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Government of Sweden announces masters scholarship to researchers in Swedish university.


The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 masters scholarships for students and researchers going to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university each year.

There are several different kinds of SI scholarship available.

Graduate Scholarship Study Period

The master’s level programmes are between one and two academic years in duration. They usually start at the end of August or early September.

Graduate Scholarship Language

You need to have a good knowledge of English. All approved master’s level programmes are taught in English.

Masters Scholarships Benefits

Currently, a scholarship pays SEK 8,000 per month, and travel costs to and from Sweden. These scholarships are designed to cover living expenses for one person only.

Tuition for the eligible programmes is free. Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish Institute against illness and accidents in Sweden during the scholarship period.

Graduate Scholarships: How to Apply for the Masters Scholarships

You can apply for this scholarship when you apply for admission to one of the approved master’s programmes at a Swedish university.

There is no application form for this scholarship. Do not send any master’s scholarship requests or applications to the Swedish Institute.

Instead, you apply directly to the University for the Masters Programme and at the same time, inform them that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

Some universities let you indicate this on their admission application forms.

In other cases, you will need to attach a letter to your admission application spelling out your request for this scholarship explicitly.

You also need to attach a letter from your employer confirming that you are able to take a leave of absence for the duration of your studies, and that you will be able to return to your position when you have finished studying.

If you cannot provide such a letter, please provide proof of employment of at least five years in a relevant field.

Send your completed application for admission to the programme – including a request for this scholarship and the letter regarding your employment situation – to the university you would like to study at. They will process your scholarship request.

The application deadline for this scholarship is the same as the application deadline for the master’s programme you would like to apply to.

Graduate Scholarship Travel Grants

Scholarship holders from ODA-countries may receive a travel support in connection with the scholarship.

The travel grant is a lump sum, given only once, regardless of the cost of travel.

Sweden Master Scholarship Cover

The scholarships covers travel costs to and fro, tuition fees, living expenses plus other expenses.

For a list of SI scholarships available, see; Eligible Programs for Swedish Institute Scholarships

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