2017-2018 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries , and the scholarship application period opens with a first application step 1 December 2016 – 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017, followed by a detailed second application step for successful candidates from the first step, on 1 – 10 February 2017. Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden is inviting applications for Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS). Scholarships are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2016. An estimated 300 scholarships will be available. Scholarships 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 scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees. Full details:
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are awarded to study the subjects offered by the universities.
Deadline: the scholarship application period opens with a first application step 1 December 2016 – 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017, followed by a detailed second application step for successful candidates from the first step, on 1 – 10 February 2017.
for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2017-2018 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for developing countries are targeted for Citizens of Afghanistan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Armenia, Albania, Angola, Kenya, Bolivia, Algeria, Bangladeshi, 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 can apply for Swedish Institute Study Scholarships.
estimated 300 scholarships will be available.
scholarship is intended for full-time Study Subject(s): Scholarships
are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
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. The scholarship period cannot
be altered or extended beyond the study programme period, nor can the
scholarship be transferred to a study programme other than the
Travel grants: Scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients receive a travel grant in connection with their scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 15,000.
Insurance: Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students
from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in
Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2016. The 2016-2017
Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries
cover both living costs and tuition fees. An estimated 300
scholarships will be available.
100 scholarships within each category will be available.
Citizens of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine cannot apply within this programme, but are instead eligible within other SI scholarship programmes.
Category 1: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Category 2: Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Syria.
Up to 25 scholarships within Category 2 will be allocated for applicants from South Africa (10) and Syria (15), for which there are separate initiatives. The remaining scholarships will be allocated to the remaining countries within this category.
Category 3: Candidates with citizenships from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients other than the above, or ODA countries included in other SI scholarship programmes, can apply within this category.
Notification of 2017-2018 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries Results
candidates from the first step will be notified via email in early
Scholarship Application Method
‣ To be considered for 2017-2018 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries ou must complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before 15 January 2016 by using the national online application service universityadmissions.se.
must also pay your university admissions application fee before the
fee deadline 1 February 2016. Kindly note that no other documents
than the mandatory enclosures will be considered.
must complete the application documents in English. If any mandatory
document is not used, or is not completed in English, the application
is deemed ineligible.
you have submitted your application to the master’s programme(s) on
universityadmissions.se, you will be assigned a personal application
number consisting of seven digits. You must use this application
number when applying for a Swedish Institute scholarship in the
second application round.
‣ Scholarship Applications Due Date: The scholarship application period opens with a first application step 1 December 2016 – 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017, followed by a detailed second application step for successful candidates from the first step, on 1 – 10 February 2017.
To apply for a SI scholarship, you must first complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before the university deadline 16 January 2017. The application process and the selection criteria for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships are separate from the application process to master’s programmes at University Admissions. Note that you should also look for scholarship opportunities from your Government or from other sources in your country, as well as for opportunities from Swedish universities, since the competition for SI scholarships is very fierce.
forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
is important to read the application procedure, and visit the
official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how