Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals – Apply Now

Swedish Institute Scholarships: The Swedish Institute (SI) is now launching the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP), a new scholarship programme which replaces Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS).

Swedish Institute Scholarships

SISGP offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2021.

Host Universities/Institutions:

Swedish Higher Education Institutions and Swedish Universities

Number of Scholarships:

An estimated 300 scholarships will be available.

Target group:

Students from the following 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; Russia; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 15,000 (only for scholarship holders living outside Sweden). 

There are no additional grants for family members, and application fee to University Admissions.

Note: Depending on the country where you have citizenship, the content of the scholarship will differ in certain areas.

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.

The scholarship is granted for one academic year (two semesters) at a time. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters, provided that the student has passed his/her courses/credits.

Swedish Institute Scholarships Eligibility:

To be eligible for SISGP, you must have had at least 3,000 hours’ work experience prior to 3 February 2021 from a maximum of three organisations/companies. 

Applicants must be from an eligible country (see above).  You must be able to demonstrate your previous leadership experience.

The experience may be demonstrated through for instance previous work experience, or involvement in civil society organisations.

You must be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by the 9th of April 2021.

Read more about the eligibility criteria at the official website.

You may also apply for the Qatar University Scholarships 2021/2022 for International Students

Required documents

Note! Documents for the next call (2021/2022) will be made available here in December 2020/January 2021. 

You should only submit the required documents listed below in your online scholarship application. We will not consider any other documents than the required ones. You must complete your application in English. Use our forms and templates provided below and complete them according to the instructions both below and in the forms, or else your applications will be disqualified. Kindly note the length limitation for your answers and the documents.

A complete application consists of:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Letters of reference
  • Valid and completed proof of work and leadership experience
  • Copy of your valid passport

Note: Your application will be disqualified if any of the required documents above is missing.

Motivation letter

You must use the Global Professionals form for the motivation letter 2021/2022. You need to fill in and upload the motivation letter as a PDF-file on the application portal within the application period.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You must use the Global Professionals form for CV 2021/2022 and the CV should not exceed three pages. It’s up to you to decide which parts are relevant for your application. Additional pages will not be considered during the evaluation.

Letters of reference

You must use the Global Professionals form for the letter of reference 2021/2022. One letter of reference based on work experience is mandatory. All letters of reference must be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organisation or notary office. The letters should be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a single PDF-file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and our FAQ.

  • Two different letters of reference are mandatory as part of the applicationIt is also a merit if the second letter of reference is based on your involvement in networks or civil society organisations outside of your regular work.

Proof of work and leadership experience

You must use the Global Professionals form for proof of work and leadership experience 2021/2022. The work and leadership form should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organisation or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a single PDF-file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and our FAQ.

Copy of your valid passport

You must submit a copy of your valid passport in the application. It must clearly show your personal data, including name, citizenship, and the photograph. A copy of your passport should be included in your CV as a last fourth page. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a copy of your passport that can be used as part of the application.

Application instructions:

  1. To begin with, apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se

  2. Apply for an SI scholarship between 1 February 2021, following the instructions at the official website.

    Applications for Global Professionals 2021 opens up on 8 February.



It is important to visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



Application Deadline:


15 Jan 2021
Study in: Sweden

For More Information Visit the Official Scholarship Website Here

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