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Scholarships in Sweden


Beginning with the 2005-2006 academic year, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) are introducing a new range of scholarships for master’s level studies at Swedish universities.

You are eligible for these scholarships if you are a university graduate, citizen of a developing country and have several years of relevant work experience.

The purpose of these scholarships is to help grow special competencies in targeted countries. Eligibility is thus restricted to candidates from specific countries seeking admittance to approved programmes at Swedish universities. Because Sida has identified different developmental needs in different countries, your citizenship determines which programmes are available for scholarship support.

These scholarships are financed by Sida and administered by the Swedish Institute, a public agency promoting cultural and educational exchange between Sweden and the world.


In the scholarship selection process, your application is given priority if you can secure a leave of absence from your job which allows you to return upon completion of your studies. If not enough applicants meet this criterion, your application will be considered if you have at least five years of relevant work experience.

Study period

The master’s level programmes are between one and two academic years in duration. They usually start at the end of August or early September.

You need to have a good knowledge of English. All approved master’s level programmes are taught in English.

Scholarship benefits
Currently, a scholarship pays SEK 8,000 per month, plus travel costs to and from Sweden. These scholarships are designed to cover living expenses for one person only. Tuition for the eligible programmes is free.

Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish Institute against illness and accidents in Sweden during the scholarship period.


You can apply for this scholarship when you apply for admission to one of the approved master's programmes at a Swedish university.

There is no application form for this scholarship. Do not send any master's scholarship requests or applications to the Swedish Institute. Instead, you apply directly to the university for the master’s programme and at the same time inform them that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

Some universities let you indicate this on their admission application forms. In other cases, you will need to attach a letter to your admission application spelling out your request for this scholarship explicitly.

You also need to attach a letter from your employer confirming that you are able to take a leave of absence for the duration of your studies, and that you will be able to return to your position when you have finished studying. If you cannot provide such a letter, please provide proof of employment of at least five years in a relevant field.

Send your completed application for admission to the programme – including a request for this scholarship and the letter regarding your employment situation – to the university you would like to study at. They will process your scholarship request.

The application deadline for this scholarship is thus the same as the application deadline for the master's programme you'd like to apply to.

How is my scholarship application processed?
The university you have applied to first chooses whom to admit to their master's programme. From this group of successful applicants, it then considers those who have requested a scholarship. It makes a shortlist of recommended candidates and sends this to the Swedish Institute.

The Swedish Institute collects these recommendations from all Swedish universities, and then makes the final selection of scholarship recipients.

If you have been selected for a scholarship for a programme that begins with the fall semester, you will be informed by the Swedish Institute in May or early June.


Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, the Royal Institute of Technology
Global Journalism, Orebro University
LUMID International Master in Development and Management
Chalmers University of Technology School of Technology Management and Economics, Electric Power Engineering 
Chalmers University of Technology School of Technology Management and Economics, Management of Logistics and Transportation 
The Royal Institute of Technology, Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) Program 
The Royal Institute of Technology, Master's Program in Sustainable Technology 
LUMES - an International Masters Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, Lund University

Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, the Royal Institute of Technology

EESI was set up as a inter-disciplinary programme targeted towards building and strengthening the competencies of addressing environmental problems.

The EESI Programme gives the opportunity to integrate and merge issues of engineering with environment and sustainability. The Land and Water Resources Engineering Department (LWR) together with the Infrastructure Department (Infra) offer a set of courses that are complementary and are chosen indistinctively by EESI students.  

The courses provide an engineering and management approach to environmental and infrastructure issues taking into account ever-changing environmental scenarios and demands. Students will increase their understanding of the functioning of ecosystems, learn how to assess local and global environmental impacts of human activities, and investigate how to modify them via physical, bio-chemical and management interventions.  

The study major covers the phases of policy generation, project design and implementation, as well as operation and maintenance. The methods and techniques of urban and regional development, which are covered, are those that incorporate the demands for environmental protection, and sustainability of development agendas at local and global levels. A shift from centralised approaches in management and planning towards the strengthening of community participation characterises the body of methods treated.  

