Sweden was one of the few places in Europe where you could study for free up until 2010. A law was subsequently approved by the Swedish government that levies tuition and application fees for students from non-EU/EEA nations, with Swedish Scholarship Programs serving as a backup. For international students, a sizable number of Swedish universities continue to provide scholarships in the form of tuition exemptions.
Top 25 Scholarships in Sweden for International Students
Sweden Government Scholarships for International Students
1. Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals
The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) are given out for full-time master’s level study in Sweden to highly qualified candidates from a limited number of nations. It pays for education fees as well as living expenses and insurance.
2. The Visby Programme Scholarships
The Visby Program offers students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine a number of full scholarships for master’s programs in Sweden. The scholarship pays for the tuition cost, 9,000 SEK in monthly living expenses, insurance, and a 5,000 SEK one-time trip stipend.
University Scholarships in Sweden for International Students
3. Blenkinge Institute of Technology Scholarship Programme
The BTH scholarship program is open to prospective students from non-EU/EEA nations who must pay tuition fees to attend a Swedish institution. This scholarship program offers grants that partially pay the cost of tuition (50 percent ).
4. University of Borås Tuition Fee Waivers
High-caliber candidates for Masters programs at the University of Bors who must pay tuition fees are eligible for tuition fee waivers from the university. The scholarships are not meant to pay for living expenses; rather, they are meant to cover the tuition fee to the tune of about 50%.
5. Chalmers IPOET Scholarships
The IPOET Scholarships are available to nationals of non-EU/EEA nations who must pay tuition and who are applying to one of Chalmers University’s Master’s programs. The scholarships result in a tuition charge reduction of 75%.
6. Halmstad University Scholarships
Halmstad University provides a number of scholarships each year to deserving international students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who must pay tuition. These scholarships are for master’s programs in any subject area the university offers. The Halmstad University Scholarship will be taken from the tuition cost and will pay either 25% or 50% of it.
7. Karlstad University Global Scholarship Progamme
The goal of the Karlstad University Global Scholarship program is to draw outstanding academic candidates from nations outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) who must pay tuition to attend university. Scholarships may pay for 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent, or even the entire cost of tuition.
8. Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship
Excellent students accepted into one of our Global Master’s Programmes beginning each Autumn semester are eligible to apply for a small number of tuition price scholarships from Karolinska Institutet. The scholarship is exclusively available for Master’s-level study and solely covers the cost of tuition, not living expenses.
9. Kristianstad University Scholarships
Citizens of nations outside the EU/EEA who must pay tuition to study at Kristianstad University will be given the scholarship. If a scholarship is awarded, the tuition charge will be completely or partially waived.
10. KTH Royal Institute of Technology Tuition Fee Waivers
For non-EU/EEA/EFTA nationals who must pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master’s degree at KTH, a small number of tuition fee waivers will be made available. The tuition cost will be eliminated for the duration of the program if a scholarship is awarded.
11. Linnaeus University Scholarships
Students who have applied to study at Linnaeus University and are from nations outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are eligible for Linnaeus University Scholarships. A few scholarships from the Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business cover 100% of the tuition fee, however most grants only cover 75% of it.
12. Linköping International Scholarships
The LiU International Scholarship is designed to assist international students from nations outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) who have strong academic potential and must pay tuition for their studies. With LiU International Scholarships, tuition costs are waived or lowered by 25%, 50%, or 75%.
13. Lund University Global Scholarship Programme
Top academic students from nations outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) who must pay a tuition fee are the focus of the Lund University Global Scholarship Program. The scholarships can be used for undergraduate or graduate-level study. Scholarships can pay up to 100% of the tuition or 25%, 50%, 75%, or even less.
14. Mälardalen University Scholarships
Mälardalen University provides a small number of scholarships each year to international students from non-EU/EEA/Switzerland who must pay tuition and who are applying to the university’s master’s program as their top choice. As long as you adhere to the standard study schedule, the scholarship will pay the whole program tuition. Living expenses are not covered by the scholarship.
15. Malmö University Master’s Scholarship
The Malmö University Master’s Scholarship (MUMS) is available to exceptionally brilliant students who are admitted to a master’s program at Malmö University that is taught in English and who are nationals of a nation outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland. The full cost of tuition is covered by the scholarship.
16. Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarships
Applying for a Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarship is open to all students who have submitted an application to attend a Master’s program there and who must pay tuition. The scholarship pays for 75% of the tuition.
17. Örebro University Scholarship Programme
The Rebro University Scholarship program is intended for exceptional academic students from non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss nations who must pay tuition to attend school. The grant does not cover living expenses, only full or partial tuition prices.
18. University of Skövde Master’s Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available from the University of Skövde to students enrolled in master’s programs there and responsible for paying tuition. The awards only cover a portion of the cost of tuition (50 percent tuition fee).
19. Stockholm University Scholarship Scheme
The Stockholm University scholarship program is intended for exceptionally talented students accepted for Master programs who are from nations outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition. Scholarships for Stockholm University only cover the cost of tuition, so recipients are responsible for their own living expenses.
20. Umea University Scholarships
High-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA who are applying for a Master’s degree program at Ume University are eligible for a small number of scholarships from the university. The tuition fee is fully or partially waived for chosen applicants.
21. Uppsala Universal Global Scholarships
The Uppsala University Global Scholarships are intended for nationals of nations outside of the EU/EEA and Switzerland and are for the university’s Master’s programs. The cost of education is covered by these scholarships, but not living expenses.