Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Sweden
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: University of Gothenburg
  • Funded by: Swedish Council for Higher Education, Adlerbertska Grant Foundation and Adlerbertska Scholarship Foundation 
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition waiver
  • Degree Program: Bachelor and Master program
  • Scholarship Amount: Tuition fee waiver
  • Separate Application Required?: Not needed
  • Deadline: January 15, 2024
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Scholarship Benefits

  • The Axel Adler Scholarship encompasses the entire program’s tuition expenses for admitted students. This translates to 4 semesters or 120 credits for Master’s programs, with the only exception being the Investigative Journalism master’s program, which requires 2 semesters or 60 credits.
  •  For Bachelor programs, it extends to 6 semesters or 180 credits. However, it’s important to note that the Axel Adler Scholarship does not include provisions for living and housing costs.
  • Recipients of the scholarship benefit from FAS+, an insurance provided under the jurisdiction of the Swedish Legal, Financial, and Administrative Service Agency (Kammarkollegiet). For full information on terms and conditions, please visit the Kammarkollegiet website.

Applicants who have chosen the University of Gothenburg as their primary choice through and meet the specified criteria can expect an email containing application instructions on approximately February 8, 2024. The invitation to apply for the Axel Adler Scholarship will be sent only to the email address registered on

Should you meet the criteria for eligibility and did not receive an email by this specified date (and have ensured to check your Spam mailbox as well), kindly send an email to [email protected].


Based on applicant’s qualifications to the study program in question.

Basis for Award: Academic staff assessment of the applicant’s qualification based on Motivation letter and CV contained in the scholarship submission and the applicable study program.

How to apply

  • Tuition fees must be made in Sweden.
  •  As a prerequisite, apply for an international campus-based program at the University of Gothenburg, designating it as your top priority.
  •  Admission eligibility is contingent upon acceptance into a full-time Bachelor’s or Master’s program at the University of Gothenburg. For Bachelor Program, this is applicable only to International Relations, Software Engineering, and Business and Economics.

Steps to apply

Step 1:

  • Ensure that the scholarship program you are interested in is your first choice at the University of Gothenburg within the international admission round at

Step 2:

  • Ensure submission of your study application by January 15, 2024.

Step 3:

  • Pay the application fee.

Step 4:

  •  Validate your eligibility for studies by February 1, 2024, through 

Find full list of scholarships in Sweden for international students here.

Additional Information

Before Accepting an Offer:

  • Please note that you are required to include a Letter of Motivation and a CV together you’re your application. These are used mainly for selection purposes.  
  • In order to retain your scholarship, you must maintain a minimum of 75% of the semester’s credit requirements. Periodic follow-ups are usually carried out.
  • It’s imperative to note that failure to commence studies on schedule or to adhere to the University of Gothenburg’s guidelines and regulations for academic pursuits will result in the revocation of the scholarship.

For full information on the scholarship terms and conditions, please refer to this page here.

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