180 Fully Funded Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries 2018


The Swedish Institute is a public agency that encourages interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. We operate in the fields of culture, education, science and business in seeking to strengthen ties and promote development.


  • 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


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.

Leadership experience

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

University admissions

You must be liable 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 programs by 6 April 2018.

Country of citizenship

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


  1. To begin with, apply for up to four master’s programs at universityadmissions.se, between 16 October 2017 – 15 January 2018.

  2. Then apply for an SI scholarship between 2-9 February 2018, follow the instructions 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.