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Swedish Council for Higher Education Avancez Scholarships in Sweden, 2019

Swedish Council for Higher Education is offering Avancez scholarships for international students to pursue full-time master degree programme in 2019.

The aim of the Avancez scholarships is to enable and encourage academically able students from non-EU/EEA countries.

Chalmers is a highly progressive university situated in Gothenburg, Sweden. From this beautiful and dynamic part of the world we have become known locally and globally for education, research and innovation with a wide range of applications.



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Applicants must citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education.  The requirement is equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.  International students conventionally substantiate this knowledge by submitting acknowledged tests with a prescribed minimum test result.


  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing master degree at Chalmers University of Technology.
  • Study Subject: The field/s of study to which the financial aid positions will be awarded is determined annually by the University President. For the academic year 2019/20 the field of study is unrestricted, but it will be distributed according to targeted areas of education determined by the university management, based on the total number of applicants per each area of education from previous academic year.
  • Award: 
    • A 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters / 2 year programme)
    • Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased scholarship reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fee during the second and final year of studies
    • No funds are transferred to the program laureates
  • Number of Awards: A number of opportunities are available.
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Sweden


  • Eligible Countries:  Students of non-EU/EEA countries can apply for these endowments.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish University education.
    • 1st year Master’s programme applicants
  • English Language Requirements: The following language tests and minimum scores are accepted by Chalmers as proof of English language proficiency:
    • Cambridge CPE or CAE: Pass
    • IELTS (academic training), 6.0 (with no part of the test below 5.0) TOEFL (paper-based): 550 (with minimum score 4 on written part)
    • TOEFL (computer-based): 213
    • TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 (with minimum score 17 on written part). The TOEFL (Institution) code is 9520.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  1. Apply for a Master’s programme
    applications will only be processed after the corresponding online application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se has been completed, including having submitted all the required documentation verifying your eligibility and having paid the application fee. Only applicants fulfilling the eligibility requirements for the Master’s programmes applied for will be considered for a scholarship.
    How to apply for a Master’s programme
  2. Rank your programmes
    The ranking of the Master’s programmes that you applied for (no. 1 to 4) is crucial for the assessment of your application. To maximize your chances of being offered a scholarship from Chalmers you should select a Chalmers programme as your number one priority.
    Ranking of Master’s programmes
  3. Read the requirements
    Read the requirements for each of The grants thoroughly before submitting your application
    Requirements for the opportunity s
application for the academic year 2019/20

The application is an online application, consisting of two steps. We encourage you to apply for programmes as soon as possible, since this will greatly expedite the assessment process. However, there is no correlation between how early an application is made and the likelihood of receiving a scholarship.

Note, You must first make an online application to one or several Master’s programmes at Chalmers at the website universityadmissions.se (see section 1-3 above). Each applicant is assigned an 8 digit application number (from your application for Master’s programmes at universityadmissions.se) and this number is required in order to complete the application (step 2 below).

Step 1

Fill in and submit the request form to require a personal link to the application form. The form will be distributed from November and onwards, and it will take a few working days between the request and receiving the form (to your e-mail address). You must make sure to use the same e-mail address as in your account at  universityadmissions.se
The request form to require a personal link (the form will be distributed from November and onwards)

Step 2

Soon after you have submitted the request (step 1), you will be sent a personal link to the application form. Please note that it may take a few days until you receive the link. If you have not received it, please check your junk mail.

Make sure to have your application number at hand (you will find your application number at the application you submitted for Chalmers at your account at universityadmissions.se). This is of extreme importance, since your application is connected to your current application number on universityadmissions.se. The number will start with digit 1 and it is required in order to complete the application.

In this step you will also be prompted to submit a letter of (intent) motivation in your personal account at universityadmisisons.se. If you haven’t done it already, be sure to do so before 1st of February.


Information about the letter of (intent) motivation (item 8 on the list)

Please note that the electronic application form is used only for the opportunity s awarded by Chalmers. You may apply for multiple grants provided that the eligibility requirements are fulfilled.
All submitted data must be verifiable against the documents submitted as part of your Master’s programme application at universityadmissions.se

Your application will not be considered unless you have paid the application fee and uploaded required documents on universityadmissions.se by 1 February 2019. An incomplete application will not be considered.


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