SCC Scholarship Programme

We are proud to offer talented and creative young professionals the opportunity to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and to gain international business experience through the SCC Scholarship Programme - all made possible through generous scholarships grants and donations. The Scholarship Programme lasts for 12 months and has served as a platform to launch many successful alumni careers over the years.

Launch your international career

London and the UK has attracted Swedish talent for centuries, and with its vibrant atmosphere and diversity, London has a lot to offer both its residents and businesses. For many, making it in the UK is seen as the gateway to the rest of the world. This is probably one of the reasons for the 1,000+ Swedish businesses with a footprint here and the 100,000+ Swedes residing in the country. Applying to our scholarship programme gives you the unique opportunity to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK for a full year in London – the world’s leading financial centre, and Europe’s business capital.

What we offer

The Chamber is recruiting for Scholars in partnership with its scholarship donors, and offers a full-year position within one of its departments: Business Services, Events and Programmes, Marketing and Communications, or Membership and Community. The roles include both department-specific duties as well as supporting the wider team and its ambitions. As a Scholar you will be an important part of the team at the Chamber and contribute to the everyday operations of the entire organisation. 

History

The first formal scholarship programme was launched back in the early 1980s, through the Wall Foundation setup by Dr. Anders Wall. However, internships have been provided throughout the Chamber’s history, including to H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, back in 1972. Today, many of its alumni are business leaders at large multinational corporates, senior marketing directors or founders and entrepreneurs.

Qualifications & Application

Most scholarships require applicants to be enrolled or to have recently completed their studies at a bachelor's or master's level at a Swedish university. If you don't fulfill these requirements, a 6 month internship could be an alternative route for you. 

Learn more about the internship

To find out which scholarship you may qualify for and details for how to apply, please see the scholarships that are currently available below.

Scholarships
Elof Hansson Foundation

Elof Hansson Foundation Scholarship

The Elof Hansson Foundation is a long-term supporter of academic education and training in the commercial sector. As of 2021, it supports a...

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Gull Stellan Ljungbergs Stiftelse

Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation Scholarship

Since 2019, Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation is offering a scholarship in partnership with the SCC. The scholarship offers an aspirin...

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Swedish Youth Abroad

Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad

The Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad has been offering a scholarship since 2018 for young talents to gain international experience...

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Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn

Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn Scholarship

Since its foundation in 2010, Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn has actively supported development in the local community through generous grants. St...

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Sten A Olssons Stiftelse

The Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture

Through generous donations by the Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture, young talents from the School of Business, Economics a...

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Hvidtfeldska

Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet & Göteborgs Köpmannaförbund Scholarship

Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet and the Merchants' Association in Gothenburg (Göteborgs Köpmannaförbund) offer a scholarship to young, creative busin...

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Scc Scholarship

The SCC Scholarship

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Members’ Scholarship Fund was founded in 2020 to further promote and support the development of young and am...

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Learning about British business culture

"My time at the chamber has not only taught me about how to manage a wide range of events, about British business culture and the trading relationship between Sweden and the UK, but also how to adapt in an ever-changing world and how to come out stronger."

Michelle Riedenfalk, Sten A. Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture Scholar 20/21

Would you like to become a donor?

The SCC Scholarship Programme is made possible by generous scholarship grants and donations. Would you like to get involved and fund the launch of a young professional's international career through a donation? Get in touch with us - we would love to discuss new partnerships to keep the tradition of the SCC Scholarship Programme alive. 

Contact Peter Sandberg, Managing Director, at sandberg@scc.org.uk.

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