The Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural sciences, architecture, mathematics, maritime, and other management areas
The university was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, a director of the Swedish East India Company. He donated part of his fortune for the establishment of an “industrial school”. Chalmers was run as a private institution until 1937 when the institute became a state-owned university.
Chalmers has 13 departments:
- Architecture and Civil Engineering
- Biology and Biological Engineering
- Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- Communication and Learning in Science
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial and Materials Science
- Mathematical Sciences
- Mechanics and Maritime Sciences
- Microtechnology and Nanoscience
- Space, Earth, and Environment
- Technology Management and Economics
Since 2012, Chalmers has been achieved the highest reputation for Swedish Universities by the Kantar Sifo’s Reputation Index. According to the survey, Chalmers is the most well-known university in Sweden regarded as a successful and competitive high-class institution with a large contribution to society and credibility in media.
Furthermore, in 2020, the World University Research Rankings placed Chalmers 12th in the world based on the evaluation of three key research aspects, namely research multi-disciplinarity, research impact, and research cooperativeness, while the QS World University Rankings, placed Chalmers 81st in the world in graduate employability.
Approximately 40% of Sweden’s graduate engineers and architects are educated at Chalmers. Each year, around 250 postgraduate degrees are awarded as well as 850 graduate degrees. About 1,000 post-graduate students attend programs at the university, and many students are taking Master of Science engineering programs and the Master of Architecture program.
Since 2007, all master’s programs are taught in English for both national and international students. This was a result of the adaptation to the Bologna process that started in 2004 at Chalmers (as the first technical university in Sweden).
There is a huge list of notable alumni that have graduated and have gone on to change the world as we know it.
The Swedish Council for Higher Education is a government agency with many different tasks in the education sector. One of their main focus areas in higher education. It is The Swedish Council for Higher Education that backs this funding and sends out the scholarships to the respective recipients.
Chalmers will be offering around 45 IPOET scholarships in 2023, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective fee-paying students.
- Eligible citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education
- Only first-year Master’s Program applicants
- The selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which primarily includes weighted average grades but also home university’s stature
- Students will need to be above the average global grade ranking when being considered as a candidate
- Students that apply must be an international student who can travel abroad and has had no previous criminal offenses
- The student must have completed their bachelor’s degree from an accredited and respected university. No certificates are accepted through this application process only degrees
- Both male and female individuals are welcome to apply
- There is currently no age limit or restriction in place for applying to this scholarship
- Students will need to gain a student visa before flying in to study at this Swedish University
- All applicants must have their legal documents to obtain a student visa
The biggest requirement is that students who have a field study that can be applied to through the universities Master’s program would be ideal. Since this is the only way a student can apply for this scholarship is if the program they want to continue their higher education with exists.
If a student drops out, they will need to pay back the portion of the scholarship they have used since they did not fulfill their duty to maintain a full-time residency.
A student visa will be needed and there is no other way around it. If a student has all of their legal and official paperwork (birth certificate, passport, letter of enrollment, etc) then the student will have no problem obtaining a student visa for Sweden.
The student will need to contain the Swedish government, the immigration sector and ask about how to receive a student visa.
How to Apply
To apply, students must first make an online application to one or several Master’s programs at Chalmers through the website provided.
Each applicant is assigned an application number (from the application for Master’s programs) and this number is required in order to complete the scholarship application.
From here, the applicant needs to submit their application and they will receive an email confirming that their application has been received via online. There is no reason to send in an application through the post, the university only wants online applications.
If a student has trouble applying online they can use the contact info to require assistance.
If a student cannot obtain a student visa in time of the deadline date, the individual can call admissions and ask for an extension.
Reward – Extra Benefits
The number of rewards attached to this scholarship is pretty vast and incredible. However, there are no refunds available for this scholarship, everything will go towards education fees. They include:
- A 75% reduction of the tuition fees (4 semesters / 2-year program).
- Students who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased scholarship reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fee during the second and final year of studies.
If a student is having trouble with utilizing their reward funds, they should read about what the first year of college is all about.
The official deadline date for this scholarship application is January 17, 2022. Since that date is almost here, it would be wise to wait until January 17, 2023, to submit a completed and reviewed application.
Open Submission Time Frame
The open submission window time frame is from October to January. For example, this means to the 2023 year, it would be from October 2022 to January 2023.
This is an annual scholarship that occurs every year around the exact same time. If a student needs an extension they should call the number provided to reach admissions. More than likely the student will be able to receive an extension on their application due date.