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How to win the Swedish Institute Scholarship In 2023

by Gabriel Welbeck
Swedish Institute Scholarship

If you are interested in studying in Sweden by applying for a scholarship to help you have a smooth and peaceful studies, then this article is for you.

In this article, we will be talking about The Swedish Institute Scholarships Global Professionals (SISGP). This is a full scholarship scheme given to individuals by the Swedish Government for citizens of 42 different countries all over the world to come and study in Sweden.

About Swedish Institute Scholarship (SISGP) and what to expect

All successful recipients of the Swedish Institute Scholarship get living costs of SEK 10,000, health and accident insurance, and their tuition fees covered each month. All recipients also get an exclusive lifetime membership of the SI Network Future Global Leaders (NFGL) and the SI Alumni Network.

Additionally, recipients of the Scholarship from certain countries can enjoy a one-time travel grant of 15,000 SEK throughout their studies. The recipients from other specific countries are also entitled to a one-time travel grant of 10,000 SEK during their studies.

Target group:

Students from the following countries:

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.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers full tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 11,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 11,000-15,000 (only for scholarship holders living outside Sweden).

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester.

There are no additional grants for family members. It also doesn’t cover the application fee to University Admissions.


To be eligible for SISGP:

  • You must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for SI scholarships (see above). However, you do not need to reside in the country at the time of the application.
  • You must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated work experience. In addition, you must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employer, or from civil society engagement.
  • 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.
  • The master’s programmes you apply for must be eligible for SI scholarships. The university gives priority to programmes within certain subject areas, depending on your country of citizenship.

There are also other conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more. Read the complete eligiblity criteria found at the official website.

Tips to note

The SI doesn’t give its scholarship to all programs in all Swedish universities, they give it only to the selected ones. Thus, there are several points that I think you should be thinking about:

    • Choose the program over the university. In Sweden, you don’t need to be worrying about universities, as all universities have equal standards and quality. Choose the program that corresponds to your interest the most. 
    • You are expected to describe yourself in short but rich sentences. Thus, train yourself to write motivational letters/essays –  as many as possible – so that you are able to produce a perfect one later on. Read writing essay tips here.
    • Be honest. Never give false information, or exaggerate things. Not only will the SISGP committee do random checks on applicants, but it is also important to keep your integrity intact.


    Applying for the Swedish Institute Scholarship is an interesting adventure and a good way for citizens around the world to get to know about the beautiful country of Sweden. If you qualify to apply, then waste no time and

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