Guest Sweden Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries

Swedish Government
Master’s Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan 2011 (annual)
Study in:  Sweden
Next course starts Sept 2011

Brief 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.

Host 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 Scholarships:

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

Target group:

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.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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.


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.

Application instructions:

The online application service for Swedish master’s degree programs opens on December 1 at The deadline for applications for most master’s degree programs is 15 January.

Application for SI scholarships can only be made after having been accepted on a Swedish master’s program and must be followed by an admission confirmation from  See the application instructions for more information.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

Related Scholarships: List of Sweden Scholarships


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