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Other scholarships

Find scholarships offered by various organisations and foundations around the world.

Many associations, foundations and other organisations offer scholarships or travel grants for studies in Sweden. The following listing includes scholarships for students from a variety of countries as well as country-specific scholarships. This list is not comprehensive; it’s always a good idea to do some research in your home country to find out more about available scholarships.

Scholarships for students in a variety of countries

Scholarships — grouped by country/region


The European Scholarship Scheme for Young Belarusians (ESSYB) offers scholarships to Belarusian students for studies in Europe.


The law firm Mannheimer Swartling awards scholarships each year to Chinese law students.

Stockholm Arbitration Scholarships are offered to Chinese students at Stockholm University.


ICETEX administers scholarships for Colombian students who want to study abroad, including a few select programmes in Sweden.


The law firm Mannheimer Swartling awards scholarships each year to German law students.


  • The American Scandinavian Foundation funds scholarships for Americans or permanent US residents for advanced studies in Scandinavia.
  • The Institute of International Education funds Fulbright Scholarships for studies outside of the US by American students.
  • Each year, SWEA North Carolina awards scholarships (generally amounting to USD 1,000 each) to support a person or an organisation with ties to North Carolina in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, or history.
  • The American Women’s Club in Sweden annually awards a travel grant to an American woman studying in Sweden.
  • SASS, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, awards travel grants to Americans for study or research in Swedish literature, culture or social sciences. Priority is given to members of SASS and, in particular, to graduate students and untenured faculty.
  • Every year, SASS also funds The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in Scandinavian Studies, for SASS members researching on film or literature, earning their degrees at North American universities.
  • The American Swedish Institute offers two scholarships: The Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship, open to Minnesota residents who plan to carry out scholarly and/or creative studies in Sweden; and the Malmberg Scholarship, to support a year of study or research in Sweden by a US resident who is enrolled in a degree-granting programme at an accredited college or university, or who is a qualified scholar engaged in study or research.

Swedish Institute scholarships

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, offers scholarships each year for international students and researchers coming to Sweden. Find out if you're eligible and learn how to apply.

University scholarships

Swedish universities offer a range of scholarships for international students.

Scholarship competitions

Scholarship competitions give you the chance to compete with the best for a scholarship to a Swedish university.

Fees and costs

Tuition fees, health insurance and other expenses: what to budget for when planning your studies in Sweden.