The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships – SISS is the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The Scholarships target highly-qualified students and are awarded for studies in Sweden starting in an autumn semester.
The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees. The Swedish Institute is looking for applicants who display both intellectual ability and leadership potential and welcome applications regardless of age, gender and religious beliefs.
Eligible African Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Field of Study: Priority will be given to applicants choosing study programmes with an emphasis on gender equality, sustainable development, democracy, human rights or poverty reduction.
Eligibility: Applicants must
* be from an eligible country
* 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.
* display academic qualifications and leadership experience.
* 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.
* You must have demonstrated leadership experience from employment, voluntary work, and/or internship after high school studies. Read more about the selection criteria, target countries, and eligible master programmes before applying.
Number of Scholarships: Approximately 180 scholarships will be awarded
Value of the Program:
* Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
* Living expenses of SEK 9,000/month
* Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
* Insurance against illness and accident
* Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to grow your network and experience, while in Sweden
* Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for further professional development and to stay in touch
Duration of Scholarships: The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships is intended for full-time master’s level studies of one or two years.
How to Apply: Visit link below.