Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions. Below you will find links to scholarships for both prospective and current students.
Scholarships administered by Chalmers
All scholarship applicants will be notified of their selection results by the end of April
Applications for scholarships should be made along with the application for Master's studies, before 15 January. Students should not wait until they receive an admission to do so. Please note that additional scholarships may be appended to the below list. Applicants are therefore encouraged to check this webpage regularly.
Chalmers Foundation awards SEK 16 million extra in scholarship funding
- The Avancez Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and are funded by the Chalmers Foundation. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.
- The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden. They are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and available to all fee-paying students.
- The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers a 100% tuition fee waiver and living expenses to students of Thai nationality who aim to study on a Master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology.
- The Volvo Car Corporation Scholarships are 100% tuition fee waivers awarded to 2 Chinese students with the guarantee of participation in the VESC (Volvo Engineering Student Concept) programme which includes a summer job, master thesis project, mentorship and possible employment at Volvo Car Corporation.
- The Volvo Group Scholarship Programme is a 100% fee tuition fee waiver awarded to students of Indian nationality and Chinese nationality. The Scholarship includes possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master thesis project and mentorship.
- The Chalmers MasterCard Scholarship Available biennialy for a Master's student from Central America, South America or Mexico. The scholarship comprises a 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fee (70 000 SEK reduction/ semester).
- The Lars Eriksson Scholarship is funded through a generous donation made by Chalmers alumnus Lars Eriksson. It will be awarded as a 100% tuition fee waiver in 2015 to an applicant from Latin America. The scholarship can be awarded for studies on any of Chalmers Master's Programmes, with the exception of Arichitecture and Urban Design and Design for Sustainable Development.
- The William Chalmers Scholarship Programme was created to temporarily substitute the shortage of comprehensive funding options for prospective fee-paying students in 2015. The scholarship, which was awarded to 23 students, includes a full tuition fee waiver, covers costs of living and includes a generous travel grant.
The costs of living component of the scholarship is a stipend of 9000 SEK per month for 22 months. This part of the scholarship will be paid in four installments, in conjuncture with the start of every semester. The first installment will be transferred after mandatory enrolment day in September. The travel grant, a one-time payment of 15 000 SEK, will be transferred in August. You will receive an email asking you for your bank account details during the summer.
Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers as an applicant's financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.
Scholarships administered by the Swedish Institute
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers numerous scholarship programmes each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Use their online guide in order to find out if any of the Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country at your intended level of study.
The Swedish Institute scholarships (external link)
Note: Students will be awarded only one scholarship from Sweden. Keep in mind that, students can hold extra funding in the form of scholarships or grants administered by governmental or non-governmental entities from their own home countries or abroad, in addition to a scholarship awarded by Chalmers or SI.
Scholarships for current students
- Adlerbert 60th Anniversary Scholarships - Was awarded for the first time during 2014 to fee paying Master's Programme students who were admitted Autumn 2013, including scholarship holders whose scholarships did not include costs of living coverage. This means that, for instance, holders of Swedish Institute scholarships and Sievert Larsson, version 2 scholarships are not eligible to apply. In order to be eligible the applicant must have passed at least 60 credits during the first year of studies. The scholarships, which amount to 60 000 SEK each, are awarded based on the applicants' cumulative grade point average . Around 10 to 20 Scholarships will be offered each year.
- Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.