Scholarships from Jönköping University

Jönköping University offers scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a percentage of the fee. The scholarship application is open until 15 April. The scholarships offer students financial support during their study period.

(Note: Jönköping University has signed a partnership with FIDERH, the Mexican Government’s Fund for Human Resource Development (FIDERH), which will allow some FIDERH applicants to access a Jönköping University scholarship.)

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Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. The Swedish Institute will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA. Applicants will be able to indicate their interest in a scholarship when applying through

The scholarship programme targets countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Category 1). These countries include: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

In addition, the scholarship programme targets candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients (Category 2). Student from the following countries may apply to this programme: Algeria, Botswana, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza strip and Yemen.

The scholarships will be administered by the Swedish Institute and will cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Guest Scholarship Program for master level studies in Sweden

The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research.

Countries: The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali, Moçambique, Moldova, Rwanda, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The Visby Program for master level studies in Sweden

The aim of the program is to create more extensive joint collaboration between Sweden and the program countries on education and research and to strengthen the networks in the region. Countries: The master scholarships within the program are targeted at citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program

This is a program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education.
The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application on

More information about Swedish Institute scholarships €5000 Scholarship Opportunity for Globally-Minded Leader is seeking an "exceptional master’s student" and is offering a €5000 scholarship to one ambitious Master’s student studying abroad in Europe in the fall of 2020. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding leader that is motivated to positively change the world. More information here.  

Scholarships listed by country


Canadian Loan Schemes

Jönköping University is registered with the Canadian government and listed as a "Designated Educational Institution". Accordingly we accept students with Canadian loan schemes. For more information visit CanLearn


ICETEX administers scholarshipsexternal link, opens in new window for Colombian students who want to study abroad, including a few select programs in Sweden. More info hereexternal link, opens in new window


Manheimer Swartling
The law firm Mannheimer Swartling awards a scholarship each year to a German law student wishing to study in Sweden. The scholarship is open to anyone who has completed at least half of their studies for a law degree in Germany, or who has recently graduated in law and wishes to complement with a Swedish master´s degree. More info here



FIDERH (Fund for Development of Human Resources) is a federal trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico, which for over 40 years has been financing graduate studies. FIERH is part of the Public Research Center System of the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).

JU has a collaboration with FIDERH, which allows some of FIDERH granted applicants to additionally obtain the Jönköping University scholarship.

Learn more about FIDERH and how to apply through this link.

Please note that students can also apply to the FIDERH financing and the Jönköping University separately.


Pakistan Overseas Scholarship Scheme
In 2004 Sweden was selected as a country of destination for candidates in Pakistan´s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Master and PhD in selected fields.The scheme is financed and administered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC)  

The stated aim of the program is to improve Pakistan´s national research capacity. The Swedish Institute acts as a national program agency in Sweden. Please note that the Swedish Institute does not accept applications to this program. All inquiries regarding admissions and submissions of applications to the program should be directed to HEC.

General critieria:
Country: This scholarship program is exclusively open to Pakistani nationals that have received a HEC scholarship.

Study levels: Master's and PhD.

Eligible subjects and programs: The programme is open for studies in all academic subjects. 

Scholarship benefits and limitations:The scholarship amounts to 900 Euro per month for MA and PhD students. The scholarship is fully financed by the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan.

Travel grants: Scholarship holders receive a travel grant for a trip to and from Sweden.

Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program
This scholarship program provides the means to pursue studies that lead to degrees (bachelor, master and doctorate) and medical fellowships. Academic disciplines and scholarships are selected on the needs of government ministries, national corporations and the private sector. This selection aims to fulfill the requirements of work markets across Saudi Arabia in regions, universities and industrial cities. The program is commissioned with qualifying Saudi youth to take an active role in development in all fields in government and private sectors. Mission :To actively develop and qualify Saudi human resource to be:

  1. World-competitive in the work market and academic research,
  2. High caliber base in Saudi universities, public and private sectors.

