Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) 2018/2019 for Master’s Level Studies in Sweden (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 9th February 2018

Do you have ambition, leadership experience and a strong professional background? You could study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship. Find out if you can apply.

An estimated 180 scholarships will be available for full-time master’s studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester 2018. Usually 1-2 % of the applicants can be awarded a SISS scholarship.


Work experience

You must have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated full-time or part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust.

Read more about the work experience criteria

Leadership experience

You must have demonstrated leadership experience from employment, voluntary work, and/or internship after high school studies.

Read more about the leadership experience criteria

University admissions

You must be required to pay tuition fees to the universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and will be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 6 April 2018.

Read more about our criteria regarding University Admissions

Country of citizenship

Citizens of about 140 countries are eligible for the scholarship programme.

Read more about country of citizenship

Other eligibility criteria

There are also criteria regarding dual citizenships, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more.

Read more about other eligibility criteria


The scholarship covers

* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire scholarship period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.

Application Procedure

Application procedure – Step by step

  • Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se
    Date: 16 Oct 2017 – 15 Jan 2018
  • Apply for a SISS scholarship
    Date: 2 Feb 2018 – 9 Feb 2018
  • Notifications from University Admissions
    Date: 6 Apr 2018
  • Announcement of 180 successful SI scholarship recipients
    Date: 26 Apr 2018


  1. Thank you for the advertisement. I am Burundian,i have a bachelor degree in teaching career and i have a training leadership certificate.And now,i am looking for masters graduation.

  2. Thank you for the advert. I would appreciate if offered a chance to further my studies,am a degree holder in Bachelor in tourism management from Kenya.

  3. Please are the scholarship templates to be completed online or we have to download and then retype everything on templates before filling in the blanks?

  4. Dear Sir/ Madam,
    Iam writing to ask for your kind help to support me financially. Iam a South sudanese student looking for scholarship to study abroad in Uganda for four years. I have completed High school currently in the year of 2012 and plan to pursue nursing course in college. However, i badly need your help due to lack of financial assistance. Our economic situation is very poor and i can not afford to pay off my tuition fees. Therefore, iam trying to seek possible international help which seem to be the only opportunity for me. I came from poor family and we are suffering due to the war going on in South sudan. So, any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks, I look forward to hear from you soon.
    email; matochmakur@yahoo.com


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