2018-2019 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries

2018-2019 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries , and the scholarship application period opens with a first application step 1 : 16 OCT 2017 - 15 JAN 2018, followed by a detailed second application step for successful candidates from the first step, on 2 FEB 2018 - 9 FEB 2018.  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 2018. 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:

School(Institutions/ Hosting Countries): | Sweden

Level: Full-time Master's level studies

Field(s): Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the universities.

Deadline: Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.seDATE: 16 OCT 2017 - 15 JAN 2018; Apply for a SISS scholarshipDATE: 2 FEB 2018 - 9 FEB 2018

Funded By: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI)

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.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: An estimated 180 scholarships will be available.

Scholarship Duration: The scholarship is intended for full-time Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship covers: 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. 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 awarded one.

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.

Description

The 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 2018. The  Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries cover both living costs and tuition fees. An estimated 300 scholarships will be available.

Eligibility

‣ The  Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries (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. 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 programme is open to three different categories of countries.

Approximately 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 From University Admissions 

  • By 6 April 2018, you will receive your notification of selection results from University Admissions. SI will receive the admission results directly from University Admissions.
  • Only applicants who are admitted, including conditionally admitted, to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 6 April 2018, will be considered for an SI scholarship.
  • If you are listed as a reserve/placed on waiting list, you will not be considered for an SI scholarship.There are no scholarships available for late admissions.
  • If you are admitted to an eligible programme, and meanwhile are put on a waiting list for a programme you ranked higher, only the programme you got admitted to will be considered by SISS.

  • About 180 successful SI scholarship recipients of SISS 2018/2019 are announced at si.se on 26 April 2018.
  • Each successful scholarship recipient receives an official scholarship offer by email during 26-27 April 2018.
  • If you receive an offer your are required to accept or reject this offer by the deadline indicated in the offer.  It is your responsibility to make sure that the email address you filled in your application is correct to be able to be notified about the offer.
  • Due to the large number of applicants, only those who are offered a scholarship will be notified.

Scholarship Application Method 

  • Apply for an SI scholarship after you have completed your application to master’s programme(s). See more information about required documents and templates below.
  • During the application period 2-9 February 2018, submit the required documents digitally through our online application portal.
  • The online application portal is open from 2 February 2018 to 24:00 CET 9 February 2018. Link to the online application portal will be available on this page during the application period.

Due to the high volume of applications, the online application portal may be under heavy pressure at the end of the application period. We strongly urge all applicants not to wait until the last minute to apply.

Citizens of South Africa should apply within the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa.

Scholarship Applications Due Date: 

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


For more Information about Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries



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