Type of Funding

Partially funded




Uppsala University is offering the King Carl Gustaf Scholarship to students who live in unsafe and dangerous conditions in areas of conflict outside Europe. The scholarships are for studies in Masters programmes commencing 2 September 2019.

There are more than 80 Masters degree programmes at Uppsala University, in the following areas:

  • Science and Technology (which includes Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy)
  • Medicine and Pharmacy (which includes Global Health)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (which includes Economics, Peace and Conflict studies, Environment and Humanitarian Action)

All programmes are taught in English apart from the Masters Programme in Scandinavian Studies, which is taught in Swedish.


The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, but not living expenses.


Applicants must be citizens of: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

They have to give cause to show why they are particularly vulnerable and therefore in need to be part of the education environment at Uppsala University. They also need to show cause why they need to acquire the academic talent and education they will receive at Uppsala University. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, candidates will have to Uppsala University as their first priority when applying for Masters programmes through www.universityadmissions.se.

Applicants must meet the entrance requirements for the programme they are applying to and the application fee and supporting documents must have been received before the deadline to University Admissions, which is 15 January 2019.

Only programmes delivered on campus are eligible. The scholarship is not available for distance learning programmes or programmes partially taught at other universities.


Applicants for the scholarship must first have  applied for the relevant Masters programmes before the University Admissions deadline, which is 15 January 2019 for international applicants.

Applications for the scholarship are to be made online by 1 February 2019.

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