The Sievert Larsson Scholarship

The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers scholarships annually to Thai students who aim to study on a Master’s Programme at Chalmers University of Technology. The scholarship is your chance to hone your skills with a world class Master’s Degree from Chalmers. The scholarships will be awarded to Thai citizens who have been admitted to a Master's Programme at Chalmers.
 
In the first instance we want to support students who come from financially vulnerable homes and who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in Sweden. As a scholarship holder you are guaranteed accommodation provided that you actively accept your scholarship offer.
 
The Scholarship is available in two different versions. It is possible to apply for both versions of the scholarship via the scholarship application portal. Please make sure that you apply for the scholarships in your order of preference.
 
Version 1: Full tuition fee waiver (covers 100% of the tuition fee) during the 2 year programme.
 
Version 2: Full tuition fee waiver (covers 100% of the tuition fee) and 230 000 SEK for costs of living during the 2 year programme.
 

Both versions of the Scholarship are available to

  • Thai citizens
  • Students with a completed or soon to be completed (during spring semester 2014) Bachelor's Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) with a minimum grade of 3.0 (CGPA) from a prestigious Thai University*
  • 1st year applicants
*) Based on Home University´s stature – including position on international ranking lists.

Apply online

Applications for the Sievert Larsson Scholarship are made online via Chalmers' scholarship application form. The application deadline is 15 January 2014. For more information visit Applying for a scholarship
 
Applicants who satisfy the above requirements will be contacted directly by Chalmers' Admissions (via email) at a later stage with a request to provide the following additional documents:
  1. A personal letter including a description of your financial situation, family circumstances and justification for why you are a suitable candidate for the Sievert Larsson scholarship
  2. A written appraisal from one of your two references

Note that the first step is to apply for the Master´s Programme separately.
How to apply for Master's Programmes
Key Dates for the complete application process

Scholarships are not awarded retroactively. That is to say, applicants who have commenced their studies at Chalmers at the time of application for the Sievert Larsson scholarship, are not eligible.

Any funds awarded may be used solely for the purpose intended. The costs of living part of the version 2 scholarship is paid in rounds every six month for a period of two years. The first payment is made on proof of admission. Right of disposal extends for the period of the programme. The decision of the Awards Board cannot be appealed.

Background about Sievert Larsson

Mr Sievert Larsson is an entrepreneur and founder of the charity, The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Foundation, which gives needy young people the opportunity to study at university or college. A donation of 2.5 million SEK from Sievert Larsson is giving young people from Thailand the chance to study for a Master's Degree at Chalmers.
- It feels as if the money is returning to my home town again and it is to the delight of both myself and the students. I have strong feelings for Chalmers even though I never studied there myself, says Sievert Larsson, who was born and grew up in Göteborg.

Questions about the Sievert Larsson Scholarship?

Contact Jens Hansson, Admissions Officer, email: hajens@chalmers.se