Last changed: 13 February 2024
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SLU and the Swedish Institute offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding international students.

Scholarships offered by SLU

SLU offers a small number of scholarships each year. Out of hundreds of applicants, only a few are selected as recipients. This means there is a high competition and that the applicant needs both very good grades as well as a well-written motivational letter.

Who can apply?

Scholarships are available for fee-paying students admitted to Bachelor’s and Master's programmes.

SLU accept scholarship applications for the Bachelor’s programme Forest and Landscape and to all SLU Master’s programmes except the following:

  • Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being
  • Erasmus Mundus Plant Biology (EmPLANT+)
  • European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG)
  • EnvEuro
  • Sustainable Development

A scholarship offered by SLU covers tuition fees only, no living or travel expenses are included. 

You need to pay the application fee even if you apply for a scholarship.

All fee-paying students, including scholarship recipients, are also covered by comprehensive medical insurance through Kammarkollegiet FAS+ during the entire study period. You can read the full terms of the insurance on Kammarkollegiet’s website.

How to apply

All students who apply for an SLU Master’s programme or our Bachelor’s programme Forest and Landscape as their first choice by the 1 February deadline, will receive instructions on how to apply for a full tuition waiver scholarship.

The instructions will be sent to all applicants who have paid the application fee in the beginning of February. It is not possible to have the application fee waivered. The deadline for scholarship applications is 29 February 2024 and you will noticed in middle of April.

Selection process

The selection process is based on a combined assessment of the applicant's motivation letter and previous university grades. No CV or reference letters is required from the applicants. Only about 1% of applicants receive the scholarship.

Since international payments can take over a month to transfer, please pay your tuition fee even if you have applied of a scholarship. If you receive a scholarship from SLU or SI, you can apply for a refund.

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, has a number of scholarships open for students from countries outside the EU/EEA area. Depending on your nationality and field of study, the scholarships may apply to you. The SI scholarships cover both tuition fee and living expenses to the amount of 12,000 SEK per month for studies at master's level. A travel grant is also issued to the recipient.

The scholarship application period is from 12-28 February 2024. Please note that you must have submitted an application for a master's programme in Sweden at before applying for the SI Scholarship.

More information about the scholarships can be found at Swedish Institute.


Scholarships offered within certain Erasmus programmes

Students on some Erasmus Mundus specialisations within Master's programmes at SLU may be eligible for a scholarship. Currently, the following programmes have Erasmus specialisations:


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