Södertörn University Tuition fee waiver

The tuition fee waiver scholarship is aimed at students from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland. The Swedish government distributes funding to higher education institutions, which in turn award scholarships to individual students. The tuition fee waiver is intended for Master level programme studies at Södertörn University.

Who is eligible?

Students who have applied via University Admissions in Swedenexternal link, opens in new window, for a one or two-year Master's programme at Södertörn University external linkas their first ranked choice , may submit an application for a tuition fee waiver. The scholarships are only intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees according to the information at University Admissionsexternal link, opens in new window. The grant awarded covers 90% of the tuition fees. Students need to cover 10% of their tuition fees and their own living costsexternal link, opens in new window.

A scholarship cannot be granted a student who:

  • Already holds a degree from a Swedish higher education institution.
  • Is currently enrolled in a study programme at a Swedish higher education institution.

Find complete "Terms and conditions for tuition fee waivers" below.

Application

The application period for the academic year 2020/2021 is now open. The Tuition fee waiver application formPDF. Please email the form to international@sh.se. You also need to upload the following documents at www.universityadmissions.seexternal link by 3rd February 2020. Incomplete as well as late applications will not be processed.

  • Copy of your passport
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from a university level professor or academic adviser.

Please note that before applying for a tuition fee waiver, you must first submit an application for a Master's programme at Södertörn University via University Admissions in Swedenexternal link, opens in new window.

Award notification

Applicants will be notified of the result of their tuition fee waiver application in April.

Regulatory basis

Application and selection

  • Applications for tuition fee waivers are made according to the instructions on the university website.
  • A tuition fee waiver may only be granted by the university upon written application and only if the application is complete and arrives before the stated deadline.
  • Applicants are ranked by the university's selection committee on the basis of the submitted documents as well as their transcript of records.

General conditions for tuition fee waivers

  • A tuition fee waiver is awarded on condition that Södertörn University has available funding and that the applicant is considered eligible for the waiver, after careful evaluation of their merits by the University's selection commitee.
  • A tuition fee waiver may relate to all or part of the tuition fees and may be granted provided that the recipient is obliged to pay fees.
  • If the student is no longer obliged to pay tuition fees, then the student must immediately inform the university administration (scholarships@sh.se) of this.
  • A tuition fee waiver may only be awarded to a student in full-time studies and who participates in studies on-site (not part-time or distance studies).
  • Only students who apply for a one or two-year Master´s programme at Södertörn University as their
    first ranked choice can receive a tuition fee waiver.

Requirements for continued tuition fee waiver

  • For the tuition fee waiver to continue for a second year, the student must meet the entry requirements for the subsequent term. A new application for a tuition fee waiver must be submitted if there is a late continuation of year 2 studies.

Withdrawal of a tuition fee waiver

  • The tuition fee waiver will be withdrawn if the student is expelled or has submitted incorrect information relevant to the award of the grant. A scholarship tuition fee may be withdrawn if the student is suspended and/or subject to other disciplinary measures.
  • The tuition fee waiver will be withdrawn, and the student may be required to make repayments if the student does not fulfill the requirements of these rules and regulations.

Decision

  • Decisions on the award of a tuition fee waiver are issued in April.
  • The applicant must accept the tuition fee waiver within two weeks of being notified in order for the decision to be valid.
  • No appeal may be made to decisions regarding scholarships.