Scholarship / Financial aid: scholarships are available
Date: between one and two academic years in duration
Open to: university graduates, citizens of a developing country
Master Programme for Key Personnel in Developing Countries
The Swedish Institute and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) sponsor a range of scholarships for master’s level studies at Swedish universities, targeted at citizens of developing countries and for specific programmes.
You are eligible for these scholarships if you are a university graduate, citizen of a developing country and have several years of relevant work experience.
The purpose of these scholarships is to help grow special competencies in targeted countries. Eligibility is thus restricted to candidates from specific countries seeking admittance to approved programmes at Swedish universities. Because Sida has identified different developmental needs in different countries, your citizenship determines which programmes are available for scholarship support.
These scholarships are financed by Sida and administered by the Swedish Institute, a public agency promoting cultural and educational exchange between Sweden and the world.
In the scholarship selection process, your application is given priority if you can secure a leave of absence from your job which allows you to return upon completion of your studies. If not enough applicants meet this criterion, your application will be considered if you have at least five years of relevant work experience.
Citizenship, study level and study areas
Eligible countries are listed by programme. Below each approved master’s programme you’ll find a list of countries whose citizens are eligible for scholarship support under that programme.
The master’s level programmes are between one and two academic years in duration. They usually start at the end of August or early September.
You need to have a good knowledge of English. All approved master’s level programmes are taught in English.
Currently, a scholarship pays SEK 8,000 per month, plus travel costs to and from Sweden. These scholarships are designed to cover living expenses for one person only. Tuition for the eligible programmes is free.
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish Institute against illness and accidents in Sweden during the scholarship period.