Grants for Graduate Study in the United States

Publicerad: 06 februari 2019

Grants are available for graduate study at universities in the United States for master’s, doctoral or nondegree programs for the 2020-21 academic year.

Ansökan senast: 2019-04-23

Grantees will receive the following cash awards from the Fulbright Commission: degree seeking students (Master, MBA and Ph.D.) SEK 100,000 and nondegree researchers SEK 50,000. Grantees will be eligible to apply for additional financial aid from U.S. universities and Swedish foundations.

The Fulbright Commission will apply for admission and for supplementary financial assistance at the grantees' preferred U.S. universities. Admission to and awards from institutions in the United States will be contingent upon a grantee's qualifications and field of study, and there is no guarantee that every grantee will succeed in winning additional financial aid nor that all costs for the academic year will be covered.

Eligibility requirements

  • Excellent academic record
  • Swedish or E.U. university degree completed by the summer of 2020
  • Fluency in English
  • Swedish citizenship

Applications will be accepted in all fields, except medicine (not including Public Health or medical research), dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Students who are already enrolled in a graduate program at a university in the U.S. are not eligible. Persons desiring or holding permanent residence in the United States, as well as persons with dual citizenship (i.e., Swedish and U.S.), are ineligible for a Fulbright grant.

Please note preference will be given to candidates who have not recently studied for an extended period of time at a university in the United States.

Application procedure

The application, supplementary materials, and three confidential letters of reference must be submitted online by the deadline April 23, 2019. Applications received after that date will not be accepted.

Selected finalists will be interviewed in Stockholm, 17-19 June 2019.

Selected grantees will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and depending on the field of study, either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Tests will be need to be taken by September 1, 2019.

Grantees in law will be required to take the TOEFL test only. Test costs for finalists will be covered by the Fulbright Commission.

Application information

The online application can be accessed through our website after February 1, 2019.

Please see

www.fulbright.se/grants/swedish-grants/graduate-students/ for more information.


Vasagatan 15-17, 111 20 Stockholm

08-534 818 85; fulbright@fulbright.se; www.fulbright.se

The Swedish Fulbright Commission was established in 1952 by an executive agreement between the Swedish and U.S. governments. Its primary objective is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Sweden through grants to outstanding Swedish and American graduate students, lecturers and researchers and through information on higher education in the United States.

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