Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden is inviting applications for Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS). The studentships are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2018.
The goal is to enable the program holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live.
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SISS is the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI).
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
- Application deadline: January 15, 2018
- Course Level: The studentships are available for full-time master’s level studies at the Swedish Universities.
- Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the universities.
- Award: the program covers
- Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
- Living expenses of SEK 9,000/month
- Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
- Insurance against illness and accident
- Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL)
– a platform to grow your network and experience, while in Sweden
- Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for further professional development and to stay in touch
* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire scholarship period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.
- Number of Awards: An estimated 180 financial aid positions will be available for full-time master’s studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2018. Usually 1-2 % of the applicants can be awarded a SISS scholarship.
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in Sweden
- Eligible Countries: Applicants from about 140 countries are eligible for SISS. (Afghanistan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Armenia, Albania, Angola, Kenya, Bolivia, Algeria, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Cabo Verde, Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Argentina, Bhutan, Congo, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Belarus, Burundi, Egypt, Belize, Cambodia, El Salvador, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Georgia, Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Brazil, Comoros, Guatemala, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, China (People’s Republic of), Djibouti, Honduras, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, India, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Cuba, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Dominica, Guinea, Micronesia, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Moldova, Ecuador, Haiti, Mongolia, Fiji, Kiribati, Morocco, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, Gabon, Lesotho, Nigeria, Grenada, Liberia, Pakistan, Iran, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Iraq, Malawi, Paraguay, Jamaica, Mali, Philippines, Jordan, Mauritania, Samoa, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Myanmar, Swaziland, Libya, Nepal, Syrian Arab Republic, Malaysia, Niger, Tokelau, Maldives, Rwanda, Ukraine, Marshall Islands, Sao Tome and Principe, Uzbekistan, Mauritius, Senegal, Vietnam, Mexico, Sierra Leone, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Montenegro, Solomon Islands, Montserrat, Somalia, Namibia, South Sudan, Nauru, Sudan, Niue, Tanzania, Palau, Timor-Leste, Panama ,Togo, Peru, Tuvalu, Saint Helena, Uganda, Saint Lucia, Vanuatu, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines Yemen, Serbia, Zambia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna)
- Category 1 – about 50 financial aid positions will be available for citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Category 2 – about 60 financial aid positions will be available for citizens of Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam.
- Special initiative – up to 10 financial aid positions will be available for citizens of South Africa in connection with the Binational Commission agreement between Sweden and South Africa. Citizens of South Africa should apply within the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa, since the eligibility criteria and application procedure are different for this special initiative.
- Category 3 – about 60 financial aid positions will be available for citizens of countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients other than the above mentioned and those countries included in other SI programmes. There is no quota set for any specific country.
- Entrance Requirements: The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) aims at diversity. Institute welcomes applicants regardless of age, gender or religious beliefs. Applicants must come from a SISS-eligible country, and show proof of work and leadership experience. financial aid positions will only be granted to candidates who have followed the steps of the university admission and been admitted to one of the eligible master programmes in Sweden. The programme is open to three different categories of countries. Approximately 100 scholarships within each category will be available.
- English Language Requirements: In order to be eligible for university studies in Sweden, a student must demonstrate that they meet the English requirements for the course or programme.
Regarding the university application, you must also:
- be required to pay the tuition fee according to the information at University Admissions. Kindly contact University Admissions directly regarding questions related to application and tuition fee.
- have paid the application fee for master’s programmes at University Admissions on time before 1 February 2018.
- be admitted (including conditionally admitted) to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 6 April 2018. If you are listed as reserve, you will not be considered for an SI scholarship. There are no scholarships available for late admissions. We will publish a list of eligible master’s programmes for the academic year 2018/2019 here by 1 December 2017.
How to Apply: