Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship

Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship

There are many Swedish, European and international foundations that award scholarships and grants.

The rules for different scholarships and grants can vary – some are intended to help meet living costs, others help with tuition fees (for non EU/EEA citizens) and still others can be used toward educational costs as a whole. For details on the various types of scholarships and grants available, be sure to read and carefully follow the information provided.

Remember that other sources exist and that investing some time, effort and creativity in researching and applying for scholarships and grants can have a significant impact on the actual financial cost to you of your education.

The Karolinska Institutet Global Master's Scholarships

  • Karolinska Institutet offers a handful of tuition fee scholarships to excellent students who have been admitted to one of our Global Master’s Programmes starting each Autumn semester.
  • The amount of scholarships varies from year to year, but there are maximum 10 scholarships per year, spread to all the Global Master’s Programmes.
  • The competition is fierce with approximately 1500 international students applying for the scholarship annually.


    To be eligible for the KI Global Master’s Scholarship you must:

  • have applied to one of Karolinska Institutet's Global Master's Programmes starting 2019
  • be a tuition fee paying student (from outside the EU/EEA)
  • have paid the application fee by 1 February
    fulfil the entry and documentation requirements for the programme you have applied for
  • Only first year students are eligible to apply.

    How to Apply

  • All applicants to the Global Master's programmes at Karolinska Institutet who are obliged to pay tuition fees and have paid the application fee to University Admissions will receive information and an invite to apply for the KI Global Master's Programme scholarship after the last day to pay the application fee and submit supporting documents.
  • Invitations to apply for the scholarship are sent by email 8 February to the email address you have used to create your account at universityadmissions.se.

    Selection process

  • The selection process is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's CV and qualifications that are submitted via UniversityAdmissions and evaluated in connection with the application for a KI Global Master's programme.
  • Scholarship awaredees will be notified via email.

    What does the KI Global Master's scholarship cover?

  • The KI Global Master’s Scholarship only covers the tuition fee (or part of the tuition fee for programmes only partially given by Karolinska Institutet).
  • Travel, living expenses and other costs must be met with other funding. Furthermore, please note the KI Global Master's Scholarship only covers tuition fee for students enrolled at a Global Master's Programme here at Karolinska Institutet and cannot be used for other studies.

    Important dates - KI Global Master's Scholarships

  • Application for our Global Master's programmes opens: 16 October
  • Application deadline: 15 January
  • Last date to pay application fee and submit supporting documents: 1 February
  • Invitations to apply for the scholarship sent by email: 8 February (prel)
  • Notification of selection for the Global Master's Programmes: 4 April
  • Notification of selection for the scholarship: 29 April (prel)
  • Please read the Tuition fees and scholarships regulations at Karolinska Institutet before
    applying for the scholarship.

    The Swedish Institute's scholarships
    The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, has a number of scholarship schemes open for students from countries outside the EU/EEA area.

    Depending on your nationality and field of study, the scholarships may apply to you. The SI scholarships cover both tuition fee and living expenses to the amount of 10,000 SEK per month for studies at master's level.

    A travel grant is also issued to the recipient. The scholarship application period is from February 4 to 14 . Please note that you must have submitted an application for a master's programme in Sweden at universityadmissions.se before applying for the SI-scholarship.

  • Chile: CONICYT
  • Colombia: Colfuturo
  • Ecuador: El Programa de Becas “UNIVERSIDADES DE EXCELENCIA”
  • Indonesia: LPDP(Lembaga Pengelolaan Dana Pendidikan)
  • Kazakhstan: Bolashak International Scholarship
  • Korea: Governmental Scholarships for masters and Phd Students, ????
  • Mexico: Conacyt
  • Pakistan: Higher Education Commission
  • Russia: Global Education Program
  • Deferment of student loans in the United States
  • Karolinska Institutet has been granted 'Deferment Only' status by the US Department of Education.
  • This means that US students may defer making payments on existing federal student loan accounts while enrolled in an eligible program at a deferment only foreign university or college.
  • Students who wish to defer making payments must contact their lending institution in the US.
  • Please note: The 'Deferment Only' status does not allow students to take out federal student loans for enrolment at the university.
  • Contact person:Kristina Jesinkey, International Relations Unit, Kristina.Jesinkey@ki.se
  • Student loans in British Columbia, Canada
    Karolinska Institutet is a designated institution for British Columbia student loans.
  • Please contact the international office to obtain the school code.
  • Please note - if you are a Canadian student and applying for loan funding, you must apply for each semester as there is a break after fall term which exceeds the BC Ministry of Advanced Education policy.
  • Contact person:
    Maria Olsson, International Relations Unit, Maria.Olsson@ki.se
  • Other scholarship opportunities
  • EU Scholarship Portal
    EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion
  • The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
    Information from The Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet) about scholarships available to international students
  • The Swedish Research Council
    Scholarship Portal - database for scholarships in Europe
  • The World Bank - scholarship and fellowship programmes
  • Open Europe Scholarship Scheme (OESS) - for students from Belarus
  • Graduate Scholarships - scholarships.com
    Rotary scholarships
  • Scholarship Portal - database for scholarships in Europe
  • Scholarships for students studying at Karolinska Institutet
  • The Karolinska Institutet Foundation Scholarships
  • Scholarships for exchange studies while studying at KI
  • Erasmus student placement
  • Minor Field Studies

    How to Apply

  • Note: This scholarship is only for students with Chinese nationality.
  • For more information and scholarship application details, see; application details, see; Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship

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