As the deadline of fee-paying (31th May) approaches, I received a lot of inquiries about student accommodation, public transportation…..and, finance! True, how to finance yourself is central to the decision-making, in particular for the majority who do not enter on an admission-scholarship basis. Today, I will discuss the alternatives that you can support yourself: non-admission scholarships and part-time jobs on campus!
1. KTH one-year scholarship
Perhaps all of you have applied (or at least heard of) the KTH admission scholarship, but do you also know that there is an one-year scholarship that you apply when you are first-year master student?
Type: one-year school fee waiver
Selection: based on academia excellence = your grades on KTH transcript
Time to apply: usually in April every year
So, check the above website in April and file your application in time! As far as I know, the scholarship is usually granted to those straight-A students. Therefore, my personal tips are:
1) Do your study (of course!) and plan it early
2) Re-exam is a good chance, don’t waste it!
For MTLS students, KTH one-year scholarship probably won’t apply to you, as most courses in the first year are conducted in SU and Karolinska. Instead, try KTH Joint Programme Scholarship!
2. KTH Opportunities
KTH Opportunities is a fund from KTH alumni and friends that support current students (bachelor, master, phD) to explore something meaningful for themselves, KTH and the society.
Type: highest amount = SEK 50,000
Time to apply: usually from March to April every year
The closest example around me is a friend from Medical Engineering who was funded by KTH Opportunities for a volunteering internship in a hospital in Nepal. You may want to have a look at the type of funded projects: youtube.com/watch?v=E6NSuuUiyDA
3. Karolinska Institute Foundation Scholarship
A good news to MTLS students is that you are eligible to apply for scholarship in Karolinska and SU!