Every year, Dalarna University awards partial scholarships to a number of its new international, fee-paying Master's students who have proven themselves to be outstanding in their educational endeavours.

Amount of Scholarship

Our scholarships go directly towards a reduction in your tuition fees and will cover between 10 and 50 percent of your total tuition fees. The amount that you are awarded is automatically deducted in set amounts each semester over the duration of your programme. 

Scholarships for new students

Tuition fee waivers are only available for studying a Master's degree programme which is offered on-campus. You only need to apply once for your scholarship and you do this before the start of your programme.

  • The deadline to apply for a scholarship for studies that commence in September 2024 was March 1st. 
  • Applications for scholarships for the spring 2025 semester will open on August 1st. 

Application Process

A complete scholarship application has three parts:

  1. The online scholarship application (the application link is only active during the application period. Application for scholarships for the autumn 2024 semester is now closed)
  2. A CV/résumé (uploaded to your University Admissions account)
  3. A video where you explain why you should receive a scholarship

In the video (no more than 60 seconds long), you need to explain why you should be awarded a scholarship from Dalarna University. You will need to upload this video to a website or cloud storage so that it can be viewed by the scholarship committee: include the link to the video in your scholarship application where indicated. We must be able to view the video using only the link provided.

Do not e-mail the video or send any documents directly to Dalarna University. All documents can be uploaded before or during the scholarship application period, which is seperate from the application period for Master Degree studies at

You can use any device (laptop, phone, etc) to create this video. We recommend that you find a quite place with good lighting and that you practice what you want to say before recording the video.

You need to ensure you complete the online application form and upload the above documents by the final dates stated above (i.e., September 30 or March 1, depending on the semester). If you do not submit all documents by the final date, then your application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Selection Process

The Marketing and Communication Office, together with Programme Directors, will review your scholarship application and decide whether or not you will receive a scholarship.

In our selection process, we focus on your previous academic success, relevant work experience and motivational statement. We give priority to applicants who list Dalarna University as their first choice on and who are admitted in the first application round. If you are awarded a scholarship you must complete at least 20 credits in your programme of study each semester in order to continue to be eligible for the scholarship.

Note that there is no age limit for applicants to our partial scholarships and that they are open to fee-paying students only.

We make our decision on who will receive a partial scholarship by these dates:

Decision date for spring semester: November 1
Decision date for autumn semester: April 15
Please note that the decision date may change (by a week or so) depending on the number of applicants. You may contact us to enquire about the status of your scholarship award after the decision dates:

Decisions for Autumn 2024

The following applicants to the Autumn 2024 intake have been awarded a partial scholarship:

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Scholarships for enrolled students

Dalarna University offers all students with outstanding academic results a reduction of their tuition fees for continued studies at Dalarna University. In order to qualify for this reduction of tuition fees you:

  • Must have studied at least one semester (Master's level) or two semester's (Bachelor's level) within a degree programme that is taught on campus at Dalarna University.
  • Must be continuing the same degree programme for at least one more semester of full-time study.
  • Must have acheived at least 50% results of VG or 5 depending on the grading scale used.
  • Must be verified as "outstanding" by the faculty in your programme.

The value of this scholarship is a 10 000 SEK tuition-fee waiver for each remaining semester of full-time studies in the programme you are currently studying. Applications for this scholarship should be made no later than 3 weeks before the start of the new semester. Your programme manager will share a link to the scholarship application if you are finishing your first semester/first year of studies.

Other (Non-DU) Scholarships

  • The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, has a number of scholarships open for students from countries outside the EU/EEA area. Depending on your nationality and field of study, the scholarships may apply to you. The SI scholarships cover both tuition fee and living expenses to the amount of 12,000 SEK per month for studies at master's level.
    A travel grant is also issued to the recipient. The scholarship application period is from 12-28 February 2024. Please note that you must have submitted an application for a master's programme to Dalarna University before applying for the SI Scholarship.
    Read about the scholarship on the SI websitere.
  • Students interested in the Master's Programme in Solar Energy Engineering who are citizens of developing countries may qualify for a scholarship offered by the Global Sustainable Electricty Project.


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