Futuregames Merit Scholarships

For international students
Futuregames wants to make difference! Everybody from the whole world should have the chance to be part of our educations and to help with this we have four Merit Scholarships for international students, one each for our schools in Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå and Karlstad.

What the scholarship covers? 

  • The scholarships will cover the full (100%) cost for tuition for study for any full time Futuregames program.
  • For Boden and Skellefteå we can help scholarship winners find accommodation for the period of your study at reduced rates. (Approximate costs for accommodation 2021: Skellefteå 300 Euro/month, Boden 350 Euro/month, Karlstad 450 Euro/month)
  • The scholarship will not cover living expenses during the period of study. Scholars must also fulfil all other financial requirements of the Swedish Migration Authority

How we choose the winners of the Merit Scholarships

Our scholarships are competitive so not everyone who applies will be successful. The head teachers of each program will make the final selection of the strongest application. Above all else applicants must demonstrate clear reasons for why an education at Futuregames will help their own future professional ambitions.

How to apply?

  • Go through the eligibility checklist
  • Write a letter of motivation and include it in your application to study at Futuregames. The letter must be marked MERIT SCHOLARSHIP and should describe:
  1. Why you are in need of financial assistance
  2. Which program you have applied to and why
  3. Your past achievements in games development
  4. How the scholarship will benefit you professionally
  5. What makes you stand out as a potential merit scholar

Application and Deadline

DEADLINE for application the Fall term 2021 – May 4

For the late applicants: The submission for the merit scholarship for this year is now over.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MERIT SCHOLARS for the Fall term 2021 – July 2021

APPLY BY SENDING AN EMAIL marked ‘Merit Scholarships’, including your letter of motivation, to international@futuregames.nu.

Eligibility Checklist

Eligibility Checklist

  • You must be a citizen from outside of the Nordic region (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish citizens are not eligible to apply)
  • You must make an application to study at one of our full-time programs and include your letter of motivation
  • You will be considered for a merit scholarship once you have received a formal offer for a full-time program at Futuregames Stockholm, Boden, Skellefteå or Karlstad (as such have you must have fulfilled all application requirements for study at Futuregames and received an offer for studying with us)
  • Final distribution of the scholarship is subject to applicants providing confirmation of visa approval by The Swedish Migration Authority. Applications to the Migration Authority are the responsibility of all international students and should be made in good time. The scholarship can only be officially awarded once proof that a visa has been granted and the decision has been communicated to the school. Information on application can be found at the link above.
  • Note: EU citizens do not need to apply for a visa for study in Sweden. However you will need to register with the Swedish Tax Authority, information on registration can be found here.
  • If you are selected for a merit scholarship, you will be guaranteed the award in your first year of study. The scholarship will be approved for the following year if you receive a passing grade for the first year of study approved by the head of education for your program
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred to a future year of entry. If you decide to defer entry to another year you forfeit this award.
  • The scholarship will be applied as a tuition fee waiver only, there is no cash alternative.


Responsibilities of Successful Merit scholars

  • Merit scholars must achieve passing grades in the first year of study approved by the head of education of their program to be eligible to receive the award for their subsequent education.
  • Merit scholars will be asked to participate in marketing events at least twice during their period of study (e.g., interviews for marketing purposes, presentations of themselves and their work on the Futuregames website and in social media, participation in student recruitment events etc.)



If you have questions, reach out to William Easton, Head of Futuregames.

William Easton

Head of Futuregames, Site Manager Stockholm

william.easton@futuregames.nu +46 721 637 655
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