The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (covers living costs)


First Deadline: 15 January 2016

Second Deadline: 31 January 2016

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships, masters, 2016, living cost, tuition fees


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

One-time payment of SEK 15,000 as travel grant is availed to scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipient.


Scholarship holders are insured against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

network membership

When the scholarship holders return to their home countries they become part of the SI Sweden Alumni Network. Together with other talented people from all around the world, the scholarship holders take part in and organise a variety of events, exchange ideas and create networks beneficial both to career and personal development.

Scholarship holders get exclusive opportunities while studying in Sweden.


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 2016. The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees. An estimated 300 scholarships will be available.

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.


Applicants must be from an eligible country and have at least a total of two years of experience from voluntary work, paid or unpaid internship, position of trust and/or full/part time employment.

Applicants must display outstanding academic qualifications and leadership experience, and also show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a sustainable development in their country, in a long term perspective.

Read more about the selection criteria, target countries, and eligible master programmes.


The application process consists of two steps:

The first step will be an online application form, Successful candidates will be notified in the beginning of February, and required to submit a detailed application for the second step.

For the second step of the scholarship application you will be required to submit a Motivation letter, a Euro-pass format CV, a passport copy, and two recommendation letters (The documents must be in English).

Read more about the application procedure, including guidelines, important dates, document templates and what happens after submitting the application.

For more information, visit the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships website here.

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