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Swedish Government Scholarship (Swedish Institute Scholarship), 2020

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LEVEL: Masters
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: Sweden
STARTS IN: autumn 2020
STATUS: Closed

Application for the Swedish Government Scholarship (Swedish Institute Scholarship) for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open. The Swedish Institute (SI) Scholarship is a fully funded programme that allow eligible candidate from participating countries to get a master degree at Swedish universities.

An estimated 300 scholarships will be granted for a large number of master’s programmes (taught in English) starting in the autumn semester 2020. Priority will be given to master’s studies with an emphasis on the contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes. The tuition fee will be paid directly to the Swedish universities in the beginning of each semester. The stipend for living expenses is paid monthly during the scholarship period.

Programme Details

  • Host Institutions: Swedish universities.
  • Number of Awards: An estimated 300 scholarships will be granted.
  • Duration: The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.
  • Target group: Open to citizens of Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Swedish Government Scholarship Benefits

The Swedish Government Scholarship provides successful applicants with the followings:

  1. Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SI
  2. Living expenses of SEK 10,000/month
  3. Travel grant of SEK 15,000. A one-time payment for the entire study period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.
  4. Insurance against illness and accident
  5. Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden
  6. Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development

Swedish Government Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the Swedish Government Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.
  • Have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment.
  • Be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the scholarship programme.
  • The master’s studies must be eligible for SI scholarships.
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 3 April 2020.
  • There are also conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden. For more details, please visit the official page.

Application instructions

The program grant scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2020. A list of master’s programmes that are eligible for the academic year 2020/2021 scholarship will be published by November 6th, 2019.

  1. To begin with, apply for a master’s programme at, between 16 October 2019 – 15 January 2020.
  2. Apply for an SI scholarship between 10-20 February 2020, through the online application portal .

Note: The online application portal will open from 00:00 CET 10 February 2020 to 23:59 CET 20 February 2020. Access to the online application portal will be available on the official page during the application period. For more details on the Swedish Government Scholarship, please visit the official page.

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