Swedish Institute Scholarships 2024-2025 | Fully Funded for Master's Programs

Swedish Institute Scholarships 2024-2025 | Fully Funded for Master's Programs

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SI Scholarship for Global Professionals

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable development of your home country and region? Are you looking for an international experience? The Swedish Institute awards academic scholarships for master’s studies to global professionals from 41 countries. Read through the call for applications carefully and prepare your application today.

Access the application portal for the SI Scholarship academic year 2024/2025 under the section 'How to Apply - Apply for a Global Professionals scholarship'. Application deadline: 28 February 14:59 Central European Time.


The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals is an academic scholarship provided for full-time, one- or two-year, master’s studies in Sweden.

The scholarship covers a wide range of study fields and over 700 of the 1000 English-taught master’s programmes in Sweden.

Through the scholarship, the Swedish Institute (SI) aim to develop a network of future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and drive the development of their home countries forward.  

The scholarship is open for applications once every year, for master’s studies beginning in the autumn semester. In order to apply you must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the 41 countries that is eligible for the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals;
  • Apply for a master’s programme that is eligible for the SI scholarship; 
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees at University Admissions; 
  • Have demonstrated work experience;
  • Have demonstrated leadership experience from current or previous employer, or from civil society engagement. 

Key dates:

  • 16 October – 15 January: Apply to Swedish master’s programmes through University Admissions.
  • November: SI Scholarship application documents are published.
  • 12 – 28 February: Application portal for the SI Scholarship is open.
  • 21 March – University admissions announcement day.
  • 25 April: SI Scholarship announcement day.

What's included

The Scholarship for Global Professionals is a competitive fully-funded scholarship that includes:

  • Full tuition fee coverage. The fee is paid directly by SI to your Swedish university in the beginning of each semester.
  • A monthly allowance of SEK 12,000 to cover your living expenses throughout the study period.
  • Insurance against illness and accident.
  • A travel grant of SEK 15,000 (*10,000 for scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). This is a one-time payment and does not apply for students already living in Sweden.
  • Membership in the SI Network for Future Global Professionals (NFGP) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build a network while in Sweden.
  • After your scholarship period has ended, you become a member of the SI Alumni Network. As a member, you get a unique opportunity for continued networking and professional development.


Country of citizenship

You must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the SI scholarship. However, you do not need to reside in the country at the time of the application.

Master's programmes

The master's programmes you apply for must be eligible for the SI scholarship. Over 750+ English-taught master's programmes are eligible. Find them in the list below.

University admission

You must be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have followed the steps of University Admissions and be admitted to one of the eligible master's programmes by 30 of March 2023.

Previous experience

You must have demonstrated work experience (conditions apply to certain regions). In addition, you must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employer, or from civil society engagement.

Country of Citizenship

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply to the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals:

Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Eligible programmes

About 700 English-taught master’s programmes are eligible for the SI scholarship for Global Professionals, covering programmes in the fields of humanities, agricultural science, medicine and public health, natural science, social science, and technology. 

Here you will find the list of eligible master’s programmes for the academic year 2024/2025_v2.

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