Do you have ambition, leadership experience and a strong professional background? You could study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship. Find out if you can apply.
We grant scholarships to a large number of master’s starting in the autumn semester 2020. Check the list of master’s that are eligible for SI Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) for the academic year 2020/2021.
- To begin with, apply for a master’s at
,between 16 October 2019 – 15 January 2020.
- Apply for an SI scholarship between 10-20 February 2020, follow the instructions below.
An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s degree studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2020.
The competition for SI scholarships is very high. Usually 2-6 % of the applicants are awarded an SISGP scholarship.
The scholarship covers:
- Tuition fees: directly to the Swedish university by SI
- Living expenses of SEK 10,000/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 help you grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden
- Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development
* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire study period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.
The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s
The scholarship period cannot be changed or extended beyond the awarded scholarship period, nor can the scholarship be transferred to a study other than the awarded master’s
Who we are looking for
The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) is part of the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders who will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The offers a unique opportunity for global professionals to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture, and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and with each other.
The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated work and leadership experience, ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country in a long term perspective, and a clear idea of how a study in Sweden would benefit their country.
Priority will be given to applicants with a strong and relevant professional background and demonstrated leadership experience.
How we evaluate and select
After the application deadline, we carry out a screening of all applications and disqualify those that do not meet the eligibility criteria for SISGP. In addition, if you fail to follow the instructions for required documents, such as incomplete application, wrong form, missing valid stamp, etc., your application will be disqualified. Reasons for disqualification are given in the instructions in the forms and here on the website. Therefore, it is very important that you read through all available information carefully.
We will then evaluate all the eligible applications and take into consideration all the information provided in your applications. We will grade them according to the aim and purpose of the scholarship
When the admission results for master’s studies are announced at on 3 April 2020, we will do a further evaluation of the eligible applications which have been admitted (including conditional admissions) to a Swedish university and make the final selection from them. Your scholarship application will therefore no longer be considered if you are not admitted by 3 April 2020.
The quality of the application is crucial in our selection. We compile a short list on the basis of the evaluation process described above. However, we aim at having all genders represented as equally as possible in the final list of scholarship recipients. We also want to include as many of the eligible countries and Swedish universities as possible, provided there is sufficient number of strong applications. We also need to stay within our budget. We may therefore make an additional adjustment in the final selection process in order to achieve the distribution we are aiming for. We do not have any quotas for specific countries, fields of study, Swedish universities, etc.
The competition for SISGP is very high. We recommend that you also look for other scholarship opportunities from your government, from in your country, or from Swedish universities.
Make sure you have a complete application
A complete application must consist of:
validand completed letters of reference andcompleted proof of work and leadership experience copyof your valid passport
If your application is missing one of the required documents above, it will be disqualified.
Read more at https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/ and contact us if you need help with the application.