If you have applied for a course at the Swedish Defence University, which requires the payment of fees, there are several scholarships which you can apply for.

The UHR Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). Application and selection process amongst admitted students to the Swedish Defence University is handled by the university. The scholarship may only be used to pay all or part of the tuition fees and may not be used for accommodation or other suchlike costs.

Who can apply?

The scholarship programme is aimed at well-qualified students from countries, other than EU/EEA countries and Switzerland (in accordance with Regulation 2010:543), who wish to study at Swedish universities or colleges.

Please note that only applicants in the current application round can apply for the scholarship since the scholarship is aimed for newly admitted students.

How to apply

Please fill in the application form. No supporting documents are needed since they are all available for you admission evaluation through www.universityadmissions.se.

Application period

Submit your application no later than 1 February 2021 if you participate in the international round 16 October 2020 - 15 January 2021.

The scholarship covers the tuiton fee for both academic years of the Master’s programme. The scholarship recipients will be notified right after the Admission results in early April 2021. If you have not received an email by April 30, please consider your scholarship application as unsuccesful.

The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, receives funding each year to use for scholarships to international students who have the ambition to become a future leader within the sustainable development on a global platform.

Application period

The application period for SISGP opens 16 October 2020 for Autumn intake 2021. Please see the Swedish Institute's website for more information about eligibility to their scholarship programme.

Please note:

You must first apply to a course or a programme before applying for a scholarship.


For questions about the scholarship, please contact masterprogramme@fhs.se