Level: Masters Degree
Study in: Sweden
Course starts: August 2020
Deadline: 15 January 2019
The Swedish Institute (SI) is now launching the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP), a new scholarship programme which replaces Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS).
Who is eligible?
Available for 34 countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Field of study
Master programmes for the academic year 2019-2020.
Number of scholarships
An estimated 300 scholarships will be available.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 15,000 (only for scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients). There are no additional grants for family members.
The scholarship covers the whole duration of the master’s programme (one or two academic years).
Applicants must be from an eligible country and have at least 3,000 hours of experience from full-time/part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust. Applicants must display academic qualifications and leadership experience. In addition, applicants should show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country, in a long term perspective.
Read more about the eligibility criteria at the official website.
How to apply
To be considered for a scholarship you must complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before 16 January 2019 by using the national online application service Universityadmissions.se. To be considered for a scholarship in the second step of the scholarship application, you must also pay your university admissions application fee before the deadline for receipt of the fee by 1 February 2018.
The application process consists of two steps. The first step will take place 1 December 2018 – 16 January 2019 through an online application form. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of January 2018 (preliminary date: 25 January 2019) and asked to submit a detailed application for the second step from 1 – 14 February 2019.
It is important to read the application procedure and visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.