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The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships are targeted at highly qualified students from 12 developing countries with which Sweden conducts long-term development cooperation. Scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden mainly on second cycle (Master’s level) from autumn 2011. Scholarships will cover both living costs and tuition fees. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at first cycle (undergraduate) level.

Target Countries

The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. About 80-100 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2011/2012.

How to apply

Prior to applying for a scholarship, application to a study degree program on Master’s or Bachelor’s level must be made via the online application service for study programs in Sweden at The service opens on December 1, 2010. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2011.

Study programs eligible for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships are listed here. The eligible study programs have been selected by Swedish Universities themselves and cover a wide variety of relevant study areas.

Please find detailed information about the application procedure here. (link coming soon!)

Apply for a Swedish Institute Study Scholarship for studies in Sweden via the online service that can be accessed here between December 1, 2010 and January 21, 2011. Only applicants who have been accepted to an eligible study program will come in question for a SI Study Scholarship.

The Swedish Institute will process your application and publish a list of successful applicants who will receive a scholarship on in the beginning of April 2011.

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are intended for guest students belonging to the above mentioned target group for full time temporary studies in Sweden starting in fall semester 2011. 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 previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for studies at the master’s level or research at a Swedish university.
•You already hold master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.
Scholarship benefits and period
The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 8,000 per month.

The scholarship is only awarded for programs starting in fall semester 2011. The scholarships are usually granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that study results are satisfactory.

The scholarship is designed to cover living costs for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended.

Travel grants

Scholarship holders within the SI Study Scholarships will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum of SEK 10.000.


Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.




  1. Thanks for your share! I think this information is helpful for everyone.I hope i can get more useful post from you.

  2. papy says:

    i don t have a TOEFL result.can i aply for this scholarships?

  3. Gaetan Mlolele says:

    I am Tanzanian citizen I posses Postgraduate Diploma in Education, bachelor degree in regional Planning and Advancede Certificate of Physical Education. I am working as tutor at Patandi Teachers College. I am looking for schoolarsship to pursue Master degree in Physical Education.

  4. mesenbet terefe says:

    I am from Ethiopia,what I want to say here is that for the time being I am working at Ambo university Ethiopia and I have bachelor degree of sport science.My interest is to continue my education through one of sport science discipline.So I am locking for scholarship for further education.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Am from kenya, and am looking forward to get scholarship for undergraduate. How do i succeed?

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