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University West Scholarships

Every year University West offers a limited number of scholarships to fee-paying master’s students. The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence.

The University West scholarship covers 25 percent of the tuition fee. The recipients of these scholarships will have their tuition fee waived by 25% for the whole programme length, provided that the study results during the first semester and/ or the first year are satisfactory.

Eligibility criteria

§  Citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who pay tuition fees

§  Admitted to an on-campus master’s programme at University West

§  Motivation letter submitted with programme application

§  The application fee and supporting documents received before the deadline

§  The scholarship is only available for on-campus programmes. The scholarship is not available for distance learning programmes

Awarding procedure

The scholarship committee is overall responsible for the principles of the scholarships and decides every year on how to distribute the funds available, the structure of the scholarships and which students will be awarded. 

The departments/faculties rank applicants based on the criteria listed below and present their choices to the scholarship committee. The committee makes the final decision.

§  Study result from previous education

§  Applicant’s motivation for being part of the programme

§  Applicant's priority of the programme in the national application round

§  Relevant projects, internships, international exposure and work experience

A decision made by the scholarship committee is not open for appeal.

Application procedure

Information about the procedure for the academic year 2021/2022 will be announced shortly.

Students applying for a master’s programme starting autumn 2021 can apply for a University West scholarship from 1 November 2020 to 1 February 2021.

You can apply for a scholarship by filling out the online application form and uploading your CV.

Scholarship applicants will be notified about the scholarship committee’s decision on 23 April 2021 at the latest.

A decision made by the scholarship committee is not open for appeal.

Swedish Institute (SI) Scholarships

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, offers scholarships each year for international students and researchers coming to Sweden. For more information about these scholarships, visit the scholarship website of the Swedish Institute.


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