Soderton University is located in Flemingsberg, near Stockolm, in Sweden. The university has almost 12 000 students, enrolled to 250 courses and 70 programs. The degree programs are in technology, arts and humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Students who already have a Swedish degree from another university and are already enrolled in degree programs at a Swedish university or college. Who can apply for this scholarship? Students who have applied for a master degree program at the university and are not from European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland are eligible for this scholarship. Only full time students can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship consists in a reduction of 50% of the tuition costs. So, students must pay the rest of 50% of the tuition fee and must also cover the living costs. The scholarship is renewed for the second year if the student pass the exams and requirements for next year of study.
The scholarship application has begun on 16 October 2018 and ends on the 1 February 2019. Candidates must complete an application form and send it by email, along with a copy of passport, letter of motivation and a letter of recommendation. Read more about the scholarship and download the application form here. International students who want to study in Sweden can also apply for scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute funded by the government.
Traditional universities have various tuition fees, depending on the country and the reputation of the university. Even when students receive a scholarship, the living costs and the relocation costs can be too great for the financial means of international students. That is when students can start to think about other options regarding their master or bachelor degree. Online universities require a smaller financial effort from their students and come with an implicit greater flexibility. There is no need to follow a specific schedule of classes, as they are all attended online. Moreover, some online universities will also offer scholarships or discounts. If you are not still convinced that distance learning is for you, you should know it is not just a new trend destined to fade out. Distance learning has been around for decades, starting with courses delivered by post and then by radio or television. Now, thanks to internet, we have online universities and online degree programs, which give us access to the best educational resources from the comfort of our homes.