San Francisco

SWEA travel stipends


In cooperation with the Scandinavian Department at UC Berkeley, we are excited to offer SWEA travel stipends to up to five UC Berkeley undergraduate students who are planning to pursue studies in Sweden. These stipends will each be in the amount of $2,000.

It is expected that those students who receive a stipend share their experience in Sweden with SWEA in one of the following ways: write a blog post for our SWEA blog, attend one of our events and meet some of our members, record a short video or podcast about your experience.

SWEA members and their close family members are excluded from participation. The decision by SWEA San Francisco is final.


Application Procedure
Application Deadlines: April 1, November 1
  1. Submit the application form
  2. Have one faculty member, mentor or teacher send us a letter of recommendation to
We evaluate applications twice per year. While we only evaluate applications at two points in the year, you can submit your application at any time between these two deadlines.
  • For summer / fall applications, our deadline for submission is April 1 (decisions will be communicated by April 30).
  • For spring / summer applications, our deadline for submission is November 1 (decisions will be communicated by December 15).


Questions? Email us at

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Education Association) is a global network with around 6,000 Swedish-speaking women in more than 70 chapters in over 30 countries. SWEA is the largest non-profit organization outside of Sweden that promotes the Swedish language, culture, and traditions. In San Francisco, we have over 300 members and are dedicated to promoting Swedish culture and traditions in the Bay Area.