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). The 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 with each other.
The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated leadership experience and a clear idea of how a study programme in Sweden would benefit their country.
The scholarships cover both living costs and tuition fees
January 16, 2017
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must…
- Be from an eligible country and have at least 3,000 hours of experience from full-time/part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust.
- Display academic qualifications and leadership experience.
- Show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in your country, in a long term perspective.
To apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships, you’re required to note the following:
The application process consists of two steps. The first step will take place 1 December 2016 – 16 January 2017 through an online application form. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of January 2017 (preliminary date: 25 January 2017), and asked to submit a detailed application for the second step 1 – 10 February 2017. The two-step application process aims at offering transparency in the selection process.
To be considered for a scholarship, you must first complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before the university deadline of 16 January 2017. To be considered for a scholarship in the second step, you must pay your university admissions application fee (SEK 900) to University Admissions before 1 February 2017 (deadline for receipt of the fee). There is no application fee for applying for SI scholarships.
For the second step of the scholarship application you will be required to submit a Motivation letter, a Europass CV, a passport copy, one letter of reference and one proof of work experience. The documents must be in English. If any mandatory document is not used or completed in English the application is deemed ineligible.
Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.
For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page
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