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Scholarship foundations for international students

Uppsala University needs students from all parts of the world. We want to attract the best students, regardless of where in the world they come from. After receiving their degrees they become our ambassadors around the world. We have a lot to teach, but also a lot to learn from others.

In 2011, tuition fees became mandatory in Sweden for all non-EU students. The intention was for Sweden to compete internationally based on the quality of its courses, not just by offering free education. An unwanted effect of this was a significant decrease of the number of non-EU students. To counter this effect, Uppsala University is working hard to increase the number of scholarships on offer for fee-paying students. Today a two-year Master’s course costs SEK 200,000 in humanities and social sciences, and SEK 300,000 in science and technology, and in medicine and pharmacy. On top this, students of course have living expenses such as rent, food and travel.

Without a scholarship it is more or less impossible for academically prominent but economically less well-off students to come to Uppsala. Even a smaller scholarship can motivate other excellent students to choose to conclude their studies at Uppsala University.

Please get in touch with us to learn more about how you can help.