SWEA Agneta and Gunnar Nilsson Scholarships in Sweden

The Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) is offering the Agneta and Gunnar Nilsson Scholarship to graduate students keen on pursuing their higher studies in intercultural relations. The scholarship will be awarded for the academic year 2023-2024.  

The scholarship has been established especially for Swedish or Swedish-speaking women who undertake master’s studies in intercultural relations in a Swedish or international institute. The applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies at a university or college in Sweden. The scholarship is worth USD 10,000 and is awarded at SWEA International’s annual meeting. 

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Agneta and Gunnar Nilsson Scholarships in Sweden

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The Swedish Women’s Educational Association referred to as SWEA but officially designated SWEA International, Inc., is a global non-profit organization. It is a network of over 6,000 Swedish-speaking women in more than 70 chapters in over 30 countries. The organization was founded in Los Angeles in 1979 by Agneta Nilsson.

SWEA is a network for Swedish and Swedish-speaking women who reside or have resided outside of Sweden. It is the largest non-profit organization outside Sweden, promoting the Swedish language, culture, and traditions. This politically and religiously independent organization is represented in numerous locations worldwide and serves an important role in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs emergency plan.

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than January 15, 2023. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) 
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Award: USD 10,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • The award can be taken in Sweden


  • Eligible Countries: Swedish students can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can undertake a master’s in intercultural studies with a Swedish institution or university abroad.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have completed their undergraduate academic education of at least three years at a Swedish university or college.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: First, the students must secure admission by applying through their respective university’s application procedures. Then, for the scholarship, they must submit a separate scholarship application form
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of completion of basic education
  • Short life description (max one page)
  • Description of concrete plans for the intercultural studies and how the scholarship will be used (when, where, and how)
  • Application certificate and/or invitation letter or equivalent
  • Brief and concrete description of other funding of the studies
  • References from two reference persons
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must meet the entry and academic requirements of the university they want to join. 
  • Language Requirement: The students are required to prove their English language proficiency by providing results of IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, or any other accepted language tests.  


The winners of the Intercultural Scholarship can expect to receive an amount of approximately USD 10,000 at the annual Sweden dinner by the Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA). 

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