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University of Gothenburg Study Scholarships

The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarships (UGSS) Programme offers fee-paying students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree programme, with entry autumn semester 2019. Find out if you are eligible to apply!

Scholarship application closed

The application for Scholarships 2019/2020 closed on February 14, 1 p.m. CET. The scholarship offers are announced on our website 7 May. Each successful scholarship recipient also receives an official scholarship offer by email.

Information about the Scholarship 

The Admissions Office administers the University of Gothenburg Study Scholarships (UGSS) Programme, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education and the Adlerbertska Foundations.

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees for a Master’s programme at the University of Gothenburg
  • An additional 27 000 SEK per study semester
  • The FAS plus insurance for fee-paying students

By following the links below you will find important information about the FAS plus insurance and living expenses in Sweden.

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you meet the criteria listed below.

  • You are liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities.
  • You have applied for a Master’s programme, full-time studies, at the University of Gothenburg by 15 January 2019.
  • You have paid the application fee and documented your eligibility for studies by 1 February 2019.

CV and Letter of Motivation

Submitting a CV and Letter of Motivation will increase your chances of being selected for a scholarship. There are no specific templates that you have to use for your CV or Letter of Motivation.

The CV and Letter of Motivation should be submitted via under the 'other documents' category and preferably named 'UG Scholarship CV' and 'UG Scholarship Letter of Motivation' respectively.

If you have applied for more than one Master’s programme offered by the University of Gothenburg please submit one Letter of Motivation for each.

Selection process

Academic staff make the assessment and ranking after the admissions results are published on 4 April 2019. They will have access to your academic merits, CV and Letter of Motivation in order to assess your suitability for the programme as well as your commitment and desire to study.

Please note that it is not possible to combine the UGSS with another scholarship offer from the University of Gothenburg or the Swedish Institute. If you are offered a scholarship by the Swedish Institute, or the Volvo Group Scholarship, or the UGSS Syria, your application for the UGSS will automatically be removed from the selection process.

Do you have questions?

If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please look at our FAQ or send us an email at

Frequently asked questions

Page Manager: Admission Office|Last update: 2/14/2019

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