The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from the countries listed below. The scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester and cover both living costs and tuition fees.
The applications are assessed by a selection committee taking into consideration the relevance and quality of the personal motivation letter and CV. Universities are offered the opportunity to prioritise applicants. Academic merits are already evaluated by the universities in the admission round and are not a criteria for scholarships.
Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for students from the above-mentioned target groups for full-time master's studiesin Sweden. Students studying at the bachelor's level are not eligible. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.
Scholarships cannot be granted for students who:
Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.
Have a permanent residence or work permit in Sweden.
Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at master’s level or research at a Swedish university. Students who have attended a Swedish Institute summer course in the Swedish language may apply.
Already hold a master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.
Are currently enrolled in a study programme at the bachelor’s or master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.
Scholarship benefits and period
The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000per month.
The scholarship is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester (August) and is granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters provided that the student's study results are satisfactory.
The scholarship is designed to cover living costs and study expenses for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended beyond the study programme period nor can the scholarship be transferred to another study programme at a Swedish university.
Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 15,000.
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.
SI Network for Future Global Leaders
All Swedish Institute scholarship holders are invited to become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders– a network that offers unique opportunities during and after the stay in Sweden. Together with other talented people from all around the world, the scholarship holder is able to take part in a variety of events, exchange ideas and create networks that benefit both to career and personal development.