King Abdullah Scholarships provide generous financial support for scholarship recipients. Among the privileges it offers are the following:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Full tuition and fees paid directly to the educational institution
  • Cost of attending conferences, symposia and workshops
  • Expenses for scientific trips
  • Allowances for books & clothes
  • Financial support for spouse and dependents
  • Medical insurance

Jonkoping University is one of the few approved universities by the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia.

More information on the King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program can be found here.


The Higher Education Institute
The Higher Education Institute´s scholarship office is responsible for administering scholarship programs which enable students to be supported in undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the best higher education institutions in Qatar and around the world. This office is also responsible for following up on scholarship recipients´ financial and administrative affairs, and monitoring their academic progress by communicating with their respective universities, guardians and the students themselves.

In November 2009, the Higher Education Institute updated the list of the best colleges and universities from around the world that students can attend with scholarship support from the government. The list, which now totals 675 schools, ensures scholarship recipients in Qatar will be receiving the best post-secondary education possible. Also, in November 2009, the HEI announced the Hamad bin Khalifa and the Tamim bin Hamad Grants Programs, which will offer high achieving students scholarships to 30 select universities.

The scholarship office administers scholarship programs based on the following geographic distribution:

  • Qatar
  • Arab region and Australia
  • United Kingdom & Europe
  • United States & Canada


Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) 
Since the early 1970’s when Oman’s Renaissance began, a major concern of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has been to provide Education for all. His Majesty’s commitment to Education is illustrated by this famous statement: "Let there be learning, even under the shade of trees". In January 1994, Royal Decree 2/1994 separated the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) from the Ministry of Education; and gave the MoHE an independent mandate and a new organizational structure. It was at this time that six Colleges of Education under the jurisdiction of the MoHE were converted into Colleges of Education offering Bachelor degrees in Education. In the academic year 2005-06, and consistent with the planning imperatives of the MoHE, the Teacher Training Colleges were converted into degree-granting Colleges of Applied Sciences. The number of private universities and colleges in the Sultanate has increased dramatically over the past decade, and now stands at twenty-six. There has also been a substantial increase in the number of scholarships awarded to students to study in-country, as well as abroad.

Jönköping University was evaluated in 2011-2012 and got accredited as an approved university in 2012 for citizens of Oman to be able to apply for scholarship from the Ministry if they are admitted.


Ministry Of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)
Certificate Equivalency Committee (CEC) The MOHESR adopts a number of standards in order to accredit a University and include it in the UAE’s MOHESR recommended universities and Institutions.

The CEC is an academic, advisory and technical committee formed by a decree of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It evaluates university and higher certificates issued from outside the UAE. With a selection of academic experts in all majors, the CEC convenes periodically or whenever necessary.

Jönköping University was evaluated in 2011-2012 and got accredited as an approved university in 2012 for citizens of UAE to be able to apply for scholarship from the Ministry if they are admitted.


SWEA North Carolina
SWEA awards scholarships (generally amounting to USD 1,000 each) to support a person or an organization with ties to North Carolina in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, or history.

More info on SWEA scholarships

The American Women's Club in Sweden
The AWC annually awards a travel grant to an American woman studying in Sweden.

The scholarship which is based on academic excellence, is awarded in the form of a travel grant for $1,500. The grant was initiated to cover the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket between the US and Sweden.

In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be 18 years old or older, an American female citizen, and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute.

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The American Swedish Institute
The ASI offers two scholarshipsexternal link, opens in new window: 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 program at an accredited college or university, or who is a qualified scholar engaged in study or research.

The Malmberg Scholarship for study in Sweden will grant significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.

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The American-Scandinavian Foundation
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Other Non-SI Scholarship Programmes

EuroDesk European Info Centre
EuroDesk European Info Centre has a large number of links for funding opportunities.
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Global Grant
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Content updated 2020-08-31