Sweden has long been a popular destination for international students seeking quality education. Until 2010, studying in Sweden was entirely free, but changes in government policies led to tuition fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries. However, there are still numerous opportunities for international students to study in Sweden through scholarships and tuition waivers offered by Swedish universities and institutions. In this blog post, we will explore some of the scholarships available for international students who wish to pursue their master’s studies in Sweden.
Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals:
The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) are targeted towards highly-qualified students from selected countries. These scholarships cover full-time master’s level studies in Sweden, including tuition fees, living costs, and insurance.
The Visby Programme Scholarships: The Visby Programme provides full scholarships for master’s programs in Sweden to students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The scholarship covers the tuition fee, living expenses, insurance, and a one-time travel grant.
University Scholarships in Sweden for International Students: Several Swedish universities also offer scholarships and tuition fee waivers to international students. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Blenkinge Institute of Technology Scholarship Programme: This scholarship program offers partial tuition fee waivers (50%) for students from non-EU/EEA countries.
- University of Borås Tuition Fee Waivers: The University of Borås offers tuition fee waivers to highly qualified students, covering approximately 50% of the tuition fee.
- Chalmers IPOET Scholarships: Open to citizens from non-EU/EEA countries, this scholarship offers a 75% reduction in tuition fees for master’s programs at Chalmers University.
- Halmstad University Scholarships: Halmstad University offers scholarships covering 25% or 50% of the tuition fee for qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
- Karlstad University Global Scholarship Programme: This program aims to attract top academic students from non-EU/EEA countries and offers scholarships covering 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of the tuition fees.
- Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship: Karolinska Institutet provides tuition fee scholarships for selected students admitted to their Global Master’s Programmes, covering only the tuition fee cost.
- Lund University Global Scholarship Programme: Lund University offers scholarships covering 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of the tuition fee for top academic students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Studying in Sweden can be an enriching experience for international students, and despite the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students, various scholarships and tuition waivers are available to make this opportunity accessible. Whether you are interested in engineering, medicine, business, or any other field, Sweden offers numerous study options and financial support to help you achieve your academic goals. Be sure to explore the specific eligibility criteria and application procedures for each scholarship to maximize your chances of success.