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University of Gothenburg
Covid-19 Financial Aid Scholarship

The Covid-19 Financial Aid Scholarship offers fee-paying, degree seeking students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for the academic year 2020/2021, due to the ongoing pandemic. The Scholarship is intended for our current registered students, not newly admitted.

The scholarship amount awarded to students at the University of Gothenburg is 15 000 SEK per scholarship. Cost of living is not covered. Students awarded this scholarship must, therefore, still be able to fund their living costs by other means, as per the requirements of the Swedish Migration Agency.

Last day to apply is 21 June 2020. 

Who can receive the Scholarship?

You are welcome to apply for this scholarship if you have been a full-time, fee-paying student at University of Gothenburg during the academic year 2019/2020, also continuing the studies the coming academic year 2020/2021. Students with an approved study break 2019/2020 will also be considered. 

To be awarded a scholarship, the applicant must:

  • have been registered as a full-time student during the academic year 2019/2020 
  • register as a full-time student in the academic year 2020/2021
  • not have received any other scholarships or external funding for a full tuition fee waiver
  • have passed at least 30 ECTS credits if you are currently a first-year student. If you are currently a second-year student, you must have passed at least 90 credits from the University of Gothenburg
  • made the payment of the tuition fee for Autumn semester 2020
  • Submit the scholarship application in time. Late applications will not be considered.

How do I apply

Eligible students will receive an e-mail with application instructions by the 12 June. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered at the University of Gothenburg. If have not received an e-mail, please let us know at:


If you meet all criteria stated, you will be awarded the scholarship.

Announcement of the result

All applicants will be informed of the result via e-mail by 1 July 2020. 

If you are awarded a scholarship

The scholarship will be disbursed to the bank account stated in your application. Check with your bank that the information is correct in the application system. If our bank makes the payment to you and the information is incorrect, there will be a fee from the bank of around 500 SEK deducted from your scholarship. Contact if the information is incorrect.

When will the money be on my account?

We will transfer the financial aid money in early September 2020.
The scholarship offer will be revoked if: 

  • the tuition fee for Autumn semester 2020 is not paid in full
  • the applicant is not registered as a full time student during the academic year 2020/2021

The scholarship offer cannot be postponed or saved for another academic year. Please contact if you need to pay back the scholarship.

The benefactor  

Covid 19 pandemic has caused a critical situation for fee-paying students at the University of Gothenburg. Vice-chancellor Eva Wiberg has decided to use funds from Jubileumsfonden to create a one-time scholarship called The University of Gothenburg Covid-19 Financial Aid Scholarship.


If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact us.

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