Sweden has two types of provisions for scholarships. These scholarships are for international students outside of EU/EEA countries. Take a look at them below:
Swedish Institute Scholarship
The Swedish Institute (SI) scholarship for global professionals is for potential future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030. The applicants for this scholarship should have a clear idea of how their education will contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries.
The Swedish Institute will grant approximately 350 scholarships for students enrolling themselves in master's degree programs at Swedish universities. The scholarship is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The call for applications is done every year for master's programs beginning in the autumn semester. The SI scholarship is intended for a one or two year full time master’s program.
What the SI Scholarship includes:
Note: Students already living in Sweden are not eligible for the SI Scholarship.
What the SI Scholarship does not include:
Sweden has top-ranked universities in the world that are well-known for their coherent body of knowledge and education system. These universities offer a variety of scholarships to highly qualified students from all around the world, especially from developing countries, on the grounds of need and merit. Meritorious scholarships are awarded after a proper assessment of a student's academic qualifications during the application process.
Some of the best scholarship programs offered by universities in Sweden are as follows:
Lund University Global Scholarship Program: The Lund University Global Scholarship Program is aimed at top academic students. These students must be citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). The scholarships are available for bachelor’s as well as master’s degrees. Scholarships may cover 25%, 50%, 75%, or even 100% of the tuition fee. However, they are required to pay a tuition fee before the grant is confirmed.
Orebro University Scholarship Programme: The Orebro University Scholarship program is designed for top students with outstanding academic credentials from countries other than the EU/EEA and Switzerland. This scholarship program aims to help students who are required to pay tuition fees for their studies. The scholarship only covers full or partial tuition fees. It does not cover living expenses.
University of Boras Tuition Fee Waivers: The University of Boras offers scholarships to highly qualified students who are required to pay tuition fees. Students who are applying for eligible master's programs at the university can apply for these scholarships. The waiver is intended to cover the tuition fee by approximately 50%. However, they do not cover living expenses.
Chalmers University Scholarships for Master's Studies: The Chalmers Scholarships are open to excellent students from non-EU/EEA countries who are applying to master’s programs at Chalmers University. Students who are required to pay tuition fees are offered this waiver with a scholarship for a 75% reduction of the tuition fees.
Karlstad University Global Scholarship Program: The Karlstad University Global Scholarship program is targeted at top non-EU (not EU or EEA) citizens. These students are required to pay tuition fees at the beginning of their studies. However, after approval of the scholarships, they cover 25%, 50%, 75%, or up to 100% of the tuition fees.
Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship: Academically outstanding students admitted to one of Karolinska Institutet's Global Masters Programs are eligible for a limited number of tuition fee scholarships. The scholarship covers part or all of the tuition fee for studies at the master’s level only. However, it does not cover a student's living expenses.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Tuition Fee Waivers: Tuition fee waiver programs are available at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for students with outstanding academic records. The students deserving of the waiver should be citizens of non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries. A student who has applied for a Master’s program at KTH and has to pay tuition fees but is eligible is granted the waiver for the full length of the program.
Linnaeus University Scholarships: Linnaeus University Scholarships are aimed at attracting top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Students who have applied for a study program at Linnaeus University and are required to pay tuition fees are offered the scholarship, which usually covers 75 percent of the tuition fee. Moreover, a few scholarships from the Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business cover 100 percent of the tuition fee.
Blenkinge Institute of Technology Scholarship Program: The Blenkinge Institute of Technology Scholarship is aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential. The students have to be from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and are required to pay tuition fees for their studies. With the BTH scholarship program, tuition fees are reduced by 50%.
Linkoping International Scholarships: Prospective students from non-EU or non-EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education are eligible for the Linkoping International Scholarship Program. This scholarship program offers scholarships covering tuition fees up to 25%, 50%, and 75%.
Kristianstad University Scholarship: The Kristianstad University Scholarship is awarded to students who are highly qualified and are required to pay tuition fees. For this scholarship at Kristianstad University, students must be citizens of a country other than the EU/EEA. If granted a scholarship after the assessment, the tuition fees will include a reduction of 50% or 100%.
Malardalen University Scholarships: Malardalen University offers a handful of scholarships every year to international students from countries outside of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland. Students with excellent academic qualifications who are required to pay tuition fees for applying to a master’s program at the university as their first choice are offered one of the scholarship schemes that best fits them. The scholarship covers up to 100% of the tuition fee for the program. However, like most scholarship schemes, this waiver does not cover living expenses.
The Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme: Stockholm University scholarship schemes are targeted at citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland and are for Master’s programs offered by the university. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition but not living expenses.
Umea University Scholarships: Umea University offers a limited number of scholarships to students with excellent academic profiles from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a Master’s degree program there. Eligible candidates who have been selected receive a full or partial waiver of the tuition fee.
Uppsala University Global Scholarships: The scholarship program at Uppsala University Global is aimed at high-achieving students who are admitted to master's programs. The students, however, should be from countries outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland and be required to pay tuition fees. These scholarship schemes cover tuition fees only, which means that students will need to cover their own living costs.
Halmstad University Scholarships: Halmstad University offers a handful of scholarships every year to international students from countries outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland. Students with excellent academic qualifications who are required to pay tuition fees for applying to a master’s program at the university as their first choice are offered one of the scholarship schemes that best fits them. The scholarship covers up to 25% to 50% of the tuition fee for the program, which is deducted from the tuition fee. However, like most scholarship schemes, this waiver does not cover living expenses.
Malmo University Master’s Scholarship: The Malmo University Master’s Scholarship (MUMS) is for highly talented students with excellent academic profiles who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland. The students who are admitted to an English-taught master’s program at Malmö University get a scholarship that covers the entire tuition fee. However, the scholarship does not cover living expenses.