The goal of the programme is thus to educate an engineer, planner or manager with strong skills of communication, one who can provide leadership in their area of work based on the fact that they have an understanding of how different professions work and perceive issues, and one who is flexible and adaptable to change especially in an era of global environmental challenges.

The scope of Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure is international and multi-cultural. The programme is particularly recommended to those who will work with environmental management and planning in industrialised as well as developing countries.


Under the Master Programme for Key Personnel in Developing Countries there is scholarship support available for Burma (Myanmar) at Master's level programs.

Applicants should have an academic background and First Professional Degree in any discipline or profession related to the programme. 

Applicants should have an academic background and First Professional Degree in any discipline or profession related to the programme.

This includes:
civil engineering, agricultural engineering, geology, surveying, applied physics, chemistry and biology and related disciplines for candidates applying to Environmental Engineering; and engineering, architecture, surveying, geography, economics, administration, sociology, political science, planning and other related disciplines for candidates wanting to join the Sustainable Infrastructure study major. 

Applicants should have completed their undergraduate studies and, preferably, have a year or more work experience in their professional field. Applicants should have a good command of the English language and are required to provide proof of English language proficiency equivalent to a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 550. 


A limited number of scholarships are available from the Swedish Institute (SI) through KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology). These scholarships cover basic health insurance and living expenses in Stockholm for a single student for nine months (the taught courses period), and are negotiable for expenses associated with thesis work. Expenses for family members, and travel insurance are not included. Since only basic medical insurance is included, successful scholarship applicants must complement their medical insurance cover and secure the necessary travel insurance.

The closing date for application is January 15th and April 15th the year before the start of the next academic year.

On-line Application Form available at :

If any problem downloading the form please contact: admission@admin.kth.se
Prospective students must submit a duly filled in application form
which, among other documents, needs to include:
·    certificates or other proof of English language proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL minimum score of 550 points;
·    transcripts and certified copies of previous education;
·    two letters of recommendation;
·    prove of employment if any
·    certificate of good health;
·    two copies of a recent passport size photo; and,
·    autobiographical statement and preliminary thesis proposal

The applicants have to send the applications directly to the Central Admission Board.

Environmental Engineering &
Sustainable Infrastructure
Masters Programme

(EESI), Teknikringen 78
Royal Institute of Technology KTH,
100 44 Stockholm, Sweden EU
tel: +46 8 790 8029
fax: + 46 8 790 6029
Internet: www.infra.kth.se/eesi/



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Global Journalism, Orebro University

The master in Global Journalism is a two-year programme for journalists wanting to further their journalistic knowledge and skills focusing on international news reporting. The programme has a global focus and brings together professional journalists from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and North and Eastern Europe. The student's varying experience from different countries, cultures and media provide the basis for a discussion on differences in work practice and ethics, and shared problems and challenges for the journalistic profession. The programme is offered in cooperation with journalism educations in Denmark, Finland, and Norway, and parts of the programme are given at universities in these countries. The language of instruction is English.

The programme has a special focus on new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their relevance for investigative journalism, media and development, war and peace journalism, and EU reporting. The programme also involves an extensive independent project in the form of either a traditional academic essay, or an in-depth journalistic production.

The programme is offered given that necessary decisions are made.

 Study programme syllabus for Global Journalism


The applicant must have a completed Bachelor degree, comparable to a Swedish Bachelor degree, from an institution of higher education of three years or more. The Bachelor degree must be in a social science or a humanities subject.

The applicant must also have at least two years of professional journalistic experience.

The applicant must have knowledge in English. If the applicant's first language is not English, knowledge in English must be documented by an internationally recognised proficiency test. See the following link for information on the different proficiency test and their required minimum scores for eligibility.

 English proficiency tests


The selection of the qualified applicants is based on the applicant's written personal statement, the applicant's Bachelor degree, professional experience, or other experience, and letter of recommendation.


All documents listed below and the appendix must be attached to the application form.

- Officially certified copies of your original graduation diploma and transcripts from the upper secondary school issued in the official language.

