Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
Scholarship type: Master Degree
Fund: tuition fees, living expenses (SEK 9,000 per month), and insurance. The scholarship also covers travel grants for scholarship holders ,The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 15,000
Awarded By: Swedish Higher Education Institutions and Swedish Universities
Application Deadline: 16 January 2017 / 10 February 2017
College Admission Requirement:
Applicants must be from an eligible country and have at least two years’ work experience. Applicants must display outstanding academic qualifications and leadership experience.
Scholarship period: The scholarship 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 covers the whole duration of the master’s programme.
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. An estimated 275 scholarships will be available.The scholarship application period opens with a first application step 1 December 2016 – 16 January 2017, followed by a detailed second application step for successful candidates from the first step, on 1 – 10 February 2017.
To apply for a SI scholarship, you must first complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before the university deadline 16 January 2017. The application process and the selection criteria for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships are separate from the application process to master’s programmes at University Admissions. Note that you should also look for scholarship opportunities from your Government or from other sources in your country, as well as for opportunities from Swedish universities, since the competition for SI scholarships is very fierce.
Selection and 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 selection criteria, target countries, and eligible master programmes. Please note that the eligibility criteria for countries within special initiatives are different. Read more under the title “Special initiatives” on the page.