Applications are invited for Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme for Master’s level studies for 2017-2018 academic year. A total of 20–25 scholarships are intended for full-time studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.
The aim of this programme supporting advanced level studies and research in order to forge closer links between Turkey and the European Union, and to contribute to strengthened democracy and a greater respect for human rights.
The Swedish Institute was founded in 1945. With the Second World War at an end, the principal aim was to develop international cooperation.
The candidate should have a very good command over English language.
Course Level: Scholarship covers the whole duration of the master’s programme
Study Subject: The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees. The programme offers a total of 20 – 25 scholarships for master’s level studies for the year 2017/2018. The scholarships will be offered according to the set quota: 70% for studies at one-year master’s programmes and 30% for studies at two-year master’s programmes.
Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers both tuition fees (paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month. There are no additional grants for family members.
- Travel grants: Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship upon arrival. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 5,000.
- Insurance: Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.
Scholarship can be taken in Sweden
- Applicants must be citizens of Turkey and have at least two years of experience from voluntary work, paid or unpaid internship, position of trust and/or full/part time employment.
- Applicants must qualify academically and display relevant leadership experience.
- In addition, applicants should show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to strengthened democracy, increased respect for human rights, gender equality or the rule of law in Turkey.
Nationality: The program is only open to candidates from Turkey.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over English language.
How to Apply: The application process consists of two steps. The first step is to apply through an online application form between 12:00 CET 1 December 2016 – 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of January 2017 (preliminary date: 25 January 2017), and asked to submit a detailed application for the second step 1–10 February 2017. The two-step application process aims at offering transparency in the selection criteria.
To be considered for a scholarship, you must first complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before the university deadline of 16 January 2017. To be considered for a scholarship in the second step, you must pay your university admissions application fee (SEK 900) to University Admissions before 1 February 2017 (deadline for receipt of the fee). There is no application fee for applying for SI scholarships.
For the second step of the scholarship application you will be required to submit a Motivation letter, a Europass CV, a passport copy, one letter of reference and one proof of work experience. The documents must be in English. If any mandatory document is not used or completed in English the application is deemed ineligible.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 16, 2017.