Scholarships are available for students who wish to study in Sweden. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis by The Swedish Institute and individual universities.

For international students wishing to apply for scholarships, there are two main sources of Swedish funding available.

The Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, receives funding each year to use for scholarships to international students. They have several programs available.

Who can apply?

Scholarships awarded by the Swedish Institute are available to international students from specific countries. More information is available at Studyinsweden.se.

When can I apply?

All information regarding how you can apply for a scholarship as well as templates for the motivation letter and link to Europass (for the CV) will be available starting 1 December on Studyinsweden.se. Students can submit their application from 2 February to 12 February 2015 for the autumn semester 2015.

When is the deadline for applying?

The deadline for the receipt of your application at Study in Sweden is 13 February for the autumn semester 2015. Students must pay their application fee before submitting their scholarship application. The deadline for receipt of the application fee at University Admissions is 2 February.

There are no scholarships available for programmes that start in the spring semester.

How can I find my application number, which is needed for my Swedish Institute scholarship application?

After you have submitted your application to University Admissions, it will be assigned an application number. You receive a unique number for each admission round you apply to. Log in to 'My pages' and click on 'Applications'. The application number (No) is listed for each admission round.

How can I find out more?

Information regarding Swedish Institute scholarship programmes can be found on Studyinsweden.se at the following link:

Scholarships available from the Swedish Institute

Please note: The Swedish Institute is responsible for all information regarding their scholarship programmes. We are unable to answer any questions at University Admissions in Sweden.

Swedish universities

Scholarships are available from the majority of Sweden's universities. If you wish to apply for funding, you must apply directly to the individual university in which you are interested.

Who can apply?

Students must contact the individual university they are interested in for more information.

When can I apply?

Each university has their own schedule for when students can begin applying, and deadlines. You must contact the school you are interested in for more information.

How can I find out more?

You will find further information on the university's website. Please note that each university is responsible for their scholarship programme; we are unable to answer any questions at University Admissions in Sweden.

A list of universities in Sweden and links to their websites can be found at the following link:

Swedish universities

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