World Maritime University is an independent academic maritime institution under the auspices of the United Nations. As such our students cannot claim study support from the Swedish government or any other EU state.
 
Students are often funded directly by their own companies, governments or national funding agencies. Some students are also funded under multinational, bilateral or national schemes; these arrangements are made by the appropriate government agency in the applicant’s home country.
 
Sponsors can choose whether to pay the inclusive full fellowship fee or just to pay the tuition fee to the University, and then make payments directly to the student to cover living expenses.