The Axel Adler Scholarship is the University of Gothenburg’s main scholarship programme for fee paying students. It covers the tuition fee for the recipient. We award scholarships every year. The application process follow the timeline of our programme admission.
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Two selection groups
The scholarship programme is divided into two selection groups. The first one is for our Master of Arts and Master of Science programmes. It also includes our bachelor’s programme in Software Engineering. Our ambition is to award one recipient for each programme, around 60 recipients.
The other selection group is for our master’s programmes within the Fine, Applied and Performing Arts. Our ambition is to award around four scholarships within this selection group.
Who is eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you meet the criteria listed below:
- You are required to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities
- You have applied to any of our master’s programmes, full-time studies or you have applied for the bachelor’s programme in software engineering (full-time studies).
- You must have submitted your application by 15 January 2021 through universityadmissions.se.
- You have paid the application fee and documented your eligibility for studies by 1 February 2021.
- You have listed a programme at the University of Gothenburg, as your first choice at universityadmissions.se.
How do you apply?
Only applicants with a University of Gothenburg programme as their first choice are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Eligible students will receive an email with application instructions by 8 February 2021. If you are an eligible student and have not received an email, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email will be sent to the email address you have registered at universityadmissions.
CV and Letter of Motivation
When applying for a scholarship at the master’s level, submitting a CV and a Letter of Motivation increases your chances of being selected for a scholarship. There are no specific templates that you have to use for your CV or Letter of Motivation. In the scholarship application system, you will also have the opportunity include a CV and a Letter of Motivation.
The CV and Letter of Motivation should be submitted through your account at universityadmissions.se under the “Other documents” category. If you have already uploaded a CV and a Letter of Motivation for a programme application, there is no need to upload them again for the scholarship.
Academic staff assess and rank the scholarship applications. They will have access to your academic qualifications, portfolio (if applicable), CV, and Letter of Motivation to assess your suitability for the programme and your commitment and desire to study. Scholarship notifications will be sent to students selected for a scholarship shortly after the admissions results are published on 9 April 2021 for master’s programmes and on 16 April 2021 for bachelor’s programmes. Students who receive this notification must reply within one week to receive the scholarship.
Please note that it is not possible to combine the Axel Adler Scholarship with other scholarships from the University of Gothenburg or the Swedish Institute. If you are offered a scholarship from the Swedish Institute, the Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship, or the Volvo Group Scholarship, your application for the Axel Adler Scholarship will automatically be removed from the selection process. You are free to decline other scholarship offers in favour of the Axel Adler Scholarship, but please let us know if that is the case.
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Questions? Here is an FAQ
These are the most frequently asked questions about scholarships. If you can’t find your question here, you can always send us an email at email@example.com.
What kind of scholarships does the University of Gothenburg offer for master’s degree programmes?
The University of Gothenburg offers fee-paying students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue a master’s programme, primarily through the Axel Adler Scholarship.
Does the University of Gothenburg offer scholarships for Bachelor’s degree programmes?
We offer a scholarship for one Bachelor’s programme through the Axel Adler Scholarship. That is the Bachelor’s programme in Software engineering. The scholarship will cover your tuition fees for the whole programme.
Does the University of Gothenburg offer scholarships for second-year students?
At the moment, we do not offer second-year students a scholarship, but there are plans to change this. Check our website to stay updated.
Am I eligible to apply for the Axel Adler scholarship?
You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you meet the criteria below:
- You are required to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities (a citizen of a country outside of EU/EEA and Switzerland).
- You have applied for one of our master’s programmes (full-time studies) or have applied for the bachelor’s program in software engineering (full-time studies). You must have submitted your application by 15 January 2021 through universityadmissions.
- You have paid the application fee and documented your eligibility for studies by 1 February 2021.
- You applied to a University of Gothenburg programme as your first choice.
When will the scholarship application open and close?
Students who are eligible for scholarships will receive an invitation by email with application instructions by 8 February 2021. The application will then close on 15 February 2021.
How do I apply for the Axel Adler scholarship?
