The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

The call for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) for the academic year of 2016/2017 has now been published. The application process has been divided into two application periods. The first application period will be open  1 December 2015 - 20 January 2016  followed by a detailed second step for successful candidates from the first step,  8-13 February 2016.

the SI Study Scholarships programme targeting students from over 100 countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients for master studies in Sweden.

The link with Information about the procedure and eligibility can be found on 

SISS target highly qualified students and are awarded for master studies in Sweden starting in September 2016. The scholarships are intended for full-time master's level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees.

The overall aim of the programme is to contribute to the reduction of poverty by capacity building of individuals. The aim is to contribute to a mutual exchange of knowledge and networks for global talents by focusing on areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research. This will enable young professionals to play an active role in society, to build sustainable networks and to work actively for sustainable growth and development.

The programme is divided into three different categories of countries and approximately 300 scholarships will be granted in total. 100 scholarship for each category.

The new procedure is aiming at making the application process more time and resource efficient and to be more transparent towards applicants in their chances of being awarded a scholarship. As all applicants applying to Swedish universities are required to pay an application fee of SEK 900, the Swedish Institute wishes to let applicants dependent on a scholarship know whether they have a reasonable opportunity of being awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship before paying the application fee to

Students with an interest of pursuing a master’s degree in Sweden should also look into scholarship opportunities from their home country, as well as scholarship opportunities from Swedish universities, see

For questions about the scholarship programme you can contact;

Programme Manager Seble Abera, (

Programme administrator Category 1, Ulrika Lundström (

Programme administrator Category 2-3, Yan Wang (