Sweden values high-quality education and the country’s policies make that clear. There are 40 universities in Sweden, many of which make it into top ranks globally, such as Uppsala University, Lund University or Stockholm University. Sweden has been one of the European pioneers for switching to English-language and offers a whopping 900 degrees to choose from.
So, the scholarship I will be talking about is the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships. This scholarship is actually fully funded for international students. However, it only covers when you want to study like a master’s or post-doctorate degree and that for masters and postgraduate degrees PHD’s etc. but unfortunately no diplomas or bachelor’s degree for this scholarship so this scholarships covers a few like things like exemption of tuition; monthly payments, insurance, some housing etc. but we will get more in depth about that and this scholarship is available for anyone in any nationality. It’s open for all nationalities and as I said it’s just minimum; is just like a master’s degree then you can do masters, a PHD or you’re post-doctorate with the scholarship but not undergraduate diploma or bachelor’s degree or anything. So we are going to cover three things.
3. HOW TO APPLY
• This scholarship covers like a monthly payment of about 1,900 – 2000 Swiss francs per month.
• If you are a non-EU member or Non-EFTA guarantees then it will also cover your health insurance but of course if you are an EU national then it might not really cover your health insurance because you probably already have it.
• You also get if you are from a Non-EU or Non- EFTA countries, you receive allowance for your flight tickets coming and a return ticket to your country of origin when your scholarship ends. So I think that it’s also kind of like a really good bonus.
• You would get is a special housing allowance of about 300-500 around there which you will receive at the beginning of your scholarship. I think which is really great because Housing can be a bit pricey and a bit hard to find, if you need any help finding any specific housing.
• You will get is a half fair transport card. I had one when I was in Switzerland.
• Support services and various trips, dinners and sightseeing tours organized for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holders.
• Please refer to the country-specific fact sheets for exact scholarship benefits.
• No family allowance
To qualify for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
• Required Language: English.
• Eligible Countries: All world countries.
• Master’s degree or equivalent university degree achieved before 31 July 2021 (degree certificate) recognized by the Swiss university. As a proof, the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for Scholarships before the start of the scholarship.
• Applicants must be born after 31 December 1985.
• Applicants who have been in Switzerland since more than one year at the beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible.
• Applicants must provide a letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the research. Without such support, the application will be rejected.
• Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame. This is the centerpiece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it.
• Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the research/studies.
• Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.
• Scholarship holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.
2. HOW TO APPLY
Please follow the following application instructions to Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships:
• Prepare the following documents:
(1) Signed FCS application form (typed and printed) with
(2) A full CV with list of academic publications, awards,
(3) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages).
(4) A complete research proposal (max. 5 pages, signed), using exclusively the FCS research proposal
(5) A copy of the letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the research.
(6) A short CV of the academic mentor at the home institution.
(7) Two confidential letters of Recommendation from two different professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the FCS reference form – originals in sealed envelopes only for the 1st set). No copies for 2nd set.
(8) Photocopies of certificates and grade sheets from previously attended universities/colleges and diplomas with grades, starting with the most recent. If not in English, French, Italian or German with attested certified translations in English. Do not submit the original certificates.
(9) Signed medical certificate (use only the FCS health certificate form).
(10) Two copies of the applicant’s passport (main page with personal data). Dual nationals add copies of both passports. Applicants already in Switzerland during the application procedure add a copy of the residence permit for Switzerland.
• The application package can be obtained Swiss representation of your country.
• (3) Please submit 2 sets (=1 original + 1 copy) of application documents in exact order given below: The 1st set contains the original, signed documents plus the confidential letters of recommendation and, if applicable the attested translations in English. The other set is the copy of the 1st set except for the confidential letters of recommendation (only 1st set). No copies for 2nd set.
• Note: Please do not put the documents into plastic folders or binders.
FULL LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS IN SWEDEN FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR:
If you want to study in Sweden, and you are searching for a financial source, here is our list of every available scholarship to study in Sweden.
1. Dalarna University Scholarship
Dalarna University scholarships go directly towards a reduction in your tuition fees and will cover between 10 and 50 percent of your total tuition fees. The amount that you are awarded is automatically deducted in set amounts each semester over the duration of your program.
2. University Of Boras Scholarship
DEADLINE: 1 APRIL 2022
FINANCING: 75% of the tuition fee.
3. Jack &Jones Scholarship (for fashion and business related programs)
DEADLINE: Will be announced soon.
FINANCING: € 1,000.
4. Open Society Foundation Fellowship
DEADLINE: Will be announced soon.
FINANCING: $80,000 or $100,000
5. Karlstad University Global Scholarship
The Karlstad University Global Scholarship program is aiming at top academic students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland). Karlstad University Global Scholarship offers scholarships covering tuition fees in part or in full.
6. Liu International Scholarships
The LiU International Scholarship is aimed at supporting international master‘s degree students with significant academic potential. The tuition fees for a student awarded a LiU International Scholarship are reduced by 25, 50, or 75%.
7. Linnaeus University Scholarship
Linnaeus University offers two different scholarship programs at the moment, Linnaeus University Scholarship and Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student.
The Linnaeus University Scholarship offers up to 75% reduction of the tuition fees for the rest of the program. The scholarships are initially granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 4 semesters), provided that study results are satisfactory.
8. Lund University Global Scholarship
As a top 100 university and ranked in the top 0.4% of universities in the world, Lund University attracts high achieving students from across the globe. The Lund University Global Scholarship grants may cover partial or up fully tuition fee.
DEADLINE: The next application round will open in February 2022.
FINANCING: Partial or up to fully tuition fee.
9. Malmo University Master’s Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, experience and motivation. They cover partial or up to the full tuition feebut do not cover other expenses, such as living expenses.
10. Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarship
The scholarship covers 75% of the tuition fee. The remaining 25% of the tuition fee each semester, as well as travel costs, living costs and all other expenses are NOT included in the scholarship and must be covered by other means of funding.