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Top Scholarships in Sweden for International Students 2019

The Swedish Higher Institutions has introduced application and tuition fees for international students who want to study in Universities and University Colleges in Sweden, from 2011 academic year (except Nationals of member states of the European Economic Area – EEA – i.e. the European Union countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Switzerland).

Universities in Sweden used to be Tuition Free for both EU and Non-EU(international students), until the beginning of the autumn semester 2011. Your question, then, as a prospective student thinking of studying abroad in Sweden could be, “what possible alternative is available”?

One can agree that schooling in Sweden is easier with the usual free tuition than scholarship. Scholarships are much more uncertain what with high competition, however, international students can still expend their energy to apply for Swedish study with available scholarships for foreign students.

Universities, institutes and organisations in Sweden offer a wide range scholarships for training and academic study with English as the language of instruction. Below is the list of scholarships in Sweden for international students. You can still search further online for other possible scholarship opportunities in Sweden.

Organisations in Sweden Scholarships

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship for Developing Countries

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester. The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees.

The Nordic Africa Institute Sweden Scholarships 
The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, invites applications for a number of one-month scholarships to facilitate use of the Institute’s library. The scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation in a shared student apartment.

SIDA Linnaeus-Palme Programme for Developing Countries

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) offers a scholarship that gives international students and teachers from developing countries the possibility to study and teach in Sweden. The program is called Linnaeus-Palme program and the student will have to go through their home university in order to apply for the scholarship.

Swedish Institute She Entrepreneurs Programme for Women in MENA Region

She Entrepreneurs is a recognised leadership programme for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and Sweden. Intended for women who have already started to build a social business, She Entrepreneurs offers participants a chance to take their social business initiative to a whole new level.

Universities in Sweden Scholarships 

Scholarships for Master’s studies at Linköping University

The LiU International Scholarship is aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees for studies.

Mid Sweden University Masters Scholarship for International Students 
For high performing students applying to a study programme at Mid Sweden University,  the University is offering a number of scholarships which will result in a tuition fee reduction of 70 000 SEK, 140 000 SEK or 250 000 SEK, depending on the programme one chooses to study.

Halmstad University Masters Scholarship for International Students – Sweden

The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarship will not cover living costs and there are no grants for family members.

Dalarna University International Students Scholarships – Sweden

The Dalarna University International Student Scholarships is provided to outstanding students. Scholarships cover 50% or 25% part of the tuition fee. Tuition fees will be waived in part for successful applicants. Payments are not made to the applicant.

Sweden: Mälardalen University Scholarship Programme for Masters Students

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 is NOT open for students from the twelve countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Students from these countries should instead apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship

Sweden: Lund University 350th Jubilee Masters Scholarship for International Students

Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! Win a scholarship for your Master’s programme by showing that you share Lund University’s vision to understand, explain and improve the world and the human condition.

Sweden: Uppsala University Masters Scholarship (100% tuition) for Somalia, Nigeria and Other African 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 admisison round.

Sweden: University of Skövde Masters Scholarships for International Students

The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a Master’s programme at our University. The scholarships are partial tuition fee waivers.

Sweden: Lund University Global Scholarship for International Students

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). Top academic students have a proven record of achieving consistently high grades in previous studies.

Sweden: Chalmers IPOET Scholarships for International Students

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students. The scholarships are administered and awarded by Chalmers.

Sweden: Avancez Scholarship for International Masters Students at Chalmers

Chalmers University of Technology will award a number of scholarships funded by the Chalmers Foundation and these are available to all citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are liable to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education.

Sweden: Chalmers Adlerbert Study Scholarships (Masters) for Developing Countries

Five scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to students who are citizens of one of 143 countries. The scholarship comprises a full tuition fee waiver and is funded by the Adlerbert Foundations. The selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grade but also home University’s stature (including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the application for Chalmers Master’s Programmes.

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