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300 Swedish Institute Scholarships 2020 for Global Professionals (SISGP) from Developing Countries

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).

Application Deadlines:

  1. To begin with, apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se, between 16 October 2019 – 15 January 2020.
  2. Apply for an SI scholarship between 10-20 February 2020, follow the instructions below.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible countries: International students (especially from developing countries)

To be taken in (country): Sweden

Accepted Subject Areas: SISGP offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2020. Check the list of master’s programmes that are eligible for SISGP.

About Scholarship: The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) programme is part of the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders who will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI).

The programme offers a unique opportunity for global professionals to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture, and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and with each other.

The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated work and leadership experience, ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country in a long term perspective, and a clear idea of how a study programme in Sweden would benefit their country.

Priority will be given to applicants with a strong and relevant professional background and demonstrated leadership experience.

Eligibility/Criteria: Applicants 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.
  • be from an eligible country
  • display academic qualifications and leadership experience.
  • 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..
  • 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 (in link below) before applying.

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 300 scholarships will be awarded

Scholarship Value: 

  • Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
  • Living expenses of SEK 10,000/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 professionally and build your network while in Sweden
  • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development

* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire study period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.

The scholarship does not cover:

  • Additional grants for family members
  • Application fee to University Admissions

Duration of Scholarships: The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships is intended for full-time master’s level studies of one or two years, 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.

How to apply: The application process consists of these steps.

  1. Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se
  2. Apply for a SISGP scholarship
  3. Notifications from University Admissions
  4. Announcement of 300 successful SI scholarship recipients

It is important to go through ALL Application requirements before applying for this scholarship


Visit Programme Webpage for Details

  1. abebe says


  2. 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).

  3. 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).

  4. Ayana Chimdessa says

    i am fromm Ethiopia apply to Sweden for scholarship

  5. JOHN KABUGA says

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

  6. Prince Okyere says

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

  7. 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

  8. Devota Raymond says

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

    Thank you.

  9. 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?

  10. 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

  11. 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.


    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.

  13. funmilayo says

    can a Nigerian citizens apply for the program

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. Orih Paul says

    please will this scholarship be open for Nigerian students

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  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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 [email protected].

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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 [email protected].

  24. 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.
    email;ntehyun[email protected]

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  25. 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?

  26. 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!

  27. Biruk Erkyhun says

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. Shanza Raura says

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

  33. [email protected] 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

  34. Yohanis Mengistu says

    help me to achieve my goal.

    1. Berhanu Dessalegn says


  35. 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?

  36. 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.

  37. Philis Ono Ile says

    Good one

  38. FEREJA ALEMU says

    My name is FEREJA ALEMU from Ethiopia. I am graduated from one of the university in Ethiopia which is Bahirdar University In Enineering (Bachelor of sceince) in 2009, and currently I am a senior engineer . I need a Masters degree free scholarship Egineering in Sweden in any related field of my study. Thank you for your help!

  39. Abahala Patrick Tobias Odongi says

    My Name is Abahala Odongi from South Sudan holding BSc in Economics with Seven years experience in Retail Banking, and I would like to study MSc. in Banking and Finance, but my Country is not seen in the eligible list only Sudan is there.. Should apply under Sudan?..Kindly Advise me for help

  40. OJOK ISAAC says

    I’m ojok Isaac from Uganda and completed higher education access certificate anyone to pick me up to join bachelor of science in Medicine and surgery

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