How to Apply

Step 1: Apply for a Bachelor's or Master's programme

Before you can apply for Uppsala University’s scholarships, you must first apply for one of Uppsala University's international Bachelor's or Master's programmes as your first priority at For programmes starting in the autumn semester of 2023, you must submit an online application between 17 October 2022 and 16 January 2023. University Admission’s deadline for supporting documents and application fees is 1 February 2023. Find out more on how to apply for Master's programmes or Bachelor's programmes.

If your application on is considered late, you will not be eligible for the Uppsala University scholarships.

Once you have submitted your application at, you will get a personal application number consisting of eight digits. Save the number as you will need it when applying for our scholarships.

Step 2: Submit an online scholarship application

After the application period for study programmes ends, the application period for Uppsala University scholarships opens. The application to University Admissions and the application for Uppsala University scholarships have two separate application procedures. You must submit one separate online application for our scholarships during our scholarship application period from 17 January – 1 February 2023.

In the online scholarship application form, you do not need to submit any documents. In the form, you need to fill in your personal details, the Bachelor's or Master's programme at Uppsala University that you applied for as your first priority, and the application number that you got at You must also specify which scholarship programme(s) you are applying to. Additionally, you need to write a motivation letter explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship. Your motivation letter should not exceed 350 words and should reflect the eligibility criteria of the scholarship programme.

You may apply to more than one scholarship programme, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. However, it is only possible to be awarded one scholarship from Uppsala University.

There is no application fee when applying for Uppsala University's scholarships. However, there is an application fee when applying for your study programmes on

Please submit your scholarship application on time. We do not accept late applications.

Please do not apply for the scholarship if you:

Selection Process

Uppsala University’s scholarships are for students who are liable to pay tuition fees. The selection is merit-based. The scholarships are aimed at academically talented students who show an interest in being in an educational environment. Information about your academic performance will be obtained from the supporting documents that you submit when applying for Master's or Bachelor's studies at The written motivational letter filled in your online scholarship application is also taken into account in the selection process.

Financial need is not a factor we consider.

The scholarship selection process takes place at the same time as the programme admission selection process. In order to be admitted to a study programme and be awarded a scholarship, you must meet all the general and programme-specific entry requirements for the study programme, as well as all the eligibility criteria for the scholarship programme

Applicants who submit incomplete applications or do not apply on time will not be considered for a scholarship at Uppsala University.


If you have any questions regarding your scholarship application, please send us an e-mail on

Last modified: 2022-09-30