The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

Sunday, August 18, 2013
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from a number of countries. The scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester and cover both living costs and tuition fees.


Eligible Countries
The programme is open to candidates from two different categories of countries. Please note that if your country is included under Category 1, you can only apply within that category.

Category 1:Candidates with citizenship from the following countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Category 2:
Candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients can apply to this program. Priority will be given to candidates from Algeria, Botswana, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza strip and Yemen.

Candidates with citizenship from the following countries, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine cannot apply to this programme.
Citizens from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can only apply for a scholarship through The Visby Programme.

Citizens from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia can only apply for a scholarship through SI Scholarships for East Europe.

Citizens from Turkey can only apply for a scholarship through The Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme.

Eligibility
The scholarships are intended for students from the above-mentioned target groups for full-time master's studies in 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.

How do I apply?

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 9,000 per 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.

Travel grants
Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 15,000.

Insurance
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.


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