- Completed Bachelor degree, comparable to a Swedish Bachelor degree, from an institution of higher education of three years or more. Submit both diploma and transcript issued in the official language. Please note that if you are a citizen of a country other than a Nordic or EU/EEA country, or if you have a university degree from a country other than a Nordic or EU/EEA country, your university diploma and transcripts must be sent directly to Örebro University from your university in a separate sealed official envelope. This separate sealed official envelope from the university can also be placed in the envelope with your application form and other necessary documents.

- Certificate of English proficiency test if your first language is not English.

- Documents confirming two years of professional journalistic experience.

- Letter of recommendation.
A professional recommendation from a senior media colleague or journalism educator, discussing your proficiency as a journalist, and how the organisation would benefit from you attending the course.

- Written personal statement.
The written personal statement must be no less than one and no more than two pages. In this statement you shall reflect on how the new information- and communication technologies (ICTs) have affected/might affect the journalistic profession in your country as well as globally. You shall also describe your expectations on the programme, why you want to attend the programme, and how you believe you would benefit from it in the future. Finally, specify a topic for a proposed Master's project.

- All documents must also be translated into English and issued by the official educational authorities (or a notary public) in your country.

- Appendix to attach to the application form


There are a limited number of full scholarships on offer from the Swedish Development Agency and the Swedish Institute for needy and deserving students. These cover travel, accomodation, insurance and other living expenses during the time spent in Sweden. Application for scholarships are made on the appendix to attach to the application form.


Issuing department
Department of Humanites


Degree awarded

A Swedish "Magisterexamen med inriktning mot global journalistik", translated in to English as Degree of Master of Global Journalism.


For information about the programme, please contact the Department of Humanities.
E-mail: global.journalism@hum.oru.se
Or visit our web page.

For information about the application or the admission procedure, please contact the Admission Office.
E-mail: freemover@oru.se



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LUMID International Master in Development and Management

LUMID is a new interdisciplinary international master programme in Development and Management, conducted entirely in English. LUMID is open to students both from Sweden and the rest of the world who wish to prepare for a career in international aid and development cooperation, or wishing to further their academic studies with this profile. Through the assistance of Sida, LUMID is able to offer students field based courses in project and programme management.

The aim of LUMID is to provide its students with the applied knowledge needed to contribute to global development within their professional roles as aid workers and development managers.

Interdisciplinary and International

LUMID welcomes applicants from a variety of academic disciplines and countries. LUMID is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, but offers the possibility for students to further their knowledge within their respective subject backgrounds. This multidisciplinarity is accomplished through teachers’ teams recruited from a number of faculties. Building on foundation courses in development theory (International development perspectives) and theory of science and methods, LUMID provides a development framework for the participants’ various background subjects. Three thematic specialisations are offered by LUMID namely: sustainable development and resource management, public health and rural development. Students have the possibility of choosing a thesis subject within one of these thematic specialisations and receive supervision from teachers working within this field.

Target Groups

Admission to LUMID requires at least the equivalent of 120 Swedish academic credits, or three years worth of successful, full-time study. The recommended prerequisite is a completed first degree at bachelors level. LUMID especially encourages applicants within three broad subject backgrounds, namely engineering/natural sciences, health and medicine and the social sciences (including economics), respectively. 

Applied knowledge

Prominent characteristics of LUMID are its concern with applied knowledge and critical thinking. Field-based courses in project and programme management will be offered during the second year of the programme. The grounding of theoretical knowledge of development processes and project management methodology through field-based courses and a lengthy stretch of field work is an essential and unique component of LUMID. Following the completion of the field-based course in project and programme management students engage in data collection for their master theses in a developing country.

Through the assistance of Sida, LUMID has the opportunity to offer students scholarships covering costs directly related to the field-based courses, for instance accommodation and travel costs.

Purpose of LUMID

LUMID serves to provide the student with deepened, applied and profiled knowledge of international development issues and international development co-operation. The programme is designed to build on the previous knowledge, skills and experiences of its students with the ultimate aim of producing graduates who in their professional capacity will be able to contribute to development locally and globally. Studies carried out within the programme prepare students for a professional career as well as for further academic studies within the area of international development issues.

Application Procedure

Students applying to LUMID must apply directly to the LUMID programme using our on-line application platform. A hard copy of your application should also be sent by mail to the programme.

