The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship at Uppsala University for Individuals living in Risky and Unsafe Conditions

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Opportunity Description

The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship is intended for students who live in risky and unsafe environments as a result of conflict or natural disasters. The scholarships will pay for the entire cost of tuition at Uppsala University. It is for a Master’s program that begins on August 28, 2023, and is available during the current admission round.

  • Scholarship type: Partially funded
  • Degree Level: Master’s
  • University: Uppsala University
  • Location: Sweden
  • Admission Start Date: October 17, 2022
  • Admission Deadline: January 16, 2023
  • Scholarship Application opening date: January 17, 2023
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1, 2023   23:59 CET (Afghanistan Time: February 2, 2022 – 02:29:59 AM)
  • Eligible Nationalities: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Fields of Study:

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Business & Management 
  • Computer Science & IT 
  • Medicine & Health
  • Hospitality, Leisure & Sports 
  • Arts, Design & Architecture 
  • Law
  • Agriculture & Forestry 
  • Applied Sciences & Professions
  • Education & Training 
  • Journalism & Media


  • The scholarships will pay for the entire cost of tuition at Uppsala University.
  • Living expenses are not covered by the scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of one of the nations listed above.
  • You must demonstrate both your academic ability and the reasons why Uppsala University’s educational environment is both necessary for you and your unique vulnerability.
  • A King Carl Gustaf scholarship can only be given for a Master’s program at Uppsala University that is selected as a first priority (the program which you have ranked the highest of the four programs you can choose at University Admissions).
  • You have to submit your application for the Master’s program before the deadline for university admissions.

Admission Required Documents:

  • Official transcripts
  • Bachelor’s diploma (or proof of expected graduation, if you are in your final year of Bachelor’s studies)
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Passport
  • A statement of purpose
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application summary sheet
  • Copy or summary of Bachelor’s thesis
  • and other program-specific supporting document(s) (according to the program you want to apply for)

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Motivation letter explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship (max. 350 words)

How to apply for The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship?

To be considered for a scholarship, you must first apply to Uppsala University for Master’s degree program by January 16, 2023. Uppsala University’s program should be your primary priority. Following this, the scholarship application period begins.

When applying for scholarships at Uppsala University, there is no application fee. There is, however, an application fee when applying for study programs. During the scholarship application period, you must submit an online application form to be considered for one of the scholarships. During the scholarship application period (17 January – 1 February 2023), access to the application form will be available on the official page.

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For more information about The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship, please visit Uppsala University’s website.

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