A scholarship can help you cover the costs of your studies at Malmö University. There are a number of scholarships available for prospective students from outside the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA).

Malmö University Master's Scholarship

Each year, Malmö University offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified master students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who are required to pay tuition fees. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, experience and motivation. They cover partial or up to the full tuition fee but do not cover other expenses, such as living expenses.  

Students admitted to two-year programmes retain the scholarship for the second year if they successfully complete the first year of study and meet the progression criteria (minimum 22.5 credits a semester, minimum 45 credits an academic year).

The scholarship application round for the next academic year opens in April. 

Who can apply?

Students who have applied for an English-taught master's programme and meet all of the following conditions are eligible to apply for the Malmö University Master's Scholarship:

  • Applied in the first admissions round
  • Chose an English-taught master's programme at Malmö University as their first choice on University Admissions (ranked as number 1 of 4)
  • Were admitted to their first choice programme
  • Required to pay tuition fees for university studies in Sweden

Application process

To apply for the scholarship, follow these steps: 

  • Apply for one of our master’s programmes through University Admissions as your first priority. Make sure to pay the application fee to University Admissions.
  • Admitted students will receive more information on how to apply for the scholarship after Notification of Selection Results.
  • Scholarship selection will be based on previous academic excellence, the experience described in your CV, and your ability to motivate social engagement through your chosen programme at Malmö University. 
  • Applicants who have been offered a scholarship will be notified by the end of April. Those who are not offered a scholarship will not be notified individually.

Please note

Only a few students are granted scholarships every year. You should, therefore, start planning for ways to finance your tuition and stay in Sweden well in advance, in case you are not awarded a scholarship. The deadline to pay tuition fees is 10 May.

Malmö University Excellence Scholarship

Malmö University offers a limited number of scholarships for current fee-paying students who are performing with excellence at their studies. The Malmö University Excellence Scholarship (MUES) is awarded as a tuition fee waiver for the upcoming academic year. It covers partial or up to the full tuition fee but does not cover other expenses, such as living expenses.

Fee-paying students, currently enrolled in a programme at Malmö University, who start their second or third year of studies in the upcoming Autumn Semester can apply. Students must have completed all their courses included in the programme study plan prior to the time of application for scholarship. 

Malmö University Excellence Scholarship

US Student Finance

US Government Federal Programs are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the costs of higher education at an approved university. Malmö University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal Student Aid Finance Program for bachelor’s and master's programmes.

Eligibility and application

This loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens attending university at least part-time, at a programme approved for Federal Student Aid.

US students may defer payments on existing federal student loan accounts while enrolled in a master’s programme. The 'Deferment Only' status does not allow students to take out federal student loans for enrolment. However, the accreditation facilitates grant and loan opportunities for US students as many private student loan institutions in the US use this designation as a requirement to grant new loans. Students who wish to defer payments must contact their lending institution in the US.

Malmö University is an accredited institution at the US Department of Education, and holds a Title IV 'Deferment Only' status (OPE ID 04301900).

To apply for a federal student loan, follow the instructions on the Federal Student Aid website.

US Government Federal Student Aid Finance Program (studentaid.gov) 

Country specific scholarships

The following scholarships are not offered by Malmö University, but the information is gathered from a few country-specific opportunities. Please go directly to the country-specific websites to learn more about the country-specific scholarships.


The American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes firsthand exchange of intellectual and creative influence between the United States and the Nordic countries. ASF has an extensive programme of fellowships, grants, cultural activities, and much more.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (Amscan.org)

American Swedish institute

The American Swedish Institute is a vibrant arts and cultural organization that engages locally and connects globally. Americans may apply for financial assistance per year.

The American Swedish Institute (Asimn.org)



Students from Chile may be eligible to apply for scholarships from CONICYT. This scholarship is for anyone who intends to start or continue postgraduate studies in master's programmes abroad.

CONICYT (Anid.cl, in Spanish)



Guatefuturo is a foundation that offers financial support to talented Guatemalan students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a strong commitment to their country's development. The Guatefuturo combines both a scholarship and a loan component to provide students with the necessary financial resources to pursue their graduate studies.

GuateFuturo (Guatefuturo.org)



Scholarship Beca Presidente de la República for Peruvian citizens who are admitted for master's studies.

PRONABEC (Gob.pe, in Spanish)



HONDUFUTURO is an institution that offers financial support to talented citizens from Honduras to pursue graduate programmes abroad.

HONDUFUTURO (hondufuturo.org, in Spanish)

Other scholarships


Educations.com is offering one master degree scholarship of up to €5000 to help cover tuition fees and get you one step closer to your next great adventure. The application is open to students from any country who will be studying a master’s degree abroad at a European university or graduate school.


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