LUMID must receive recommendation letters from at least two referees. Referees can be past and present employers, teachers and instructors, and other persons who know you in an academic/professional capacity (such as organisers within NGOs, for example, whom you have worked for or with, etc.).

Instructions for Application »
Instructions for Letters of Recommendation »
On-line application »

Deadline for Application

The deadline for the application to LUMID for 2007 – 2009 is November 15, 2006 Your application must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2006 and all your documents, including the Letters of Recommendation must reach us by December 1, 2006.

Cost of Participation

There are no tuition fees at Swedish universities, but the expenses for course literature etc. must be covered by the student. You will in addition have to pay a so-called “terminsräkning”, a student fee each semester of approximately 30 €.

The cost of living is approximately 7,500 SEK (830€) per month. Students requiring a visa/residence permit must present documents substantiating financial support at approximately that level when submitting the visa application to a Swedish Embassy or Consulate.

If you need a scholarship to finance your studies at LUMID, you are primarily advised to secure funding from sources outside Sweden. In Sweden a limited number of scholarships are available through the Swedish Institute (www.si.se) for candidates from all countries in the world except the Nordic countries. You can apply for a scholarship from the Swedish Institute through LUMID, but the competition for these scholarships is extremely tough.

Questions regarding applications

Questions relating to the contents of the programme are handled by the programme manager, Agnes Andersson (agnes.andersson@keg.lu.se), whereas questions concerning practical matters, problems with application forms and the application procedure are handled by the programme co-ordinator, Åsa Grunning (lumid@lumid.lu.se). Please note that the programme does not assess qualifications in general - you need to apply to the programme in order to have your qualifications assessed.

Contact details

Postal Address: Sölvegatan 12
SE-223 62 Lund
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 8403
Fax: +46 (0)46 222 8401
E-mail: lumid@lumid.lu.se
Webmaster: lumid@lumid.lu.se

Website: http://www.lumid.lu.se/html/application.aspx



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Chalmers University of Technology School of Technology Management and Economics, Electric Power Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology is a multifaceted academic and postgraduate university that conducts research and education across a wide front within the areas of technology, natural science and architecture. Our driving force is inspired by the joy of discovery and the desire for learning. Behind all that Chalmers accomplishes, the hope persists for participating in sustainable development - both nationally and globally.

Our research deals in the foremost with improving opportunities for humanity, and we frequently advance ourselves beyond traditional boundaries in order to solve the problems that will face us in the future. Chalmers has grown substantially within many scientific fields, and portions of our research are internationally forerunning. In the areas of bioscience, information technology, environmental science and nanotechnology, we are resolved to especially pursue the developing and strengthening of research.

Chalmers is a pioneer in Europe within the area of seed commercialization, and we have constructed a smoothly-functioning innovation system that facilitates our goal of converting applications within research into successful new businesses.

Chalmers strives formidably to constantly develop by means of opening doors to the outside world and encouraging innovative thinking. We maintain close and fruitful cooperative relationships with the business sector and society in general. Through these efforts, we strengthen our own development, and, at the same time, we contribute to the growth of society.

Chalmers was founded in 1829 as the result of a donation from the Director of the Swedish East India Company, William Chalmers. His forwardly optimistic motto, which remains ours today, is: "Avancez!"

The programme of Electric Power of Engineering is designed to impart an advanced and specialized education in electric power to students with an under-graduate level training in the general subject of Electrical Engineering. The programme is particularly suited to students who desire to take up careers in power engineering industries, utilities and other related areas. The course is also suitable for personnel from the electrical engineering industry and power utilities companies.


In each quarter of the study year the student should take three out of four to five courses. Laboratory facilities enable experimental exercises in several courses. In most of the courses there will also be project work with simulation exercises carried out in well-known computer tools such as Matlab and P-Spice. During the last half year the student will carry out master thesis work in industry or at the university.

Electrical Engineering at Chalmers

Electric power engineering at Chalmers covers the areas of electric machines and drives, high voltage engineering, power systems and power electronics. The Department is the only one in Sweden with full scale laboratory facilities for these areas, and it is one of a handful such departments in the world.

