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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" and "Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Students"

Linnaeus University currently offer two types of Scholarships. Scholarship for Current students enrolled in a two- or three year lasting programme and for students who study master programmes. It's possible to get up to 75 percent reduction of the tuition fees for a full programme. Scholarships for students who study programmes will not cover living costs or other costs.  

Linnaeus University Scholarship 

The scholarships cover 75 percent of the tuition fee, please see details regarding the application below. There are no scholarships available for the spring semester. Next application round will open in the beginning of February, 2021 for students that will commence their studies at Linnaeus University during Autumn 2021. 

Linnaeus University Scholarships are for students who:

  • are from a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland
  • have applied for a master programme at Linnaeus University via www.universityadmissions.se, before 15th of January AND have sent/ uploaded all required documents before 1st of February.
  • have chosen Linnaeus University as their first choice on their application on www.universityadmissions.se
  • have filled out the application form before the Deadline of the application. 

The next application round will open in the beginning of February 2021 for autumn 2021. 

There are a number of scholarships available, each providing up to a 75 percent tuition fee waiver for the full programme. The scholarships will initially be granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 4 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.

Application

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. You have to have chosen Linnaeus University as your first choice. 

2.Fill out the Scholarship application form before the deadline, February 20, 2020. All students who have applied for a Linnaeus University masterprogramme on www.universityadmissions.se as their first choice will get an email with information on how to apply for the scholarship along with a link to the application form. Make sure to check your junk mail/spam folder. The email will be sent out in the beginning of February. 

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 20, 2020. Remember that it is important to fully complete your application on www.universityadmissions.se and to submit the application form 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 in the end of April. 

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. The scholarships cover 75 percent of the tuition fee. 

The scholarship is announced under the condition that scholarship funding is secured. IF there will be a scholarship then that will be announced during the spring semester 2021.

Linnaeus University's decision to award scholarships will be based on study completion and grades of the previous year/years of your programme. With study completion, we mean the number of credits that you have passed in comparison to the possible number of credits that you could have taken. To be able to apply you need to have passed at least 30 credits within your programme. CV and motivation letter is not required.

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.

The scholarships will initially be granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 4 semesters) provided that study results are satisfactory.

Summer Academy scholarships

Linnaeus University does not offer the Linnaeus Summer Academy scholarships anymore. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Scholarship for Asylum Seekers

Linnaeus University does not offer scholarship for Asylum Seekers anymore. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

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.