Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) for Master’s Level Studies in Sweden 2018/2019 – si.se

Application Deadline: 9th February 2018

Do you have ambition, leadership experience and a strong professional background? You could study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship. Find out if you can apply.

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.


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.

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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