A scholarship can help you cover the costs of your studies at Malmö University. There are a number of scholarships available for prospective master's students from outside the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA). Unfortunately, there is no scholarship available at the bachelor's level.

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 academic year 2022 will open in April 2022. 

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 mid-May. 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 June 1.

Swedish Institute Scholarship 

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a government agency that offers annual scholarships for international students. Find out if you are eligible for an SI scholarship at studyinsweden.se:

SI Scholarship 

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, William D. Ford Direct Loan program

Malmö University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for our bachelor’s and master's programmes. This includes the Direct Loans and the Direct Plus Loans.

US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the costs of higher education at an approved university. 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.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on 1 October for the following academic year starting in September.

William D. Ford Direct Loan Program