Only applicants to a University of Gothenburg programme as their first choice are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Eligible students will receive an invitation by email with application instructions by 8 February 2021. The email will be sent to the address you have registered at universityadmissions. Unlike previous years, there will be no open application.
Do I have to submit a CV and a letter of motivation for each programme that I have applied to?
You only need to provide one CV, but it can be useful to upload a Letter of Motivation for each programme. There are no specific templates that you have to use for your CV or Letter of Motivation. The CV and Letter of Motivation should be submitted through your account at universityadmissions under the “Other documents” category.
You can also include your CV and a Letter of Motivation in the scholarship application system. However, we recommend that you upload these at University Admissions as well.
How much is the Axel Adler scholarship for? What will it cover?
Scholarships cover the tuition fee of the programme you are admitted to. It is a tuition fee waiver only; no additional financial support for living expenses or travel grants are provided.
If I am unable to apply in time, can I apply later?
The invitation to the scholarship application will be sent to eligible students only. The application round will open 8 February 2021 and close 15 February 2021. We will also send two reminders to eligible students. Please check your spam box if you haven’t received an invitation. If you’re unable to apply by then, please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When can I expect to receive a decision regarding my application?
We hope to be able to send you an offer of a scholarship on the same day that you receive your admission letter: 9 April 2021 for master’s programmes and 16 April 2021 for bachelor’s programmes.
Can I combine the Axel Adler Scholarship with other scholarships?
Please note that it is not possible to combine the Axel Adler Scholarship with any another scholarship covering the tuition fee.
If you are offered other scholarships, such as from the Swedish Institute, the Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Volvo Group or a scholarship from your home country, and you decide to accept that scholarship, your application for the Axel Adler Scholarship will automatically be removed from the selection process.
You are free to decide to decline other scholarship offers in favour of the Axel Adler Scholarship, but if you do so, please let us know at email@example.com.
Are there any other scholarships that I can apply for besides the Axel Adler Scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for the SI Scholarships. The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden. SI Scholarships at the Swedish Institute website
Are you a citizen of the People’s Republic of China or the Republic of India and are required to pay a tuition fee for education in Sweden? Then you have the opportunity to apply for the Volvo Group scholarships.
If you have been admitted to a master’s programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law and are required to pay a tuition fee for education in Sweden, you can apply to the Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
I’m on the reserve list for the Axel Adler scholarship. When will I be informed of the final decision?
The last day that we can take reserves will be on 4 June 2021. If you haven’t heard anything from us by then, you have not been offered a scholarship this year. It’s not necessary to email us and ask about your status; we will contact you if you are offered a scholarship.
I didn’t get a scholarship, what should I do?
What happens if I am unsuccessful with my studies? Will the scholarship be withdrawn?
To keep your scholarship, you must complete at least 75% of your credits, which means 22.5 credits. We conduct follow-ups each semester to ensure that each scholarship recipient attends the programme and receives passing marks. If you are having problems passing courses, please contact your programme administrator and notify us at the scholarship team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any criteria to continue to receive the scholarship each semester?
To continue to receive the scholarship each semester, you must be a full-time student and complete at least 75% of the semester’s credits. The Scholarships Office conducts academic assessments after each semester.
Can I defer my scholarship?
We follow the same deferment rules for scholarships as we do for admissions. If you receive a deferment for your studies, we will most likely defer your scholarship.
What should I do if my fee status changes?
If your fee status changes during your studies, you must report this in writing to the Scholarships Office at the University of Gothenburg, email@example.com.
I want to take a break in my studies. Can I keep my scholarship?
If you need to take a break in your studies, please speak with your counsellor at your department. If you and your counsellor decide that you will take a break in your studies, contact us and we will make sure that the scholarship is transferred to the upcoming semesters when you return from your break.
In cases of plagiarism and cheating, what happen to my scholarship?
Please read about the rules and regulations on plagiarism and cheating.
If you are suspended from your studies, we reserve the right to withdraw your scholarship.
I can’t find the answer to my questions, who should I contact?
You can always send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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