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    King Carl Gustaf Scholarship

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    Sugandhi Sood

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    King Carl Gustaf Scholarship at Uppsala University is designed to support meritorious students who cannot fund their own education in Sweden. The scholarship covers the full tuition fees of the recipients who will be commencing their master’s degree at Uppsala University

    • King Carl Gustaf Scholarship is only applicable for international students belonging to an eligible country.
    • The applications will open on January 16, 2021 and close on February 2021.
    • Only those applicants who choose Uppsala University as their first choice will be considered for the scholarship program.
    • Recipients are shortlisted on the basis of academic merit and not financial requirements.
    • The masters's program must be on campus and English-taught, based in Uppsala or on Gotland.

    The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship award covers full tuition fees but not living expenses


    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based
    Offered byInstitution
    OrganizationUppsala University
    Application Deadline Feb 01 ,2021
    No. of ScholarshipsN/A
    RenewabilityOne Time Payment
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Link

    Eligibility Criteria

    As of 2020, you must not only be from outside the EU/EEA, but also be a citizen of one of the following countries which are categorized as areas of conflict:

    Afghanistan Brazil Burkina Faso
    Cameroon Democratic Republic of the Congo India
    Iraq Libya Mali
    Mexico Nigeria Somalia
    South Sudan Syria Yemen

    In addition to that, students must NOT apply for any one of the following master's programs at Uppsala University. 

    • Masters in Religion in Peace and Conflict
    • Masters in Biology - Genetic and Molecular Plant Science
    • Masters in Biology - NABiS Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics
    • Joint Nordic Master's Programme in Environmental Law

    Other than that, there are no restrictions on what stream of study you can choose, and Uppsala offers a wide range of options.

    Application Process

    The window for application to King Carl Gustaf Scholarship at Uppsala University will open on January 16, 2021. Students can complete their scholarship application process by February 1, 2021, 23:59 CET.

    • Before this, you must submit an application for an Uppsala master’s program via before January 15, 2021.
      • You must rank Uppsala as your number one choice out of the four options in the common application.
    • During the scholarship application period, you must submit an online application form.

    You do not have to submit any extra documents in the scholarship application form as those will be verified from your programme application. The following things, however, must be given:

    • Personal details
    • Your first priority Masters programme
    • Motivation letter/ SOP of no more than 350 words explaining
      • why you are vulnerable and in need of education at Uppsala University?
      • what academic talent you have?

    You are allowed to apply for more than one scholarship for which you meet the specific eligibility criteria, but you will receive only one of them at most.

    Selection Process

    Candidates are selected based on how deserving they are in terms of the situation in their home country. However, the selection is not need-based but is merit-based.

    • You must show why it would be safer and more viable for you to do your degree in Sweden.
    • You must show that your academic record meets the eligibility criteria and is exceptional.

    The selection committee will also check whether you have given priority to Uppsala while ranking programs in the common application. Further queries with regard to the scholarship may be taken up with via email.

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