The Department has a well-established reputation in the power engineering community by virtue of its high quality publications in international journals, and through the presence of its high quality graduates with Master, Licentiate, and Ph.D. degrees in different power engineering industries throughout the world.

A unique feature of the Department is the international mix of the staff. Out of a total departmental staff strength of about 40, there are about 15 countries represented. This has led to a very cosmopolitan working environment. This atmosphere is also valid for the courses where the international students study together with the Swedish students. The courses have normally about 50 students, half of them from abroad and half from Sweden.


No financial support is offered by Chalmers.  The Swedish Institute offers a very limited number of scholarships to foreign students from any nationality, who have excellent academic records. You are welcome to apply for a grant with your application. Please do not apply directly to the Swedish Institute.

Please go to the following website for admissions and application information:



Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg

Please include reference to Department and Person.

Phone (switchboard) +46 31 772 1000
Direct dial  +46 31 772 + extension
Fax +46 31 772 3872



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Chalmers University of Technology School of Technology Management and Economics, Management of Logistics and Transportation

Many of today's large industries, including vehicle manufacturers and oil industry, are suppliers for and interact with the extensive transport industry. Movement of goods and passengers is a necessity that involve negative impact on both the environment and quality of life. The Master of Science course of study in Management of Transportation offers students the knowledge and methods for reducing such secondary effects, while ensuring efficient transports.

For a long time, transportation has been a field of primarilypractical expertise, however academically trained professionals are now being employed to a greater extent.
The large investments in transport facilities being made all over the world require personnel highly skilled in planning and management. This Master's program undertakes the challenge of educating the managers and planners of our future infrastucture anf transport systems.

The Management of Transportation plan of study is holistic and it includes freight and passenger transport by all four of the traditional modes: sea, rail, road and air. The courses are presented primarily from the perspective of the providers of infrastructure and transport services. External effects of transportation, such as energy consumption, pollution, traffic accidents and congestion, are treated in two specialised courses.

The student can gain valuable knowledge and skills by combinging theory and exercises with the case studies and projects in cooperation with some of Sweden's leading transport companies and infrastructure providers. For Management of Transportation, suitable previous studies should be in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or the equivalent. Previous study of economics is also an advantage.

Entry requirements:

Minimum formal requirements for admission to the programme include earlier engineering studies at least up to a level corresponding to three years of study at a Swedish university of technology, i.e. approximately equivalent to BSc (hons) at a British university.

All participants must show sufficient proficiency in English, e.g. by a TOEFL test (minimum 550).


From here you can also access an information table (pdf) telling you about courses, credits, hours and exams.

For more information, please contact:

Course Co-ordinators:

Management of Production:
Jamal Nasir
telephone +46 31 772 24 91 


Management of Logistics and Transportation:
Ola Hultkrantz
telephone +46 31 772 1333

Study Counsellor:

Agneta Ihre
telephone +46 31 772 1228
telefax +46 31 772 1236


Website: http://www.mot.chalmers.se/educ/imp_aimt.asp



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The Royal Institute of Technology, Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) Program

Sustainable Energy Engineering is a Master of Science Degree Program with three parallel study majors: Sustainable Power Generation, Nuclear Power Technology, and Sustainable Energy Utilization in the Built Environment.

The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH), is a leading technical university with first-class education and research. Founded in 1827, KTH is the largest and oldest of Sweden's six universities of technology. KTH trains engineers and architects at Bachelor's (BSc), Masters (MSc), Licentiate of Technology (LicTech), and Doctoral (PhD) level. KTH is an international institute involved in research and academic exchange with universities and colleges all over the world.

Since 1997 the Department of Energy Technology, KTH, has offered the international Master of Science Degree Program Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE). The program is divided into three parallel study majors: Sustainable Power Generation; Sustainable Energy Utilization in the Built Environment; and Nuclear Power Technology (new for the 2005-2006 academic year). This program is also offered to a limited number distance students in a special pilot program (link to Distant Master Program in Sustainable Energy Engineering).

