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Study in Sweden: 2018 Swedish Institute Study Masters Scholarships for South Africans

Application Deadline: 15th January 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 Swedish Institute Study Masters Scholarships for South Africans. Interested students should see the details below.

Study in Sweden: 2018 Swedish Institute Study Masters Scholarships for South Africans

About Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

Scholarship Details

This is to announce that In connection with the Binational Commission agreement between Sweden and South Africa, the Swedish Institute allocates up to 10 scholarships for South African citizens attending master’s studies starting in the autumn semester 2017.

The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live.

Application Deadline: 

  • To begin with, apply for up to four master’s programmes at, between 16th October 2017 – 15th January 2018.
  • Then apply for an SI scholarship between 2-9 February 2018, follow the instructions below.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible countries: South Africa

To be taken in (country): Sweden

Course Level: Masters

Number of Awardees: 10

Value of Scholarship:

  • Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by us
  • Living expenses of SEK 9,000/month
  • Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
  • Insurance against illness and accident
  • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to grow your network and experience, while in Sweden
  • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for further professional development and to stay in touch

Duration of Scholarship: The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships is intended for full-time master’s level studies of one or two years, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester. The scholarship is granted for one academic year (two semesters) at a time. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters, provided that the student has passed his/her courses/credits.

EligibilityTo be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be citizens of South AFrica
  • be required to pay tuition fees to the universities, followed the steps of university admission, and will be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programs by 6th April 2018.
  • have completed their undergraduate degree program
  • have good academic programs

How to Apply for the Scholarship

 Interested applicants are advised to take the following steps:

1. Apply for a master’s programme at

2. Apply for SI Study Scholarships for South Africa

3. Notifications from University Admissions

4. Announcement of up to 10 successful SI scholarship recipients

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