The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa

By | September 5, 2017

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa

Brief Description
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for South Africa provides a number of full scholarships for master’s programmes in Sweden. The scholarships are available for students who are citizens of South Africa. The scholarship programme offers a unique opportunity for future leaders to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and each other.
Host Institution(s):
SISS is the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI).
Level/Field(s) of study:
Masters Programme offered at the University
Number of Scholarships:
allocates up to 10 scholarships
Target group:
South African citizens
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
The scholarship covers both tuition fees (paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month. There are no additional grants for family members.


Travel grants

Scholarship holders from South Africa receive a travel grant in connection with their scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 15,000.


Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.


Network memberships

All SI scholarship holders become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL)a network which offers exclusive opportunities for SI scholarship holders during their stay in Sweden.
Applicants must be South African citizens but may, at the time of their application and admission, reside in a country other than South Africa, including Sweden. In addition, applicants should show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in South Africa, in a long term perspective.
Read more about the selection criteria and eligible master programmes.
Application instructions:
The application process consists of two steps. The first step is to apply through an online application form between 1 December 2016 – 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of January 2017 (preliminary date: 25 January 2017). The shortlisted candidates will need to submit a detailed application with a Motivation letter, a Europass CV and a passport copy for the second step 1 – 10 February 2017. The two-step application process aims at offering transparency in the selection process.
deadline:25 January 
Official Scholarship Website:
See Also
Bursaries for Namibians and South Africans
Scholarships for Namibians to Study Abroad
Admissions for Universities in Namibia
Prospectus for Universities in Namibia
Application forms for Universities in Namibia

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