180 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries 2018

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. The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Application Deadlines:

  • For Master’s Programmes at universityadmissions.se, 15th January 2018.
  • For an SI scholarship between 2-9 February 2018, follow the instructions below.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible countries: International students especially from developing countries

To be taken in (country): Sweden

Accepted Subject Areas: About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship. Priority will be given to applicants choosing study programmes with an emphasis on gender equality, sustainable development, democracy, human rights or poverty reduction.

About Scholarship: The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships – SISS is the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI),

The Scholarships target highly-qualified students and are awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester. The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.

The Swedish Institute is looking for applicants who display both intellectual ability and leadership potential and welcome applications regardless of age, gender and religious beliefs.

Eligibility/Criteria: Applicants must

  • be from an eligible country
  • You must have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated full-time or part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust.
  • display academic qualifications and leadership experience.
  • You must be required to pay tuition fees to the universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and will be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 6 April 2018.
  • You must have demonstrated leadership experience from employment, voluntary work, and/or internship after high school studies.Read more about the selection criteria, target countries, and eligible master programmes (in link below) before applying.

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 180 scholarships will be awarded

Scholarship Value:

  • Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
  • Living expenses of SEK 9,000/month
  • Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
  • Insurance against illness and accident
  • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL)
  • – a platform to grow your network and experience, while in Sweden
  • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for further professional development and to stay in touch

Duration of Scholarships: The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships is intended for full-time master’s level studies of one or two years, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester. The scholarship is granted for one academic year (two semesters) at a time. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters, provided that the student has passed his/her courses/credits.

How to apply: The application process consists of these steps.

  1. Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se
  2. Apply for a SISS scholarship
  3. Notifications from University Admissions
  4. Announcement of 180 successful SI scholarship recipients

Click Here for more details.

Sponsors: The Swedish Institute