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Study in Sweden: Linnaeus University Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students

Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme ‘Linnaeus University Scholarships’.

Application Deadline: 1st February 2020

Eligible Countries: International

To be Taken at (Country): Sweden

About the Award: Scholarships are available for students who study master programmes as well as for students who are studying courses within the Summer Academy. It’s possible to get up to 100 percent reduction of the tuition fees for a full programme. Scholarships for students who study programmes will not cover living costs or other costs. Scholarships for courses within the Summer Academy will, however, cover both tuition fee and living costs.

Type: Masters, Short course (summer academy)

Eligibility: Linnaeus University Scholarships are for students who:

  • are from a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland
  • have applied for a master programme at Linnaeus University via www.universityadmissions.se, before 15th of January AND have sent/ uploaded all required documents before 1st of February
  • have chosen Linnaeus University as your first choice on your application on www.universityadmissions.se
  • have filled in the application form before 1st of February

Application round will open mid-January, 2020. 

Selection Criteria: Linnaeus University’s decision to award scholarships will primarily be based on the students’ academic merits. Usually this is based on the CGPA, but the ranking of the previous university and the students’ proficiency in English will also be considered. Linnaeus University also favors an even distribution of students when it comes to country of origin and gender.

Number of Awards: Limited

Value of Award: The scholarships usually cover 75 percent of the tuition fee but a few scholarship from the Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business cover 100 percent of the tuition fee. Students can apply for scholarships until 1st of February for the upcoming autumn semester,

Duration of Award: The scholarships will initially be granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 4 semesters) provided that study results are satisfactory.

How to Apply: These are the steps that need to be taken in order to apply for a Linnaeus University scholarship.

1. Make your programme application at www.universityadmissions.se by January 15th. You have to have chosen Linnaeus University as your first choice. 

2.Fill out the Scholarship application form. The application round will open mid-January, 2020. All students who have applied for a Linnaeus University masterprogramme on www.universityadmissions.se as their first choice will get an email with information on how to apply for the scholarship along with a link to the application form. Make sure to check your junkfolder/spam. The email will be sent out in mid-january. 

We need the following documents from you:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

The motivation letter should contain a maximum of 600 words. Please answer the following questions in your motivation letter:

  • Why do you want to study this programme at Linnaeus University?
  • What other qualities do you have besides academic excellence?
  • What are your career aspirations?

The deadline for the application is February 1st. Remember that it is important to fully complete your application on www.universityadmissions.se and on submit the application form in order to qualify for our scholarship. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Students who have been granted a scholarship will be notified in mid-April. 

The following companies are contributing to the scholarships from The Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business:

CA Fastigheter Electra Be-Ge Koncernen Skanska P&E Förvaltning Nova – Teknikparken Kalsmit Handelsbolag


Visit Award Webpage for Details

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