SI Scholarship for Global Professionals fully funded masters' scholarships to study in Sweden

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The programme is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It offers you a unique opportunity to develop both professionally and academically, experience Swedish society and culture, and build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and other scholarship holders.

This fully funded scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes.

It's available for citizens from 41 countries:

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; Rwanda; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe

This is a fully funded scholarship with following benefits:

  • Full tuition fee coverage. The fee is paid directly by S I to your Swedish university in the beginning of each semester.
  • A monthly payment of SEK 10,000 to cover your living expenses throughout the study period.
  • Insurance against illness and accident.
  • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build a network while in Sweden.
  • After your scholarship period has ended, you become a member of the SI Alumni Network. As a member, you get a unique opportunity for continued networking and professional development. The local networks operate worldwide and currently consist of over 15,000 talented alumni from over 140 countries.
  • The scholarship includes a travel grant up to SEK 15,000 for the entire study period.

Criteria of SI scholarships are:

  • First, only citizens of the eligible countries can apply.
  • You have followed the steps of University Admissions and be admitted to one of the eligible master's programmes by April.
  • You must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated work experience.
  • You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment or from civil society engagements.
  • The master's programmes you apply for must be eligible for S I scholarships.
  • SI gives priority to programmes within certain subject areas, depending on your country of citizenship.

A complete application consists of:

- CV

- Letters of reference

- Valid and completed proof of work and leadership experience

- Copy of your valid passport or National ID card

- Motivation, will be asked in the application portal

You have to use S I's provided forms, and you must complete your application in English. Otherwise, your application will not be considered further.


Admission application deadline: 16 January 2023

Scholarship dates: 10th to 28th February 2023