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 at your intended level of study.
Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
Find out if you are eligible to apply to any of the scholarships administered by the Swedish Institute.
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 programmes 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. Information regarding these scholarships and the application process can be found on university websites.
The Swedish Institute also administers bilateral exchange programmes 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 organisations, 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.