The purpose of the SEE Program is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of power generation, nuclear power technology, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies. The term 'sustainable energy engineering' comprises a wide array of practices, policies and technologies (conventional and renewable/alternative) aimed at providing energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems. All three study majors provide proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation.

Each study major has a total duration of nine months taught courses (40 Swedish Academic Credits, where one SAC corresponds to one week of full-time studies; alternatively 1 SAC = 1,5 ECTS credits) followed by an average five to six months of thesis project work (20 SAC). The program is open to applicants from all over the world, and is offered free of charge. The program language is English. Successful completion of the program results in the award of the degree of Master of Science with Specialization in Sustainable Energy Engineering (see below for original Swedish title and translation to English).


Applicants interested in being considered for admission need to have academic backgrounds in disciplines/professions relevant to the study major of interest, and are required to substantiate their keen interest in continuing their careers in areas relevant to sustainable energy engineering. Suitable academic backgrounds include mechanical engineering, applied physics, and areas of electrical/chemical engineering relevant to power generation/distribution, and/or energy utilization. Applicants shall hold Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees in relevant disciplines - or documented equivalents thereof. Equivalency will be evaluated at the discretion of the Program Administration, based on academic achievements and profile, as well as pertinent professional experience.

It is imperative that applicants have a sound knowledge of basic engineering sciences, including engineering thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, mathematics and numerical methods. Professional experience in related fields will be considered as a merit. Since male students are traditionally most numerously represented in this field of studies, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply for enrollment. A sound and documented knowledge of written and spoken English (equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0) is required from all applicants.


Scholarships, Insurance and Accomodation

While students do not incur any tuition fees at KTH (except for a compulsory nominal fee covering membership in the Student Union throughout the period of registration at KTH), they will have to cover all living expenses in Sweden, as well as the costs of all travel between their respective home countries and Sweden. Applicants are encouraged to secure financial support on their own. A limited number of scholarships may be made available by the Swedish Institute (SI) via their Guest Scholarship Program. These scholarships are sufficient to cover living and studying expenses in Stockholm on an individual basis, currently estimated at SEK 7,000/month. Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, scholarships do not cover travel expenses to or from Sweden.

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) has cancelled its current scholarship program for the 2005 academic year and beyond. Click here for more information. Direct program-level support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) ended in 2003 as a part of a broader decision to phase out such programs.

A new scholarship program called Masters for Key Personnel (MKP) has been made available for the 2005-2006 academic year. This program is geared towards working professionals in developing countries; for the SEE Program these nations include LDCs, LICs, or LMICs as stated in OECD's 2003 DAC List (excluding Myanmar and Zimbabwe). MKP is funded by SIDA and administered by SI. Additional information can be found here or www.studyinsweden.se. Please consult this page for full details regarding eligibility for coming academic years. Note that we require a letter from your current employer indicating their support and that a leave of absence will be granted if admission and a scholarship are awarded.

Applicants interested in obtaining financial support from the Swedish Institute (SI) or the MKP Program should express their interest at the time of applying for admission (see relevant section in the application form). Applicants should not directly request financial support from the above agencies, as the Program Administration is exclusively mandated to award these scholarships to eligible students on a competitive basis.

The SEE Program also offers scholarships to students enrolled at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa within the framework of the Linnaeus-Palme Program, which is administered by the International Program Office for Education and Training. These scholarships cover related expenses for either one or two semesters of exchange study in the field of energy technology. Scholarship amounts are 45000 SEK for one semester and 75000 for two semesters. Please contact the Program Administration for more information.

Click here for links to other potential sources of grants and scholarships.

Scholarships from the Swedish Institute include medical insurance in Sweden. All other scholarships do not include any type of medical insurance. All program participants are required to have a health and accident insurance valid in Sweden, as the costs of medical and dental treatment for citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU) are very expensive. Special medical care/insurance agreements exist between Sweden and EU member-countries. Participants from the EU are advised to obtain from the relevant authorities in their home countries (prior to their arrival in Sweden) all documentation required for gaining access to medical treatment in Sweden in accordance with the existing intra-European agreements. The Program has no obligation or possibility to assume any financial responsibility for any type of health or accident expenses incurred during travel to or from Sweden, or during the period of registration as MSc-Degree student at KTH. Program participants may purchase a comprehensive medical insurance scheme offered by Gefvert AB via KTH. The health insurance provided through this scheme covers all medical and emergency dental treatment expenses incurred in Sweden during the period of registration as a KTH student. The cost of this insurance is currently SEK 1700 for a 13-month period. If you are interested in purchasing this insurance, please contact the Program Administration.

