The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) is a flagship program under the Swedish Institute. A replacement for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships, the SISGP offers master’s level studies for international students looking to study in Sweden.
In particular, students from developing countries are being sought out. If you think this opportunity is for you, then do not miss out on applying!
University admission deadline: January 15, 2022
Scholarship application deadline: February 10, 2022
Table of contents
- Benefits of the Swedish Institute Scholarships
- Eligibility Criteria for Global Professionals
- How to Apply for Master’s Level Studies
Benefits of the Swedish Institute Scholarships
The SISGP is available to a wide range of eligible master’s programs within the Swedish Institute. An estimated 300 scholarship grants will be given away to qualified participants. The opportunity includes the following benefits:
- Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
- Living expenses of SEK 10,000/month
- Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
- Insurance against illness and accident
- Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders(NFGL) – a platform to grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden
- Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development
* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire study period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.
Please do note that the scholarship does not cover:
- Additional grants for family members
- Application fee to University Admissions
The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) program is part of the Swedish government’s worldwide awards program targeted at training global leaders who will contribute to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Swedish Institute administers the program, which is supported by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SI).
The program provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance for worldwide professionals to grow professionally and academically, to learn about Swedish society and culture, and to form long-term bonds with Sweden and one another.
The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated work and leadership experience, ambition to make a difference by working with issues that contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country in a long term perspective, and a clear idea of how a study program in Sweden would benefit their country.
Priority will be given to applicants with a strong and relevant professional background and demonstrated leadership experience.
Eligibility Criteria for Global Professionals
In order to qualify for a spot in the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals, applicants must first meet the following requirements:
- have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated full-time or part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust.
- be from an eligible country
- display academic qualifications and leadership experience.
- be required to pay tuition fees to the universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and will be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programs
- have demonstrated leadership experience from employment, voluntary work, and/or internship after high school studies.
Please do read more about the selection criteria, target countries, and eligible master programs before applying.
Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply to the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals:
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
How to Apply for Master’s Level Studies
A complete application consists of:
- Letters of reference
- Valid and completed proof of work and leadership experience
- Copy of your valid passport/National ID card
- Motivation (will be asked of you in the application portal)
Note! Your application will be disqualified if any of the above is missing.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
You must use SI’s form for CV 2022/2023 and the CV should not exceed three pages. It’s up to you to decide which of your previous experiences are relevant for your application. Additional pages will not be considered during the evaluation.
Letters of reference
You must use SI’s form for the letter of reference 2022/2023. All letters of reference must be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organization or notary office. The letters should be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a single PDF file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and our FAQ.
- Two different letters of reference are mandatory.
- One of the letters must be based on work experience (mandatory). It is also a merit if the second letter of reference is based on your involvement in networks or civil society organizations outside of your regular work.
Proof of work and leadership experience
You must use SI’s form for proof of work and leadership experience 2022/2023. The work and leadership form should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a single PDF file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and our FAQ.
Copy of your valid passport/National ID card
You must submit a copy of your valid passport/National ID card with the application. It must clearly show your personal data, including your name, citizenship, and photographs. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a copy of your passport/national ID card that is valid at the time of application. You will be asked to upload the passport copy to the online application portal.
For further information, please visit the official scholarship webpage.
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