Umeå University in Sweden invites applications from international students across 138 countries for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) for 2018/2019 academic year. Scholarships offered are in the form of tuition-waivers for Masters Degree. Selected candidates receive a full or partial waiver of the tuition fee.

Worth of Award

  • Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university
  • Living expenses of SEK 9,000/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 your network and experience, while in Sweden
    • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for further professional development and to stay in touch

    * The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire scholarship period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.

Eligibility
  • Category 1 – about 50 scholarships will be available for citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Category 2 – about 60 scholarships will be available for citizens of Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam.
  • Special initiative – up to 10 scholarships will be available for citizens of South Africa in connection with the Binational Commission agreement between Sweden and South Africa. Citizens of South Africa should apply within the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa, since the eligibility criteria and application procedure are different for this special initiative.
  • Category 3 – about 60 scholarships will be available for citizens of countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients other than the above mentioned and those countries included in other SI scholarship programmes. There is no quota set for any specific country.

How to Apply

  • Apply for an SI scholarship after you have completed your application to master’s programme(s). See more information about required documents and templates below.
  • During the application period 2-9 February 2018, submit the required documents digitally through the online application portal.
  • The online application portal is open from 00:00 CET 2 February 2018 to 24:00 CET 9 February 2018. Link to the online application portal will be available on this page during the application period.
  • Due to the high volume of applications, the online application portal may be under heavy pressure at the end of the application period. We strongly urge all applicants not to wait until the last minute to apply.
  • Citizens of South Africa should apply within the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa.

Deadline: applications close March 15, 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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