Applications are invited for the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals 2020. The successful candidates will be studying master’s degree on a fully funded Swedish Institute Scholarship.  The Swedish Government Scholarships are available for students of more than 30 countries. International Students can apply for both full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes. The Swedish Institute offering 300 scholarships for full-time master’s studies in Sweden.

The Swedish Government Scholarship is a fully-funded master’s scholarship and it will cover full tuition fees, monthly expenses, travel grants, health insurance. The selected students will become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders(NFGL).

 

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 program in Sweden would benefit their country.

The Swedish Institute (SI) is now launching the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP), a new scholarship programme which replaces Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS).

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Swedish Institute Scholarships Details:

Host Country:

  • Sweden

Host Organisation:

  • Sweden Institute

Course Level:

  • Master’s Degree Programs

Fields of Study:

  • SISGP offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programs starting in the autumn semester 2019. Check the list of master’s programs that are eligible for SISGP.

Course Duration:

  • The Sweden Institute Scholarships is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.
  • The scholarship is granted for one academic year (two semesters) at a time. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters, provided that the student has passed his/her courses/credits.

No. of Scholarships:

  • The Swedish Government is offering 300 fully-funded scholarships for international students. 

Scholarship Value:

The Swedish Scholarship in Europe will cover:

  • Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
  • 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 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 does not cover:

Additional grants for family members

Application fee to University Admissions

Eligibility Criteria:

Work Experience

You must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.

  • To be eligible for SISGP, you must have had at least 3,000 hours’ work experience prior to 3 February 2019 from a maximum of three organizations/companies.
  • Valid work experience for SISGP includes both full-time and part-time employment, for instance as an employee, employer, and freelancer.
  • You will be required to certify the experience in your application. If you do not already have the required amount of work experience, your application will be disqualified. However, it is not required that you are employed at the time of the application.

University admissions

  • You must 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 programs by 4 April 2019.

Leadership Experience:

You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment.

  • You must be able to demonstrate your previous leadership experience. The experience may be demonstrated through for instance previous work experience, or involvement in civil society organizations.
  • The leadership experience has no requirement in regards to a minimum number of hours.
  • Leadership experience involves the experience to lead other colleagues/organizations, a mandate to influence the development strategy for the organization you work at, allocate tasks to colleagues and familiarity with decision-making processes.

Country of Citizenship

  • 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; Zimbabwe.

You must have citizenship in one of the eligible countries. However, you do not need to reside in the country at the time of the application.

Citizens of Other Countries:

Citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, and Ukraine cannot apply to SISGP but are eligible for other SI scholarship programmes.

University Admissions

You must 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 programs by 4 April 2019.

Dual Citizenship 

If you have dual citizenship and both are eligible for SI scholarship program (s), you should choose only one of the citizenships when applying for SI scholarships. This means that you can only apply to one SI scholarship program. Applicants who apply to more than one SI scholarship using more than one citizenship will be disqualified.

Required Documents:

You should only submit the required documents listed below in your online scholarship application. We will not consider any other documents than the required ones. You must complete your application in English. Use the forms and templates provided below and complete them according to the instructions, or else your applications will be disqualified.

  1. A motivation letter: you must use the SISGP form for motivation letter 2019/2020. The form will be available here in January 2019.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (CV): you must use the SISGP template for CV and the CV should not exceed the number of pages indicated in the template. Additional pages will not be considered. The template will be available here in January 2019.
  3. Two different letters of reference: you must use the SISGP form for letter of reference. At least one letter of reference must be based on your work experience. It will be a merit if the second letter of reference is based on your involvement in networks or civil society organizations outside of your regular work. The letters should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed and stamped; and then be uploaded as one PDF-file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and in our FAQ. The form will be available here by the end of December 2018.
  4. Proof of work and leadership experience: you must use the SISGP form for proof of work and leadership experience. The work and leadership form should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed and stamped; and then be uploaded as one PDF-file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form. The form will be available here by the end of December 2018.
  5. A copy of your passport: your personal data including name, citizenship and photograph must be shown clearly. Copy of passport should be included together with the CV as a last page. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a copy of your valid passport to include.

How to Apply for Swedish Scholarships 2020?

1. Apply for a master’s program at universityadmissions.se

  • A number of applicants can be placed on a waiting list for a reserve place. Scholarship offers which are declined by successful candidates may then be offered to applicants on the waiting list. Kindly note that being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.
  • SI will publish the waiting list when announcing the successful scholarship recipients. If your name is not on the list you have not been offered a reserve place.

Application Deadline:

  1. To begin with, apply for a master’s program at universityadmissions.se, between 16 October 2019 – 15 January 2019.
  2. Apply for an SI scholarship between 4-14 February 2020. 

An estimated 300 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2019. Usually 1-2 % of the applicants are awarded a SISGP scholarship.

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