Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) Programme 2020/2021 (Fully-funded)

Last Updated on November 12, 2019 by

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. Apply for the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals 2020/2021.


Scholarship Overview

The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) programme is part of the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders who will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 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 global professionals 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 work and leadership experience, ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country in a long term perspective, and a clear idea of how a study programme in Sweden would benefit their country.


The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SI
  • Living expenses of SEK 10,000/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 help you grow professionally and build your
  • network while in Sweden
  • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development

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

Eligibility for SISGP 2020/2021

  • You must have minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment
  • You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment
  • You must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the scholarship programme
  • The master’s studies must be eligible for SI scholarships
  • You must be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, have followed the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes by 3 April 2020.

Citizens of Countries eligible to apply to SISGP:

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

Application Instruction for SISGP 2020/2021

  • Apply for a master’s programme at university admissions: 16 OCT 2019 – 15 JAN 2020
  • Apply for an SISGP scholarship 10 FEB 2020 – 20 FEB 2020
  • Notifications from University Admissions 3 APR 2020
  • Announcement of 300 successful SI scholarship recipients 24 APR 2020

Apply for a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se

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