Swedish Institute Scholarships – Sweden

The government of Sweden welcomes foreign students from all over the world who wish to continue their higher studies and offers them the Sweden Government scholarship to support them pursue a full-time master’s degree program in Sweden.

This is a highly competitive scholarship program announced under the Swedish Institute scholarships. For this year the Sweden government scholarship program will offer approximately 350 scholarships to international students, this is a fully-funded master scholarship awarded to outstanding foreign students in order to support them financially to continue their studies in top-class Swedish universities.

The Sweden government scholarship program is for the world future leaders who are ambitious and eager to contribute to sustainable development goals and also the development of their societies. The recipients will be offered financial aid during the scholarship period and they will also be offered membership in the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL).

Scholarship Information:

  • Host Country: Sweden.
  • Host University: Many Swedish universities.
  • Scholarship Coverage: Fully funded.
  • Number Of Scholarships: About 350 scholarship.
  • Field And Degree Level: scholarships are available to pursue 1 or 2 years of master’s degree program (MS/ M.Phil.) in all fields.

Scholarship Value:

The Swedish Institute scholarships cover all expenses including:

  • Full tuition fees, which will be paid directly to the Swedish universities at the beginning of each semester
  • A regular payment of SEK 10,000/month to cover living expenses
  • Medical insurance
  • Students coming from Bangladesh; Cambodia; Cameroon; Egypt; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Colombia; Ecuador; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Ethiopia; Bolivia; Brazil; Gambia; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Rwanda; Tanzania; Zimbabwe, they will receive a travel grant of SEK 15,000 for the entire study period and it’s a one-time payment.
  • Students coming from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russian Federation, Turkey or Ukraine will receive a travel grant of SEK 10,000 for the entire study period which is a one-time payment.
  • The travel grant does not apply to students who are already living in Sweden.
  • Candidate will be offered membership of the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders(NFGL)
  • Students will have access to the Swedish Institute Alumni Network after graduation
  • The scholarship does not include additional grants for family members, nor the application fee to University Admissions.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of one of these countries: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Moldova; Morocco; Egypt; Ethiopia; Colombia; Ecuador; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Peru; Philippines; Gambia; Georgia; Nigeria; Pakistan; Ghana; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Vietnam; Zambia; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Zimbabwe.
  • If the applicant has dual citizenship(s) and both are eligible for Swedish Institute scholarship program (s), they should choose only one of the citizenship when applying, which means that applicants can only apply to one scholarship program. If they apply to more than one SI scholarship program using more than one citizenship, both applications will be disqualified.
  • Applicants who have a Swedish or EU/EEA citizenship, a Swedish permanent residence permit, or a temporary work and residence permit are not eligible to apply
  • About 600 master’s programs that are taught in English and will be starting in the autumn semester 2021 are eligible for this scholarship program. The list of eligible master’s programs for Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP 2021/2022) will be published on the Swedish Institute’s official website by the middle of November 2020.
  • Applicants must pay the application fees for master’s programs on time before 1 February 2021.
  • Applicants must be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programs by 9 April 2021.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated work experience of a minimum of 3,000 hours.
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership experience from their current or previous employment or civil society.

Required Documents:

A complete application consists of the following documents, and it will be disqualified if any of these documents are missing:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Letters of reference
  • completed and valid proof of work and leadership experience
  • Copy of your valid passport

How To Apply:

Applicants must first apply for up to four eligible master’s programs at
university admissions by 15 January 2021.

Once they will submit their application to the master’s program (s), they will get a personal application number of 8 digits that they have to Save as they will need it when applying to Global Professionals. Submit your receipt of the application fee and the supporting documents that are required by the University Admissions before the deadline on 1 February 2021.

After completing the application to a master’s degree program, applicants can apply for an SI scholarship program, they will have to submit, digitally, the required documents through the SI application portal which will be open from 8 to 18 February 2021.


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