Scholarships

Both the University and the Nation administer large numbers of scholarships aimed at aiding members of Västmanlands-Dala Nation financially. The scholarships are announced – that is, open for applications – four times per year. Keep your eyes open both here, in Landskapsposten and on the Nation’s billboard!

The following scholarships are hereby announced

Please contact the First Curator for more information. For information regarding collection of scholarship funds, please contact the deputy Treasurer.

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The Nation’s First Curator is in charge of question regarding the nation’s scholarship.

For questions regarding scholarship payments, please contact the Nation’s deputy treasurer.

 

How do I apply for scholarships?

Scholarships administered by the University are applied to according to the University’s scholarship office’s instructions.

 

The Nation’s scholarships are applied to by handing in a correctly filled in scholarship application form with the right enclosures to the Nation’s First Curator.

If the application is handed in when the office is not open (e.g in the letterbox outside the Curators’ office or by post), mark the envelope with the application “First Curator, Scholarship application”.

Incomplete applications, or wrongly filled out applications will not be taking into consideration.

 

What is to be enclosed to the scholarship application?

  • The scholarship application form
  • Confidential self-declaration form
  • Certificate of study results from Ladok
  • Certificate of registration for the current semester from Ladok or your institution at the university. Print screens from an admission website are not valid as a certificate for your scholarship application.
  • Confirmation of payment for this semester’s nation fee (ex. A copy of your nation card or a temporary nation card)
  • Copy of a valid photo-ID

For some scholarships it is necessary to enclose more enclosures to your scholarship application:

  • Proof of kinship can be proved with a family tree that is drawn by yourself and is attested by two people with name and telephone number.
  • Proof that you’ve attended a specific high school (gymnasium) can be proved by enclosing a copy of your upper secondary school final grades.
  • Proof that you’ve lived at a certain place for a certain amount of time can be proven by enclosing a birth certificate or a membership certificate from Svenska kyrkan.

If you’re missing the correct or necessary enclosures your application will not be taken into consideration.

If special reasons doesn’t occur, you will not be able to complement your scholarship application after the application deadline.

 

Attestation

All enclosures that are copies should be attested by two people with name, signature and phone numbers. Attestation should be written on all pages of an enclosure to prove the document’s validity.

If an enclosure has a control code or an original signature (ex. Study results with a control code from Ladok), attestation is not needed.

Incorrect information in the application may result in the repayment of grants and in some cases criminal liability.

 

How do I monitor my scholarship?

If you’ve been granted a scholarship from the nation it is necessary to monitor your scholarship each semester, to be able to keep the scholarships for more semesters than one. How long you can monitor your scholarship is stated in the announcement of the scholarship. If you don’t monitor your scholarship, it will be re-announced.

The monitoring of your scholarship should be left with the Nation’s First Curator at the latest 15th of February in the spring and 15th of September in the fall.

To monitor your scholarship you hand in the following forms and enclosures:

  • Statement of scholarship eligibility
  • Confidential self-declaration
  • Certificate of study results from the previous semester from Ladok
  • Certificate of registration for the current semester from Ladok or your institution at the university. Print screens from an admission website are not valid as a certificate of registration.
  • Confirmation of payment for this semester’s nation fee (ex. A copy of your nation card or a temporary nation card)
  • Copy of a valid photo-ID

The same rules for attestation apply for monitoring of a scholarship as for the application for a scholarship.

If special reasons doesn’t occur, you will not be able to complement your monitoring application after the application deadline.

 

What amount is my scholarship?

The amount can in general be found in the announcement. Information about the profit from scholarships and funds administered by the University can be found on the home page of Uppsala akademiförvaltning. For information about the current amount of the scholarships and funds administered by the Nation you can contact First Curator or Assistant Treasurer.

 

When do I receive the money?

Payment of rewards and scholarships administered by the Nation is managed by the Nation’s Assistant Treasurer. Usually, payment of both monitored and newly awarded scholarships is done within a month after the awarding occassion. The Scholarship committee usually makes decisions concerning scholarship monitoring in October (fall) and March (spring) and concerning scholarship applications in November December (autumn term) and May (spring term).

Payments of scholarships administered by the University is managed by the University’s scholarship office and it can provide further information concerning dates. Usually the awarding decisions are done in December (fall) and May (spring).

 

How many scholarships can I hold at the same time?

A maximum of two scholarships administered by the Nation can be held at the same time. If you are awarded more than two you must choose to renounce one of them. This choice can for example depend on the length of the scholarship or amount, which may cause you to prefer one scholarship to another one. The renounced sholarship will be awarded another applicant, if any, or is anounced next term as an extra scholarship (lump sum).

The University’s scholarship office applies a scholarship cap, i.e. a maximum sum per term. On the scholarship office’s web page more information about the scholarship cap can be found.

 

Which scholarships are available?

Nation scholarships administered by the University or by the Nation that can be applied for are listed in Stipendiehandboken (“The scholarship handbook”, not available in English yet).

Questions regarding Nation scholarships are answered by the Nation’s First Curator].

Moreover there are a number of scholarships with conncetion to Västmanlands-Dala Nation and Västmanland and/or Dalarna that are listed in the handbook. If you know of more scholarships with connection to the Nation and Västmanland and/or Dalarna you are welcome to inform us so that we can complete our handbook.