550 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries 2014/ 2015

Brief description

2014/2015 Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for up to 200 students from Developing Countries (see list below) to study for Undergraduate and Master’s degree programme. Scholarship application period: 3-11 February 2014.

Accepted Subject Areas?

The scholarship focus mainly on master’s level. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at bachelor’s level. About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship.

About Scholarship

The Swedish Institute Study 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.

The online application form for the academic year 2014/2015 will be open between February 3-11, 2013.

Scholarship Offered Since: Longer than 2007

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are intended for students from the below-mentioned target groups for full time studies in Sweden. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

Scholarships cannot be granted for students who:

  • Has already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.
  • Has Swedish or EU/EEA-citizenship, a permanent residence permit or a work permit in Sweden. (Not applicable for students from Syria.)
  • Has previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for master’s level studies or research at a Swedish university/university college.
  • Already holds a degree from a Swedish university/university college.
  • Is currently enrolled in a study programme at a Swedish university/university college.

Number of Scholarships: For 2014-2015, approximately 450 scholarships will be granted within Category 1, and approximately 100 scholarships will be granted within Category 2.

Scholarship Benefit

The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month.

Duration of Scholarships

The scholarships are usually granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that study results are satisfactory.

Which African Countries is Eligible?

The program is only available to citizens of the following African countries: Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Other Developing Countries?

Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

To be taken in (country): Sweden

Application Deadline: The application period for Swedish Institute Study scholarship will be 3to 11 February 2014.

Scholarship offered annually? Yes

How to apply

Click Here to learn how to apply

Sponsors: The Swedish Institute

By After School Africa on January 23, 2014 · Posted in February, Masters Scholarships, Newsletter, Scholarship in Sweden, Undergraduate Scholarships

42 Comments | Post Comment

abebe says:


Posted on November 17th, 2011

Hamsi Shomari says:

I am a Tanzanian, I want to study masters of environment studies under your scholarship programme. My first degree Bachelor of arts with education (subjects: History and Geography).

Posted on November 19th, 2011

Hamsi Shomari says:

I am a Tanzanian, I want to study masters of environment studies under your scholarship programme. My first degree, Bachelor of arts with education (subjects: History and Geography).

Posted on November 19th, 2011

Ayana Chimdessa says:

i am fromm Ethiopia apply to Sweden for scholarship

Posted on November 22nd, 2011


i have a bachelors degree in chemistry.can i get a your scholarship to study a masters in surface and material chemistry

Posted on November 24th, 2011

Prince Okyere says:

Please i am from Ghana. can i apply for the scholarship? Thank you.

Posted on December 13th, 2011

David Rutatinisibwa Augustine says:

I am a Tanzanian with bachelor degree in doctor of medicine of which i completed in the year 2010, before i had a diploma in clinical medicine and work fr 5 yrs in mission hospital owned by Evangelical church in North western part of Tanzania. I am hereby to apply for scholarship in any university on Masters in Public health or epidemiology.
Yours truly

Posted on December 14th, 2011

Devota Raymond says:

I have Bachelor in Sociology,Iam from Tanzania,can i apply for scholarship?

Thank you.

Posted on January 30th, 2012

Joaquim.L.Shayo says:

I have bachelor degree in Law,can i apply your scholarship to study a masters studies under your scholarship program me?

Posted on January 30th, 2012

geoffrey mulenga says:

Dear Sir
Am a Zambian currently studying Bachelor Double Degrees in Criminology and International Studies at Monash University in South Africa.

I would however,like to request from your establishment if at all the financial aid you offers can be extended to me.If that is not possible.Where then, through your knowledge may i be able to access this financial aid facility.

I thank you as i wait to hearing from you soon.

Geoffrey Mulenga

Posted on February 18th, 2012

Asamenew Gobe says:

Dear Sir/Madam:
Hello, my name is Asamenew from Ethiopia. Sir,i do have B.A degree in Tourism Management and curently working i culture and tourism bureau. Sir,i want to continue for masters programe in Tourism and hospitality industry in your respected university. Sir, i want to be considerd if the course is avialiable in the list of 2012 free scholarship.
Thank you.

Posted on February 25th, 2012


Dear sir/madam, My name is John from Kenya currently undertaking Bachelor degree in commerce.I will be gratefull if given scholarship to persue another degree in law.

Posted on March 9th, 2012

funmilayo says:

can a Nigerian citizens apply for the program

Posted on March 15th, 2012

Tiratu Belay says:


I’m from Ethiopia, a graduate of Geography and Environmental Studies.I’m much interested in pursuing further studies in related disciplines on a scholarship basis.Would you please consider my request and offer me this scholarship?

Thank you in advance!

Posted on March 21st, 2012

Tesfay Berihu says:

Dear Sir/Madam: I am from Ethiopia,I have Bachelor Degree in Land Resources Management and Environmental Protection.I am too much eager to pursue masters studies related to my B.Sc. in your institution scholarship basis.
Would you please consider my application in your scholarship? Thank you in advance!

