Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals

The Swedish Institute of Global Professional Scholarships (SISGP), a new scholarship programme that replaces swedish institute (SISS) scholarships, offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes at Swedish universities in autumn 2021.

The IS Scholarship for Global Professionals aims to develop future world leaders who contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to positive and sustainable development in their countries of origin and region.

Host universities/institutes:

Swedish higher education institutions and Swedish universities

Level/field(s) of study:

The list of master’s degrees eligible for sisgp 2021/2022 will be published on the official website in mid-November 2020.

Number of scholarships:

It is estimated that 300 scholarships will be available.

Target group:

Students from the following 42 countries:

Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Mr Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Value/inclusions/duration of the scholarship:

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance and a travel grant once of SEK 15,000 (only for grantholders living outside Sweden).

The scholarship is intended for full-time master’s programmes of one year or two years and is awarded only for programmes from the autumn semester.

There are no additional scholarships for family members. In addition, it does not cover the registration fee for university admissions.


  • To be eligible for Sisgp, you must have had at least 3,000 hours of work experience by February 9, 2021 from up to three organizations/companies. Applicants must come from an eligible beneficiary country (see above). You will need to be able to demonstrate your previous leadership experience of your current or previous employment or civil society. By April 9, 2021, you must also be admitted (even with conditional admission) to one of the eligible master’s degrees at Swedish universities.

There are also other conditions with regard to dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden and so on. Read the full eligibility criteria on the official website.

Instructions for the application:

Applications for admission are already closed.

To get started, apply for universityadmissions.se master’s degree between October 16, 2020 and January 15, 2021.
Apply for an SI scholarship between 8 and 18 February 2021, following the instructions on the official website. The application form will be available on the official website in December 2020/January 2021.