Scholarships, grants and loans

There are a number of scholarships for qualified students who will attend an international master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees.

1. UHR Scholarships for master's students

The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a Master's programme at our University. The scholarships are partial tuition fee waivers (50% of the tuition fee). The amount will be automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester. 

Conditions: UHR Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the student’s study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden. UHR Scholarships are awarded prior to the commencement of a Master's programme.

How to apply for UHR Scholarships at the University of Skövde

  • First you must apply for one of the University of Skövde's master’s programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions
  • Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on the link below. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.
  • Attention: If you are already admitted or enrolled as a master's student at the University of Skövde, you are not currently eligible to apply for UHR Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded prior to the commencement of a master's programme.

For more information, please contact

The UHR Scholarship application for the autumn 2018 admission round is OPEN. Deadline for application: 15 March 2018. 



2. Other types of scholarships, grants and loans for international students


2.1. Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute (SI) offers a range of scholarships for master's students coming to study in Sweden. The SISS scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees

For more information about SI's scholarships, please contact the Swedish Institute directly.


2.2. Erasmus+ Master's Loans

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their Master's studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favorable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment. The loan scheme is being established in cooperation with the European Investment Fund (Part of the EIB Group) and will be gradually rolled out across the Erasmus+ programme countries over the first few years of the programme. At the moment, students from Spain and France can apply for financial support through the Erasmus Master Loan scheme for their master’s studies abroad.

The scheme is already available through banks in Spain, France, UK and Turkey. Students living in these countries can apply for an Erasmus+ Master Loan with the banks listed below.

Who can apply?
Higher education students who have been accepted for a full master's study programme in another Erasmus+ Programme country can apply for a loan to contribute to their costs. Your destination country must be different from your country of residence, and from that where you obtained your Bachelor's degree.

How much can be borrowed?
Up to €12,000 for a one-year master's programme or up to €18,000 for a two-year master's programme.

Students should apply directly to participating banks or student loan agencies:

France: Banque Populaire
Spain: MicroBank  
Turkey: Finansbank
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2.3. Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about which scholarships they provide. The University of Skövde is part of the Erasmus Programme, which means that if the University of Skövde has a bilateral Erasmus agreement with your home institution, then you might be able to study here with an Erasmus grant. We encourage you to pursue this option, since the Erasmus scholarships are often very generous.

2.4. Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders

The University of Skövde receives students with the scholarship Science without Borders, granted by the Brazilian government. More information about Science without Borders scholarships in Sweden here and on our website.

2.5. Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network

The University of Skövde participates in the Latin American Engineering and Information Technologies Network (LAMENITEC). More information about Erasmus Mundus LAMENITEC scholarships here.

2.6. Other Scholarships

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

3. Scholarships for Bachelor's students

Unfortunately the University of Skövde does not have scholarships available for bachelor's students.

Please check scholarhip possibilities in your home country or scholarships offered by various organisations around the world (check 2.6 above).

4. Opportunities for students currently studying at the University of Skövde

4.1. Erasmus+ Traineeship

Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc.) abroad for students currently registered at the University of Skövde at bachelor’s and master’s levels as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates. For information please check here.



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