Fully Funded Scholarships Available for Students to Study in the Nordics!

Fully Funded Scholarships Available for Students to Study in the Nordics!

The Nordic countries are a geographical region in Northern Europe consisting of Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden.  For years, these five countries have been attracting students from all over the world through exchange programs, institutional agreements and free mover agreements. Students are drawn to the multicultural environments and the high priority placed on internationalization in each country’s education system, in terms of courses offered, recognition, and outreach.  Moreover, each country also offers international students low tuition fees, numerous programs taught in English, and several internationally ranked universities.

Some great scholarships available to international and EU/EEA students are provided below:



All public universities in Norway offer free tuition to international and domestic students.  However, some students may need some extra funding to help pay for housing and additional expenses. Two scholarships available for students:

Government Scholarships

  • EEA and Norway Grants – International scholarships from the EEA including the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Spain.


Tuition is free for students from Denmark, EU/EEA citizens and exchange students. International students from outside the EU/EEA are expected to pay for their tuition fees and must show proof of funding to be accepted to a Danish university and to receive a residence permit. Four fully funded scholarships to study in Denmark are provided below:

University Scholarships

  • Roskilde University – Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are awarded to graduate students from outside the EU/EEA to at Roskilde University in Denmark.

Government Scholarships


For students from Sweden and the EU tuition free.  Students from outside the EU/EEA are charged tuition fees to study in Sweden.  International students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree should expect to pay from around SEK80,000-140,000 (~US$9,660-16,900) per year. However, PhD programs in Sweden are free of charge. Scholarships are available to help international students cover tuition and housing costs:

University Scholarships

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology KTH offers tuition-fee waivers and academic scholarships to master’s students.
  • Linköping University  – Merit-based scholarships and tuition waivers to international Master’s students studying at Linköping University.
  • Lund University  – Offers merit-based scholarships to bachelor’s and master’s international students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • Malmö University – Scholarships for master’s and bachelor’s students, from outside the EU/EEA to study in Sweden at Malmö University.
  • Stockholm University – Scholarships offered to non-EU/EEA students that covers tuition costs only.
  • Umeå University – Various scholarships for graduate students undertaking a master’s degree at Umeå University.
  • Uppsala University – There are many funding opportunities for non-EU/EEA students at Uppsala University.

Government Scholarships

  • Swedish Institute Scholarships – The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students and researchers interested in studying in Sweden.


While tuition fees for students from Finland and EU are free in Finland, students from non-EU/EEA countries are charged tuition at a minnimum of $1,771.18 per year. However, tuition fees in Finland are generally much lower than in the US, UK and Canada.

University Scholarships

  • University of Helsinki – 50 scholarships are available to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree at the university. Non-EU students pursuing an English taught program are charged tuition fees.
  • University of Oulu – Tuition fee waivers are offered to master’s degree seeking students international students studying at the University of Oulu.

Government Scholarships

Finnish Government – Scholarships from the Finnish are government are offered to graduate students pursuing doctoral level study in Finland. Available to students and researcher from selected countries.


Public universities in Iceland charge students a registration fee to study, while tuition is free. Private institutions charge tuition fees to all students and may be higher for non-EU students . Tuition fees for EU students starts at around $3,680 a year, while non-EU fees start at $12,075 annually.

University Scholarships

  • Reykjavik University – Merit-based scholarships awarded to first-year international and domestic students studying at Reykjavik University at bachelor’s level.
  • University of Iceland Scholarships and research grants are available to existing students currently studying at the University of Iceland.

Government  Scholarships 

Icelandic Scholarships – Scholarships are available to students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Iceland in the Icelandic language.


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