Scholarships In Africa


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).

The scholarship 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.

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The scholarship period cannot be changed or extended beyond the awarded scholarship period, nor can the scholarship be transferred to a study programme other than the awarded master’s programme.

The competition for SI scholarships is very high. We recommend that you also look for other scholarship opportunities from your government, from organisations in your country, or from Swedish universities.

Eligible countries Applicants must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the scholarship programme.

Eligibility criteria

• Be admitted to a master’s programme that is eligible for SISGP.

• Have demonstrated work and leadership experience.

• Be an international fee payer and not have a dual citizenship from countries not listed on the DAC list of ODA recipients.

• Should not have previously lived in Sweden for more than two years, be currently enrolled in a master’s programme at a Swedish university, have previously been awarded an SI scholarship, or hold a degree from a Swedish university.

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Scholarship benefits

SISGP is intended for full-time one- or two-year master’s programme. It covers:

• Tuition fees to the Swedish university

• Monthly stipend of SEK 10,000 for living expenses

• A travel grant of SEK 15,000

• Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal Insurance

• Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders

• Lifelong membership of the SI Alumni Network

Application DeadLines

4-14 February 2019: Apply for an SI scholarship for master’s studies at Applicants must first apply for master’s programmes at between 16 October 2018 and 15 January 2019. Contact University Admissions for related questions.