Upon request, program participants will be assisted in finding affordable student-type accomodation in facilities administered through KTH. This type of accomodation currently costs SEK 2800 / month. Accomodation is provided either in individual rooms with en-suite bathrooms and shared kitchen facilities, or in apartments shared by two or more students (depending on apartment size). In shared apartments, every participant is accomodated in a private room with access to shared bathroom, kitchen and other facilities. Due to practical reasons, accomodation is made available on a first-come-first-served basis at the discretion of the program administration. Due to the shortage of student-type housing, accomodation can exclusively be arranged for program participants, while no responsibility can be taken for any accompanying persons. Participants interested in different types of housing are welcome to seek alternative solutions independently. A non-refundable booking fee of (currently) SEK 500 / participant is charged for securing accomodation as per above.

Program Duration

The taught portion of the program consists of two terms. The Fall Term starts in the beginning of September (most commonly on the second Monday in September) and finishes in the third week in December, followed by around three weeks of Winter Recess. The Spring Term starts in mid-January and finishes around the end of May. Specific starting and finishing dates vary slightly from year to year. A Spring Recess of about three weeks is scheduled during March/April.

After successful fulfillment of all course requirements, students are assigned a thesis project on which they typically work during a subsequent period of about 5-6 months, see also the section Thesis Project.

Application Procedure

Applications for all Master degree programs at KTH are handled centrally by the Admissions Office and are web-based (printed application forms are available for students who do not have access to the internet). Key information and documents that are required include the following: (1) curriculum vitae covering academic achievements and work experience, along with possible publications and awards; (2) certified copy of university transcript listing all courses and grades achieved; (3) two letters of recommendation; (4) proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or similar).

Click here to proceed to the web-based application forms. Do not forget to save your application and/or print the final copy.


Application Deadline

Completed applications should be submitted by 15 January of the preceding academic year for non-EU residents and 15 April for EU residents. Non-EU residents are encouraged to apply early in order to expedite the visa application process (if accepted). The mailing address for completed applications is listed in the web-based application instructions.

Formal Letters of Admission will be sent to applicants admitted to the Program before the end of May. Further information about the program and hard copies of application forms (if internet access is not available) can be obtained from the Program Administration at the below addresses.

If you have questions relevant to Program content, scope and structure, or eligibility please contact:


If you need information concerning practical issues including application procedures, insurance, accomodation etc, please contact:

Dr. Andrew Martin
Program Director
Department of Energy Technology
Royal Institute of Technology
SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: 790 7473

Email: andrew@energy.kth.se


Mrs. Susy Mathew
Program Secretary
Department of Energy Technology
Royal Institute of Technology
SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: 790 7401

Email: susy@energy.kth.se



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  The Royal Institute of Technology, Master's Program in Sustainable Technology


Starting from September 2004 a new masters programme is launched at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. The name of the programme is Sustainable Technology.

Sustainability is by definition a multi disciplinary area. It is also an area where it is absolutely necessary not to make to narrow system borders. It is not possible to discuss solutions on waste handling without also looking at industrial production of goods, consumer choices, legislation, and environmental restrictions. Industrial ecology is an important part in Sustainable Technology, understanding of interactions between technical, economical, social and ecological systems and processes, Industrial ecology can also be considered as a concept for how the industry, or rather the entire industrial society of today, would work in the future in order to reduce it's interference with the life-supporting ecosystems of the world Risk Assessment is also a very important area in sustainable development which includes questions like comparing risks between different energy solutions, communication of risks between different stakeholders etc.

We believe that technology and communication are two important factors in the development towards more sustainable societies. Without new sustainable technologies it will not be possible to obtain economic growth and global equity and without communication skills it will not be possible to reach consensus in society for different new technologies. These understanding will form the foundation in the International Master programme in Sustainable Technology.

Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded Degree of Master of Sustainable Technology.


Applicants shall hold Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees or equivalent in relevant disciplines. Equivalency will be evaluated at the discretion of the Programme Administration, based on academic achievements and profile, as well as pertinent professional experience. It is imperative that applicants have a sound knowledge of basic engineering sciences. Professional experience in related fields will be considered as a merit. A sound and documented knowledge of written and spoken English is required from all applicants.


Application Procedure

Applications for all Masters degree programmes at KTH are handled centrally by the Admissions Office and are web-based (printed application forms are available for students who do not have access to the internet). In short, the application is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers general information such as name, address, Masters degree programme(s) sought, and degrees earned to date. Part 2 contains information specific to the programme. The web-based routine automatically registers Part 1 and 2 once all pertinent information is provided; the forms are then printed, signed, and attached to the application. Other key information and documents that are required include the following:

1.    Two copies of certificate or other proof that your English proficiency is equivalent to a minimum of a TOEFL score of at least 550 (computer based test score of 213) or an IELTS score of at least 5.5 or a certificate from your university showing that English was the language of instruction in the courses you attended (3 years full-time studies minimum) or similar.

2.    Two copies of transcripts of records and certified copies of your undergraduate (and post graduate, if any) degree certificates and diplomas. If these are in a language other than English, certified copies of the original documents and a translation will be required along with information on the grading scale.

3.    Two letters of recommendation (in English) - Optional. Please use the form provided at


4.    Two recent passport-size photos of yourself

5.    Certificate of good health (by a medical doctor in English).

6.    Autobiographical statement in English.

7.    Proof of financial support, if any (bank statement / letter from sponsor /other - required for non-scholarship students outside the EU who would need a visa).

Please read all instructions from KTH:

Finally, the program of Sustainable Technology has a limit of students, therefore it is important that all students make a second and a third priority of masters program at KTH in the application.

Contact person

Getachew Assefa
Division of Industrial Ecology
Royal Institute of Technology/KTH
100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 8 790 93 31
Fax: +46 8 7905034



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 LUMES - an International Masters Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, Lund University

The mission of LUMES is to provide a unique, inter-disciplinary atmosphere for learning about global issues surrounding sustainability. LUMES should maintain a forum where a community spirit can be developed year after year by ambitious, dynamic individuals with a diversity of educational and cultural backgrounds. The result should be a truly global network of compassionate and well-educated critical thinkers working within a variety of sectors and striving to uphold the vision of LUMES.

The programme aims at preparing the students to contribute to a long-term sustainable development through a critical and system thinking approach. It is designed to build on the knowledge, skills and experiences the students already possess with the intention of producing graduates having the capacity to become leading actors, locally as well as globally. Graduates should leave feeling prepared and inspired to contribute to the sustainability of natural, societal and human resources.

LUMES aims at giving the students knowledge, competence and preparedness to take action in contributing to a long-term ecologically, economically and socially sustainable development. Besides the general objectives stated in the Swedish Higher Education Act (ch.1, §9), at the completion of the programme, students should:

 - possess knowledge concerning environmental and resource handling issues: causes, problem boundary identification, interrelations, feedbacks, and possible solutions, especially in relation to the different dimensions of sustainable development

- have developed a holistic outlook and an understanding for perspectives coming from disciplines other than their own

- have developed communication skills and the ability to think critically

- be able to analyse and formulate solutions to complex problems within the environmental field

-  be able to work in a trans-disciplinary setting, especially through a systems analysis approach, and in a multi-cultural international environment to prepare and implement long-term sustainable solutions to environmental and developmental related issues.

Prerequisites: a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) in a discipline or profession relevant to the programme, such as natural sciences, social sciences, law, economics, engineering, agronomy, or medicine.
Programme duration:
2 yrs (4 semesters)
Start: Late August
Application deadline:
New Regular Deadline:
Nov. 1
Extended Deadline for EU, Nordic Countries, North America: Jan. 15

*                               Further information and application: www.lumes.lu.se




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