“Help an American student get a World Class Education at Chalmers” - Stefan Bengtsson, President Make A Donation* *Tax relieved

Why Scholarships?

The U.S. Friends of Chalmers Scholarship Program for U.S. Master’s Students

Since the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU students in 2011, U.S. Friends has funded five scholarships for American students to get their Master’s Degrees at Chalmers. The latest, Rebecca Gille, started her Master’s studies in Sound and Vibration fall 2017. The scholarship of $35 000 covers the tuition fee for the 2-year Master’s Program.

2018 – a very good year for U.S. students
Up until now, we have been able to offer a maximum of one scholarship each year to an American student. However, thanks to some very generous alumni and an amendment to the stipulations of an earlier donation, as well as an increase of large donations from our alumni group in the U.S, we are able to offer three full scholarships to American students in 2018.

The following scholarships were awarded at a ceremony in Seattle in May:

1. The U.S. Friends of Chalmers Rune Andersson Scholarship (covered in full by Mr. Rune Andersson, alumnus V68)
2. The U.S. Friends of Chalmers Bo Hedfors Scholarship (covered in full by Mr. Bo Hedfors, alumnus E68)
5. The U.S. Friends of Chalmers Scholarship (covered by a mix of large and smaller donations)

This is an unprecedented success and we want to thank all the donors! Now we are working on scholarships for the years to come and we hope for your continuous support! You can find information on our donation/scholarship plan for the upcoming years here.

Right now, we are eagerly awaiting the start of the semester and the arrival of three new awardees to Chalmers; Ilsa Juhlin, Michael Sikora, and Emma Norde, will begin their Chalmers adventures at the end of August. Stay tuned for more information and news on their progress.

An international environment at Chalmers fosters internationally skilled engineers, regardless of origin, and this in turn benefits both Swedish and international students as well as our global industry partners. Students of  more than 50 nationalities are registered for Master’s Programs at Chalmers.

So far, all U.S. Friends of Chalmers scholars have been excellent and we aim to attract more American students to our campus.  They are great ambassadors for their home country, for Swedish/American relations, and they help increase the status of the Chalmers education in an international context.

With 40 cutting edge Master’s Programs taught entirely in English, we know we have what it takes. Find information about our Master’s Programs. What we need are scholarships to help these students finance their education – for that, we humbly ask for your support to the scholarship program. Donations to U.S. Friends of Chalmers help us attract more of the right talent from the U.S. to Chalmers and build on the already strong relations between our countries.

Thanks in advance for your help!