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Study in Sweden: Uppsala University Masters Scholarship (100% tuition) 2020/2021 for Developing Countries


The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship is aimed at students who live in unsafe and dangerous conditions in areas of conflict outside Europe. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for studies at Uppsala University Master’s programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing 31 August 2020.

Application Timeline:

  • Scholarship Application opens: 16th January 2020
  • Application closes: 3rd February 2020. Link to online application will be published here on 16th Jan.
  • Apply for admission from 15th Nov 2019 – 15th January 2020

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.

To be taken at (country): Sweden

Field of Study: All

Type: Master’s taught


  • Citizens of: Afghanistan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
  • Applicants must show why they are particularly vulnerable and therefore in need to belonging to the education environment at Uppsala University as well as having the academic talent required.
  • Students can only be awarded a King Carl Gustaf scholarship for their first priority programme at Uppsala University.
  • You must meet the entrance requirements for the programme you applied to and application fee and supporting documents must have been received before deadline to University Admissions.

Selection Process: Uppsala University’s scholarships for tuition liable students are merit-based and are awarded to academically talented students who show an interest in belonging to an educational milieu. Information about your academic performance is taken from the supporting documents you submit when applying to Master’s or Bachelor’s studies. The written motivation in your online scholarship application is also taken into account. Financial need does not factor into the awarding.

The scholarship selection process will be undertaken in parallel with the programme selection process. To gain entrance to the programme, and be awarded a scholarship, students must meet all general and specific entry requirements. The application fee and supporting documents must also be received before the deadline. Students who submit incomplete applications or do not apply in time will not be considered for scholarships at Uppsala University.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Complete tuition waiver

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

How to Apply: The application period for scholarships from Uppsala University will be open from 16 January to 3 February 2020. Therefore, the link to the online scholarship application form will be found here on 16 January 2020.

However, application for admission is open. You must have applied and received admission to get this scholarship so apply today.

Documentation to send:

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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