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Scholarships

Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme 'Linnaeus University Scholarships'.
Scholarships are available for students who study programmes or courses as well as for students who are studying within the Summer Academy.
It's possible to get up to 100 percent reduction of the tuition fees for a full programme. Scholarships for students who study programmes will not cover living costs or other costs. Scholarships for courses within the Summer Academy will, however, cover both tuition fee and living costs.

Linnaeus University Scholarships

The scholarships usually cover 75 percent of the tuition fee but a few scholarship from the Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business cover 100 percent of the tuition fee. Students can apply for scholarships until 1st of February for the upcoming autumn semester, please see when the application opens below. There are no scholarships available for the spring semester.

Linnaeus University Scholarships are for students who:

  • are from a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland
  • have applied for a study programme at Linnaeus University via www.universityadmissions.se, before 15th of January AND have sent all required documents before 1st of February, and
  • have filled in the application form on our website before 1st of February.

Application round is open January 18th – February 1st, 2017.

There are a number of scholarships available, each providing up to a 75 percent tuition fee waiver for the full programme. From autumn 2016 a few scholarships will be full coverage of tuition fees at the School of Business and Economics in Kalmar in association with The Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business (see below). The scholarships will initially be granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 6 semesters) provided that study results are satisfactory.

Based on which criteria will Linnaeus University select the students who will be awarded scholarships?

Linnaeus University's decision to award scholarships will primarily be based on the students' academic merits. Usually this is based on the CGPA, but the ranking of the previous university and the students' proficiency in English will also be considered. Linnaeus University also favors an even distribution of students when it comes to country of origin and gender.

Who is funding the scholarships?

Linnaeus University has received funding from a fund powered by the Swedish government. All Swedish universities have received money for scholarships from this fund.

How to apply for Linnaeus University scholarships These are the steps that need to be taken in order to apply for a Linnaeus University scholarship.

1. Make your programme application at www.universityadmissions.se by January 15th.

2. Fill out the Scholarship application form on our website. The application round is open between January 18th and February 1st 2017.

We need the following documents from you:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

The motivation letter should contain a maximum of 600 words. Please answer the following questions in your motivation letter:

  • Why do you want to study this programme at Linnaeus University?
  • What other qualities do you have besides academic excellence?
  • What are your career aspirations?

The deadline for the application is February 1st. Remember that it is important to fully complete your application on www.universityadmissions.se and on our website in order to qualify for our scholarship. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Students who have been granted a scholarship will be notified by the end of March.

The following companies are contributing to the scholarships from The Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business:

CA Fastigheter Electra Be-Ge Koncernen Skanska P&E Förvaltning Nova – Teknikparken Kalsmit Handelsbolag

Scholarships for current students at Linnaeus University

For students already enrolled in a two- or three-year lasting programme at Linnaeus University, there is a possibility to apply for a scholarship which also covers up to 75 percent of the tuition fees for the remaining semesters of the programme. Last day to apply for such a scholarship, available from the following autumn semester, is May 1st.

These are the steps that need to be taken to apply for the Linnaeus University scholarship for current students. Fill out the Scholarship application form on our website. The application round is open between April 15th - May 1st.

We need the following documents from you:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

The motivation letter should contain a maximum of 600 words. Please answer the following questions in your motivation letter:

  • Why did you choose to study the programme you are enrolled in?
  • What other qualities do you have besides academic excellence?
  • What are your career aspirations?

The deadline for the application is May 1st. Remember that it is important to fully complete your application on our website in order to qualify for our scholarship. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Summer Academy scholarships

From autumn 2016 Linnaeus University will offer scholarships for the courses within the framework of Linnaeus University Summer Academy. The scholarships will be a full coverage of the tuition fee including living expenses. The scholarships are offered in collaboration with The Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business (see below).

These are the steps that need to be taken in order to apply for a Linnaeus University scholarship for the Summer Academy.

  1. Make your course application at www.universityadmissions.se by February 15.
  2. Fill out the Scholarship application form here. The application round is open between February 16 and March 1, 2017.

We need the following documents from you:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

The motivation letter should contain a maximum of 600 words. Please answer the following questions in your motivation letter:

  • Why do you want to study this course at Linnaeus University?
  • What other qualities do you have besides academic excellence?
  • What are your career aspirations?

The deadline for the application is March 1. Remember that it is important to fully complete your application on www.universityadmissions.se and on our website in order to qualify for our scholarship. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Students who have been granted a scholarship will be notified by the end of March.

The following companies are contributing to the Summer Academy scholarships from The Linnaeus Academy of Science and Business:

Svensk Fastighetsförmedling Nybloms Xylem Kalmar Municipality AIF Capital Länsförsäkringar Kalmar län Fågelleken invest

Linnaeus University scholarship for asylum seekers

The scholarship application round for the spring semester is closed from Monday, 17 October. Possible scholarship opportunities for the autumn semester 2017 will be posted in the beginning of January 2017.

Students who have submitted a scholarship application for the spring semester 2017 will be notified of the results in the middle of December 2016.

Questions & Answers: Scholarships for asylum seekers

Linnaeus University offers scholarships to asylum-seeking academics, making it possible for you to study at the university while waiting for your residence permit.
The scholarships are co-funded by the county councils and regions of Kalmar and Kronoberg, and Linnaeus University.

When can I apply?

In the beginning of January 2017, possibilities to apply for scholarships for the autumn term 2017 will be published on Lnu.se. Applications that were made for the spring term 2017 were informed of the result in December 2016.

How do I apply?

Perform a search for a course or programme on antagning.se or on universityadmissions.se. Then fill in the form on the website Lnu.se and write a letter of motivation.

What are the selection criteria?

The academic background and skill of the applicant is taken into account in combination with a combined assessment regarding the utility for the applicant, the university and regional conditions.

For what courses and programmes do the scholarships apply?

All courses and programmes at Linnaeus University. See each respective syllabus for admission requirements.

How do I become qualified to study a course or programme at Linnaeus University?

The applicant must validate his/her qualifications by uploading grades and a proof of English. If no grade document is available, one can also apply for an actual skills assessment. Read more on our website Lnu.se.

How much are the scholarships worth?

In total, there is SEK 1.6 million, co-funded by the county councils and regions of Kalmar and Kronoberg and by Linnaeus University. How much each individual applicant is granted without charge depends on the actual fee of the course in question.

What is the scholarship meant to cover?

The scholarship covers the application charge and tuition fees.

How many scholarships are there?

So far, the following scholarships have been awarded: three people were awarded scholarships for the summer term 2016 and three people were awarded scholarships for the autumn term 2016. For the spring term 2017, about 10–20 people will be awarded scholarships and then the remaining funds will be awarded during the autumn term 2017.

Other scholarship opportunities

The Swedish Institute coordinates a number of different scholarship programmes which can be used to study at Linnaeus University. You can find more information here.