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

  • The University of Gothenburg maintains a large list of links to scholarship funds and foundations.
  • Rotary International offers district and global grants to those with district clubs in their area.
  • If you can summon an endorsement by a UNESCO National Commission, a UNESCO Fellowship might be an option.
  • The Open Society Foundations offer individual fellow- or scholarshipsto nationals of various countries.
  • The Institute of International Education maintains a database of various scholarship programmes.
  • The World Bank Scholarship and Fellowships Program supports master’s students and fellows from developing countries.
  • For students from ODA countries pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership offers several scholarships.

    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 grantto 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.