FULLY FUNDED : Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) 2018-2019

Are you an Experience leader , do you have ambitions ,and a strong profestional background ?? you could study in sweden on a Fully Funded Swedish  Institute Study Scholarships to obtain a Masters Degree . see the Details below.

An estimated 180 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2018. Usually 1-2 % of the applicants can be awarded a SISS scholarship.

Host Universities/Institutions:

Swedish Higher Education Institutions and Swedish Universities

Level/Field(s) of study:

Check the list of eligible master programmes for the academic year 2018-2019.

Number of Scholarships:

An estimated 180 scholarships will be available.



Work experience

You must have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated full-time or part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust.

Read more about the work experience criteria

Leadership experience

You must have demonstrated leadership experience from employment, voluntary work, and/or internship after high school studies.

Read more about the leadership experience criteria

University admissions

You must 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 programmes by 6 April 2018.

Read more about our criteria regarding University Admissions

Country of citizenship

Citizens of about 140 countries are eligible for the scholarship programme.

Target group:

Students from SISS-eligible countries:

Category 1: 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: Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran and Vietnam

Category 3: Candidates with citizenships from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients other than the above mentioned and those countries included in other SI scholarship programmes

Special Initiative: South Africa

Read more about country of citizenship


Other eligibility criteria

There are also criteria regarding dual citizenships, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more.

Read more about other eligibility criteria


The scholarship covers

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

Application Procedure

Application procedure – Step by step
  • Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se
    Date: 16 Oct 2017 – 15 Jan 2018
  • Apply for a SISS scholarship
    Date: 2 Feb 2018 – 9 Feb 2018
  • Notifications from University Admissions
    Date: 6 Apr 2018
  • Announcement of 180 successful SI scholarship recipients
    Date: 26 Apr 2018


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