SI Scholarships in Sweden for International students

Host: Swedish Institute
Level: Masters Degree
Study in: Sweden
Value: SEK 9,000 Monthly
Course starts: August 2020
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Sweden scholarships

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the Autumn semester 2017.

Field of study

Master programmes for the academic year 2018-2019.

Number of scholarships

An estimated 335 scholarships will be available.

Who is eligible?

The programme is open to three different categories of countries, as well as South Africa and Syria for which there are special initiatives. Approximately 180 scholarships will be available for category 1. Approximately 50 scholarships will be available for category 2 and 50 scholarships for category 3. Up to 10 scholarships will be allocated to South African students and 15 scholarships to Syrian students.

Category 1: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Category 2: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam.

Category 3: Candidates with citizenships from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients other than the above mentioned and those countries included in other SI scholarship programmes

Special Initiative: South Africa and Syria

Scholarship value

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 9,000 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.

Scholarship period

The scholarship covers the whole duration of the master’s programme (one or two academic years).

Eligibility criteria

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.

Application status

Applications are currently closed. Application portal will be open earlier 15 Jan, 2018/ 10 Feb 2019

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 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 – 10 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.

Scholarship website

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