Scholarships

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Use the guide below in order to find out if any of the Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country and your intended level of study.

The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is strong. Most foreign students in Sweden finance their stay without help from scholarships.

Swedish Institute scholarships for students applying to English-language programs in Sweden are mainly for master’s level studies or advanced studies/research. There are several different kinds of Swedish Institute scholarships available. You can find them listed here.

Some universities offer scholarships or tuition waivers directly to high-performing students.

The Swedish Institute also administers bilateral exchange programs with China, Italy, and Japan. Students and researchers from these countries can apply for funding for academic pursuits in Sweden via this channel as well.

A number of other organizations, both Swedish and foreign, sponsor scholarships for foreign students in Sweden.

Another way to garner financial support for your studies is to enter a scholarship challenge.