Uppsala University Covid-19 Financial Aid Scholarship

Scholarships for current international students at Uppsala University academic year 2020/2021 – results are announced

In these extreme times of worldwide uncertainty, Uppsala University announces a new financial aid scholarship programme aimed at current international students who are obliged to pay the tuition fee.

The scholarships are for fee-paying students who have been full-time students at Uppsala University during the academic year 2019/2020, and who, due to the extraordinary times, need financial aid to continue their programme studies as planned during the coming academic year 2020/2021.

The call for applications is now closed. Last day to apply was 1 June 2020. Late applications are not considered.

What’s included in the scholarship?

The scholarship will partially cover the tuition fee. When applying, you must explain your situation. You also must choose the percentage of the tuition fee required for the academic year 2020/2021 that you need the financial aid for to be able to continue your programme as planned. You can apply for the financial aid for a maximum of 50 percent of your tuition fee.

Our ambition is to support as many students in financial need as possible. As a student at Uppsala University you are expected to apply for a financial aid only if you really need one. The chances of being awarded a smaller size of financial aid are significantly better than the chances of being awarded a larger aid. Kindly take this into consideration when applying.

The scholarship is directed towards covering part of the tuition fee only. Living costs are not covered. Scholarship recipients must, therefore, still be able to fund their living costs by other means, as per the requirements of the Swedish Migration Agency.

Application criteria

You are welcome to apply for this scholarship if you have been a full-time student at Uppsala University during the academic year 2019/2020 and are in need of financial aid to continue your studies as planned during the coming academic year 2020/2021.

When applying, all of the following criteria must be met. The applicant must:

  • have been registered as a full-time student since the student started a study programme at Uppsala University;
  • have passed at least 30 ECTS credits from courses within the study programme if you are currently a first-year student. If you are currently a second-year student, you must have passed at least 90 ECTS credits from courses within your programme. The required credits must be obtained and registered in Ladok by 1 June 2020 at the latest;
  • submit a complete scholarship application no later than 1 June 2020;
  • and, not have received any other scholarships or external funding for the tuition fee, or been studying at an Erasmus Mundus joint Master’s programme.

Application Procedure

The call for applications is closed since 2 June 2020.

In the current stage, the scholarship officers are evaluating all the applications submitted on time via the online application form.

Announcement of the results

All applicants have been informed of the results via e-mail on 25 June 2020.

If you are awarded a scholarship

If you are awarded a scholarship, you must accept the offer before the deadline stipulated in the scholarship offer e-mail. If you have already paid the tuition fee, you will receive a refund corresponding to the scholarship amount. Or otherwise, your tuition fee will be reduced by an amount equal to the scholarship. 

The remaining tuition fee must be paid at the latest one month before the start of the semester. The scholarship will be withdrawn if it is not paid on time.

The scholarship cannot be postponed or saved for another academic year.


If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact tuitiongrants@uadm.uu.se.