Swedish Institute Study Scholarship Program

Swedish Institute

Apply for a scholarship for master’s degree studies in Sweden: develop leadership skills for your contribution to the development of your home country.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) programme offers scholarships for the academic year 2016/2017 to highly qualified students from countries on the OECD/DAC list. SISS is the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at young talented professionals who are creative, curious and motivated, and who show expertise and excellence in their academic fields. The Swedish Institute (SI) intends to build a strong global network of talented people willing to contribute to and take an active role in the development of a sustainable future, both locally and globally.

Master’s degree level
About 300 scholarships will be offered for master’s studies in Sweden, starting the academic year 2016/2017. The scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses and insurance. Eligible countries The call is open to candidates from all countries on the OECD/DAC list, except countries included in other SI scholarship programme offers. Scholarships are divided into three categories, with special initiatives toward certain countries. The categories are decided according to priorities from the Swedish Government. 

Scholarship offer
Applicants are awarded a scholarship from SI for either a oneor two-year master’s programme. The SI Study Scholarships cover:
• Tuition fees to the Swedish university
• Monthly stipend of SEK 9,000 to cover living expenses
• A one-time travel grant ofSEK 15,000

SI is looking for applicants who display both intellectual ability and leadership potential. We welcome applicants regardless of age, gender or religious beliefs. The SI Study Scholarships programme aims at diversity amongst scholarship holders. 

Four formal conditions for scholarships
• Applicants must apply and be accepted to a Swedish University within a relevant master’s programme
• Applicants must have at least two years’ relevant work experience
• Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership skills
• Applicants may not have lived for more than two years in Sweden previously, or hold a degree from a Swedish university.

Detailed information on how to apply along with detailed instructions and eligibility requirements can be found at www.studyinsweden.se

In search of a change-maker
The purpose of the SI Study Scholarships programme is knowledge exchange between Sweden and the applicant’s home country. It will also allow the applicant to develop leadership skills and tools to be a change-maker in the continued development of the applicant’s home country after returning home. To allow the student to make the most of his/her time in Sweden and to prepare her/him for the role of a change-maker, the scholarship holder will be included in the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL). The network aims to help students develop their leadership skills and build a network that will help them in their career. Upon return to their home country, students will become members of the global SI Alumni Network.

Application dates to keep in mind
• 1–15 December 2015: First application round
• 8 January 2016: Successful candidates from the first
application round will be notified
• 1–13 February 2016: Second application round


Start date : 2015-12-01 00:00:00
Due date : 2015-11-15 00:00:00

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