are required to pay tuition fees.
The Lund University Global Scholarship Programme is targeted at top academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) and are required to pay a tuition fee The scholarships are available for Bachelor’s or Master’s level studies for a minimum of one semester of study. Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition fee.
Every year, Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a master’s programme at the University as their first or second choice. The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses.
The Malmö University Master’s Scholarship (MUMS) is for students who are citizens of a country outside the European Economic Area/Switzerland, have applied for an English-taught Master’s programme at Malmö University through universityadmissions.se, and have ranked a programme at Malmö University as their first priority in their application for studies. The scholarship covers between 75 and 100 percent of the tuition fee.
Mid Sweden University
High performing applicants to Mid Sweden University have the chance to be awarded a scholarship which will result in a reduction of the tuition fee, depending on the study programme. The Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarship is aimed at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland).
The Örebro University Scholarship programme is aimed at top academic students from countries outside the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland, who are required to pay tuition fees for studies starting after June 2011. The scholarship covers full or partial tuition fees but does not cover living expenses.
The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a master’s programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of SEK 25-000-31,250 per semester and the amount will be deducted from the tuition fee.
The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students admitted for Master programmes coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees. Stockholm University scholarships cover tuition fees only, which means that students will need to cover their own living costs.
Umeå University offers a limited number of scholarships to high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a Master’s degree programme at Umeå University and who have Umeå University as priority 1 at universityadmissions.se. Selected candidates receive a full or partial reduction of the tuition fee.
Every year, Uppsala University awards a number of scholarships to international students. These scholarships cover all tuition fees, but not living expenses. Scholarships from Uppsala University are only offered to fee-paying Master’s students, and the number awarded changes from year to year.
See the complete list of Universities with tuition waivers for international students.
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