Posted on March 22nd, 2012

Orih Paul says:

please will this scholarship be open for Nigerian students

Posted on March 27th, 2012

Ero Akpos says:

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Posted on April 7th, 2012

Tedros Berhe says:

I am tedros berhe and I am from ethiopia I am aba degree holder in cooperatives accounting and auditing.i am now a senior auditor in of the non governmental organization.if you provide me a fee free scholar ship in any field of social science I just want say thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will be a helping ambassador of netherlands.

Posted on May 6th, 2012

Ebrahim Musa says:

My name is Ebrahim Musa from Ethiopia. I am currently studding Bachelor’s degree in TVET_Garment in Engineering program. My dream is to be fashion designer.By the will of You I am looking forward to receiving the opportunity to study at your university. I would like to thank you for considering me as applicants.

Posted on May 12th, 2012

Boonaa Arsii says:

My name is Jemal Abuna Umer I have BA degree in Business Administration and Information Systems from Addis Ababa University. I am currently Working as Junior Personnel Officer in Cooperative Bank of Oromia S.C, I am looking for Scholarship with financial Aid to study abroad in MA level in any available university, Please at last I am eager to hear from any assistance giving organization at jemal96@gmail.com.

Posted on August 6th, 2012

Tourist Goobe says:

My name is Asamenew originally from Ethiopia. graduating in tourism Management, 2009 from Gondar university, presently work in culture and tourism office.To further my education and career, I think picking up scholarship is another option.I wonder if you help me in providing information on free scholarship and if you provide me, and considered me for the scholar.

Posted on August 24th, 2012

Kelvin says:

I’m a Nigerian Graduate with a first class honours in Industrial and Production engineering from the University of Ibadan.Can I apply?

Posted on January 13th, 2013

Ezekiel Chinonyerem says:

please am interested in free tuition university for developing countries (Nigeria) in Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Germany, Europe.Tanks please my e-mail is ezekielsc167@gmail.com.

Posted on January 14th, 2013

Ntehyune Ayuba says:

I am ntehyune ayuba from cameroon. I am a graduate of accountancy from buea university in cameroon I need info that can enable me have an undergraduate scholarship from any european country or a master degree in business related courses.

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

Terefe Jima says:

I am an Ethiopian with bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and Master Degree in Energy Technology shall i get some departments which can invite me for Master degree in Industrial engieering and management or Phd in Energy Technology/sustainable energy?

Posted on January 23rd, 2013

Kome Mohamadu says:


Posted on January 25th, 2013

Kome Mohamadu says:

serious boy

Posted on January 25th, 2013

Wirba Haruna Nsawir says:

aami lee sumi yaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted on January 29th, 2013

Natnael Gezahegn says:

My name is Natnael Gezahegn from Ethiopia. I am graduated from one of the university in Ethiopia which is Dilla University In Mathematics(Bachelor of Education) in 2011, and currently I am a high school Mathematics teacher. I need a Masters degree free scholarship Education in Sweden in any related field of my study. Thank you for your help!

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Biruk Erkyhun says:

I am from ethiopia and have BSC in computer sciense.i want to study masters in computer sciense related field.

Posted on February 16th, 2013

Mahamud Mahamednur says:

My name is mahammud mahamednur from Ethiopia. I am graduated from Admass universty collage. In Sales Deploma.I want to study degree in marketing & related fields.thank yuo for acceptans me.

Posted on February 28th, 2013

Hadera Kahesay Aberha says:

My name is hadera hakesay from ethiopia and I have Bsc in forestry (HAWASSA university Wondo Genet college of forestry and natural resource).I need Masters degree in my field and related.

Posted on March 19th, 2013

Hadera Kahesay Aberha says:

My name is hadera hakesay from ethiopia and I have Bsc in forestry (HAWASSA university Wondo Genet college of forestry and natural resource).I need Masters degree in my field and related.

Posted on March 19th, 2013

Samuel Gashaw says:

my name is Samuel gashaw from Ethiopia and I have BA in accounting(ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY).I want MA in social related field.

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Shanza Raura says:

Scholarship award to Africa (i e Tanzania), focusing skill improvement and development to third world.

Posted on April 7th, 2013

yohanismengistu@gmail.com says:

i am Ethiopian and have B.A Degree in sociology with 2 years of work experience. so, i want to study your masters program under your masters program

Posted on June 7th, 2013

Yohanis Mengistu says:

help me to achieve my goal.

Posted on June 7th, 2013

Berhanu Dessalegn says:


Posted on June 7th, 2013

Ambinga Paul says:

Am Paul from Namibia, Namibia is also a Developing Nation and it s not listed, can we also in Namibia apply for these scholarship even if we are not listed?

Posted on June 26th, 2013

Akjon Sakib says:

I am from Bangladesh and I have completed my MBBS here.now I want to apply for MS in Sweden.plz inform me what are the papers I have to submit along with application for getting chance.

Posted on August 15th, 2013

Philis Ono Ile says:

Good one

Posted on January 23rd, 2014

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