Scholarships and Trainee program

You as a student can apply for scholarships during your studies. A scholarship is a financial contribution from a fund or other actor and they are often linked to your field of study, your place of study or your city of study.

Trainee programs are usually aimed at newly graduated students at universities and colleges or young professionals, ie. those who have been in working life for a few years.

Contact the respective actor if you as a student have questions about an individual scholarship or a trainee program.


We will only publish scholarships aimed at English-speaking students in this section.
If you are interested in having your scholarship published here, please contact

Michael Treschow Scholarship 2024

The Michael Treschow Scholarship aims to empower and inspire creative design students in pursuing advanced education beyond their Bachelor's studies. Each year, one outstanding student is selected who intends to use design principles to improve organizations and/or businesses, making a positive impact on society, the economy, and human lives.
Application period: June 18 - September 30, 2024  
Value of scholarship: 100,000 SEK  
This year’s recipient will also have the unique opportunity to connect with a venture from SSE’s Business Lab, gaining practical experience and support. The scholarship includes 20 hours of collaboration with an SSE Business Lab venture to help develop their project.
Find out more about the scholarship and how to apply here: 

Skandia Best Master and Bachelor Theses Awards

About the awards 
The Skandia Best Master and Bachelor Theses Awards, sponsored by the Thule Foundation at Skandia, recognize work on “Long-Term Savings” that is of relevance for banking, insurance, and financial services. Each year there will be awards for theses at Swedish colleges or universities:  
1. The best master thesis (an award of approximately SEK 50,000). 
2. The best bachelor thesis (an award of approximately SEK 30,000). 
One or several “runner ups” may also receive awards. The amounts above include “runner ups” and may vary due to the number of theses awarded.

Students are welcome to submit their master and bachelor theses, defended at a Swedish college or university during the academic year 2023/24. The thesis could be on any topic and in any academic field as long as it is of relevance for long-term savings (primarily in Sweden). Theses written in Swedish or English are acceptable. A submission should include a short motivation from the thesis advisor and/or examiner, and a note on the awarded grade for the thesis. The contact information should include email addresses and phone numbers to the student as well as the advisor and/or examiner.

Email submissions to before September 15, 2024. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Submit the thesis as a PDF-file with the name format ThesisAuthorPaperTitle.pdf (for example, if the author name is Svensson and the thesis title is Mutual Funds in Sweden, the file name should be “SvenssonMutualFundsInSweden.pdf”). The Thule foundation reserves the right not to grant any awards in the case of no suitable submissions. The Thule Foundation has presented winners of the Theses Awards since 2014 (see and intends to continue recognize work on long-term savings for the coming years.

The Hamrin Foundation’s impact award/scholarship

The purpose of the Hamrin Foundation is to support scientific, technical, and societal research. The Hamrin Foundation supports research that makes a notable and distinct contribution to popular education in the surrounding society or increased knowledge and competence in the private or public sector. Students who receive funding from Hamrin Foundation must have a plan for how the research will benefit potential recipients.

Masters or bachelor students with thesis work that is of interest to academia, private sector, public sector, and society can apply for The Hamrin Foundation’s impact award/scholarship.
In 2024, we will focus on two areas:

1. Challenges to the public discourse – Is public discourse being constrained?
An open debate and acceptance of different views is key to democracy but over the last years, a cancel culture has emerged in which people or subjects that are not considered “politically correct” are met with intolerance. A symptom is the so-called cancel culture, in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, in traditional media, or in person – because of inconvenient views.

2. What role can art and technology play in solving societal issues?
Throughout history, art and technology have responded to social unrest and inequality. Additionally, it can serve as a catalyst for hard conversations about various societal challenges. It is an effective tool for addressing social issues as well as focusing the community on these issues. The importance of an interdisciplinary approach cannot be overstated.
We welcome applications from students in the social sciences, humanities, fine art, and STEM fields. The submission can be in the form of a written thesis or an artistic work.

The application must include a description that defines the type of research/impact that has been carried out. Approved applications receive a personal scholarship (which is intended to be tax-free) of SEK 50,000. A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded. In its assessment, The Hamrin Foundation will strive for an even distribution between our focus areas.

The announcement takes place annually, with an opening in April and a closing in September. To be the subject of assessment, the thesis must have been presented to the public with an approved result no later than September.

More information: Impact Scholarship 2024 - Scholarship Hamrin Foundation

Kreditkoll's scholarship of SEK 5,000

The swedish big banks' physical offices are becoming fewer and fewer and getting competition from fast-moving new players such as neobanks and upstart banks. New currencies are popping up at an exceptional rate. We live in an age of digitization, increased mobility, new ways of shopping and new forms of communication. The digital transformation and technological innovation in the financial sector is attracting a lot of money from venture capitalists.

Sweden is often at the forefront when it comes to disruptive ideas and implementation, but we often get many of these new innovations and business models through meetings with people in other countries, for example through studying abroad.

Kreditkoll wants to promote this direction with a scholarship, Kreditkoll's scholarship of SEK 5,000, which is awarded either to someone who writes an essay on the subject of Fintech or completes all or part of their studies abroad.

Last day to apply: Spring semester 2024-04-30 Autumn semester  2024-10-31
For more information:  Kreditkoll's scholarship: Fintech or studies abroad

Trainee program

We will only publish trainee programs aimed at English-speaking students in this section.
If you are interested in having your trainee program published here, please contact