For Studies in Sweden

As an American student eager to pursue studies in the Sweden, there are many scholarships that may be applicable to you. Therefore, SIREUS has summarized relevant scholarship information for American students, and this information can be found below.

Funding from Organizations & Foundations

American Scandinavian Foundation 

This is a foundation that offers awards to Americans and Scandinavians who want to pursue graduate and postgraduate studies, and research in each other's countries. For Americans the deadline is in November, and for Scandinavians the deadline is in April. 

This organization offers a master’s degree scholarship for studies at a European university or graduate school. The application is open for students from any country and the application deadline is in May. 

Familjen Jacobssons stiftelse 

This is a foundation that provides two types of scholarships, one for entrepreneurs and another one for research projects. To apply to the former, you need to operate in Sweden, and to the letter, you need to be connected to a Swedish university. The deadline for applications is in July.

Fulbright US Student Program

This is a program that primarily offers scholarships to American students who want to pursue graduate studies, conduct research, or teach English abroad. However, there is a possibility to apply as a non-US citizen as well. The application period is between February and September.

Rotary international 

The foundation offers two types of scholarships. On a local level, their clubs and districts offer funding for secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students in all fields of study, and on an international level the rotary foundation offers scholarships to graduates and professionals within the peace and development field.  

SIREUS Swedish Member Universities
SIREUS' 13 Swedish Member Universities offer various scholarships for American students looking to pursue studies in Sweden.

Chalmers scholarships 

Chalmers offers various scholarships for people all over the world, but mainly when entering a master's program. There are some scholarships aimed for all non-EU/EEA citizens, but one specific scholarship is aimed only for students with US citizenship, where 100% of the tuition is covered. 

University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg offers several scholarships for non-EU/EEA citizens, including the Study Scholarship and The Adlerbert Scholarship, which cover 100% of the tuition fee. Additionally, the Sten A Olsson Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee. 

Jönköping University

Jönköping University has a scholarship for all non-EU/EEA citizens that offers to pay 30% of the tuition. More specifically for US citizens, there are a few scholarships to apply for with a smaller about of money being offered. 

Karolinska Institutet 

Karolinska Institutet in Sweden offers scholarships covering tuition fees, living expenses, and travel costs for US citizens pursuing a master's in health and life sciences. Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance, motivation, and potential to contribute to the field.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH provides a grant named "KTH Scholarship" which includes the complete tuition cost of a one or two-year postgraduate program. The scholarship selection procedure prioritizes academic distinction and a strong desire to promote sustainable development. 

Linköping University 

Linköping University offers scholarships for US citizens who want to study in Sweden, including the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships and the Fulbright Scholarship. There are also scholarships available for students in specific fields, such as the Volvo Group Scholarship for automotive engineering. 

Linnaeus University 

Linnaeus University offers scholarships to international students, but currently there are no specific scholarships for US citizens. They recommend US students to look for external funding opportunities such as Fulbright scholarships or scholarships from other organizations, as well as funding sources from their home universities or local government agencies. 

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology provides a range of scholarship opportunities for international students, including US citizens. These scholarships include the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships, LTU Tuition Fee Waivers, LTU Alumni Scholarship, and Partner Scholarships. 

Lund University 

Lund University provides merit-based scholarships for US citizens pursuing bachelor's or master's studies, covering partial to full tuition and living expenses. Scholarships include Lund University Global Scholarship, Swedish Institute Scholarships, American Friends of Lund University Scholarship, and department-specific scholarships. Separate application required.

Mid Sweden University 

Mid Sweden University provides scholarships for US citizens pursuing a master's degree. The scholarship covers tuition fees and a monthly allowance for up to two years. Eligible applicants are US citizens with a bachelor's degree, admitted to a Mid Sweden University master's program and can demonstrate academic excellence. 

Mälardalen University 

The Mälardalen University Scholarship Programme offers tuition fees coverage and a monthly allowance to international students who want to study in Sweden. Applicants need to submit admission and scholarship applications, and will be evaluated based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and potential to contribute to society. 

Stockholm University 

Stockholm University offers scholarships to US citizens, including undergraduate and graduate scholarships, research scholarships, and travel grants. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled full-time. Selection criteria include academic achievement, leadership skills, and a strong desire to study in Sweden. 

Uppsala University

Uppsala University has scholarships available for US citizens, including the Global Scholarship, Swedish Institute Scholarships, Uppsala University Scholarships such as the President's Club and Anders Wall Scholarships, and department-specific scholarships.