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

The scholarships that are listed below are available only to first year Master's programme applicants. They are valid for 2 years of study, under certain conditions. The conditions are outlined in the Scholarship Regulations.

Application deadline for scholarships administered by Chalmers: 15 January 2019 ​​

The Avance​z Scholarships

75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Chalmers Foundation and they are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology. These scholarships are available to all fee-paying students.
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The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Tra​ining) Scholarships

75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden and they are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology. These scholarships are available to all fee-paying students.

Th​e Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers)

100% tuition fee waivers and living expenses to Thai citizens who aim to study on a Master's programme at Chalmers University of Technology.

The Volvo ​Car Corporation Scholarships

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 Vol​vo Group Scholarship Programme

100% fee tuition fee waivers awarded to students with Indian and Chinese citizenship. The Scholarships include possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master's thesis project and mentorship.

The Chalmers Maste​rCard Scholarship​

Awarded to a Master's programme applicant from Central or South America (including Mexico). 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fees during the Master's programme (4 semesters/2 years).

The US Friends ​of Chalmers Scholarship

Two scholarships will be offered in 2019 to US citizens. Each scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee for studies on Engineering Master's Programmes at Chalmers and is funded by Friends of Chalmers.

Adlerbert Stu​dy Scholarships 

Five scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to students who are citizens of one of 143 specified countries. Each scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee and is funded by the the Adlerbert Foundations.


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.

Additional scholarships may be appended to the above list. Applicants are therefore encouraged to check this webpage regularly.

Scholarships for Estonian students

​Alfred Ots Scholarship Fu​nd

award up to 10 scholarships annually to prospective Master's students who are citizens of Estonia. The scholarship covers 8500 SEK/month for three semesters. 

Scholarships for enrolled students at Chalmers

There are a few scholarships available for current Master's students. You can read more about these scholarships at Chalmers Student portal.
Scholarships for enrolled students at Chalmers

External scholarships, administered by other organizations

​The Swedish I​nstitute scholarships

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. Chalmers do not administrate or answer questions reagrding the Swedish insitute scholarships. Please take note any questions must be directed to the Swedish insitute only.

Note: Students will be awarded only one scholarship from Sweden. But 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.
Read more about the Swedish Institute scholarships

The Global Study Awards 

Offers up to 90 000 GBP to 9 students each year. 


Scholarships for Development is a database of scholarships open to students from developing countries.​

Published: Wed 28 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 12 Dec 2018