Guest Master’s Scholarship Program in Sweden

Guest Master’s Scholarship Program in Sweden

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Master’s
Provider: Swedish Government
Country to Study in: Sweden

Scholarship Description
The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research.

The scholarships are intended for guest students belonging to the above-mentioned target group for full time temporary studies in Sweden. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is true:
  • You have already lived in Sweden for two years or more when the scholarship period is due to begin.
  • You have a Swedish permanent residence permit or a work permit.
  • You have a previously been awarded a scholarship from the SI for studies at master’s level or research at a Swedish university.
Students who have attended a Swedish Institute summer course in the Swedish language or the Swedish Institute Summer University are welcome to apply.

Eligible groups
The program is targeted at candidates from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Macedonia (FYROM), Georgia, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mali, Moldova, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, West Bank and Gaza.

Participating Institution(s)
Accredited academic institutions and universities in Sweden:
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Göteborg University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Högskolan Dalarna
  • University of BoråsHögskolan Dalarna
  • University of Gävle
  • Halmstad University
  • Jönköping University
  • University of Kalmar
  • University of Skövde
  • Högskolan Kristianstad
  • Gotland University
  • University West
  • Karlstad University
  • Karolinska institutet
  • The Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linköping University
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Lund University
  • Malmö University
  • Mid Sweden University
  • Mälardalen University
  • Stockholm University
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Södertörn University
  • Umeå University
  • Uppsala University
  • Växjö University
  • Örebro University
Fields of study
The eligible master programs will be within the following study areas: agriculture and forestry, environmental studies, natural sciences (biotechnology, energy), democracy/human rights/gender issues, peace and development studies, economics and entrepreneurship, education, engineering, health science/medicine, information and communication technology, international relations, media and journalism, law/ international law, social issues, spatial/urban planning and real estate management.

Master’s degree programs participating in the nomination process for SI scholarships are listed here. You can apply for a scholarship if your master’s degree program is on this list.

Number of awards
About 40 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2010/2011.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship is for SEK 8,000 per month and is only awarded for programs starting in the autumn semester 2010. The scholarships are usually granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but can be extended provided the recipient’s study results are satisfactory.

Scholarship holders from ODA countries will receive travel support in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum, given only once. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey and receive SEK 5,000. Citizens from remaining prioritized ODA countries receive SEK 10,000.

Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

Method of Application
The online application service for Swedish master’s degree programs opens on December 1 at

Application for SI scholarships can only be made after having been accepted a Swedish masters program and must be followed by an admission confirmation from

See the application instructions for more information.

The deadline for applications for most master’s degree programs is 15 January.

Swedish master’s degree programmes offer unique opportunities to turn theory into practice. Many programmes also cooperate closely with the industry, offering students the possibility to mix study and practical work. This gives you distinct advantages over your peers when entering the job market.

Sweden has three universities in the top 100 and eleven in the top 500 of the 2010 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2011
Open to International students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Sweden for International Students

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