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Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) 2023: Sweden Government Scholarship 2023-2024

Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP 2022-2023)

This new year began with the announcement of the Sweden Government Scholarship for the academic year 2023. Sweden Government Scholarships are offered under Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals also known as (SISGP Scholarships 2023-2024).

Aim of Swedish Institute Scholarships 2023

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 in the detailed article if you are eligible for Sweden Scholarship and how to apply for this Swedish Scholarship award.

Swedish Institute Scholarship Coverage and Benefits

    • Living allowance of SEK 10,000/month
    • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development
    • Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SI
    • Travel grant of SEK 15,000 *
    • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden
    • Insurance against illness and accident

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

Documents Required to Apply for Swedish Institute Scholarship of Sweden

You should only submit the required documents listed below in your online scholarship application. We will not consider any other documents than the required ones. You must complete your application in English.

Use our forms and templates provided below and complete them according to the instructions both below and in the forms, or else your applications will be disqualified. Kindly note the length limitation for your answers and the documents.

  • A motivation letter:

you must use the SISGP form for the motivation letter. You need to fill in and upload the motivation letter as a PDF-file on the application portal during the application period.

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV):

you must use the SISGP form for CV and the CV should not exceed three pages. It’s up to you to decide which parts are relevant for your application. Additional pages will not be considered.

  • Two different letters of reference:

you must use the SISGP form for letter of reference. At least one letter of reference must be based on your work experience. It will be a merit if the second letter of reference is based on your involvement in networks or civil society organizations outside of your regular work. The letters should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed, and stamped; and then be uploaded as one PDF-file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and in our FAQ.

  • Proof of work and leadership experience:

you must use the SISGP form for proof of work and leadership experience. The work and leadership form should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed, and stamped; and then be uploaded as one PDF-file. You can find more information in the instruction in the form and in our FAQ.

  • A copy of your passport:

your personal data including name, citizenship, and photograph must be shown clearly. Copy of passport should be included together with the CV as a last fourth page. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a copy of your valid passport to include.

Make sure you have a complete application material to apply for the Sweden Government Scholarship.

A complete application must consist of:

    1. a completed motivation letter
    2. a CV for Scholarship
    3. two valid and completed letters of reference
    4. valid and completed proof of work and leadership experience
    5. a copy of your valid passport

If your application is missing one of the required documents above, it will be disqualified.

Swedish Institute Scholarship Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

#1 Leadership experience

You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment.

#2 Work experience

You must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.

#3 Eligible Citizenship

You must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the Swedish institute scholarship programme.

#4 University admissions Eligibility Criteria

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 2023.

#5 Dual Citizenship and other Criteria

There are also conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more.

How to apply for the Swedish Institute Scholarship?

#1 Apply for admission into a degree program at

    • Only master’s programs that are on the list of master’s programs are eligible for SISGP.
    • To begin with, apply for up to four eligible master’s programs at by 15 January 2023.
    • University Admissions is the national online application service that handles admissions to universities in Sweden. It is an independent agency not related to the Swedish Institute (SI). The eligibility and application procedure for SI scholarships and for university admissions are different.
    • Once you have submitted your application to the master’s program (s) at, you will get a personal application number consisting of eight digits. Save the number as you will need it when applying to SISGP. Make sure that you type the correct number in the online application form, or otherwise, your application will be disqualified.
    • 3 February 2023 is the deadline for receipt of application fee and supporting documents that are required by University Admissions. The application fee is non-refundable.
    • If you missed the deadlines or failed to follow the application procedure at University Admissions, you will not be eligible for an SI scholarship.

#2 This is the stage to apply for a Swedish SISGP scholarship

    • After you have completed your application to a master’s program you can apply for an SI scholarship. See more information about the required documents and forms above.
    • During the application period 10-20 February 2023, submit the required documents digitally through our online application portal.
    • The online application portal is open from 00:00 CET 10 February 2023 to 23:59 CET 20 February 2023. Access to the online application portal will be available on this page below during the application period.

#3 Confirmation from University Admissions department

Sweden Scholarship Duration

The Swedish scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester. The tuition fee will be paid directly to the Swedish universities at the beginning of each semester. The stipend for living expenses is paid monthly during the Swedish scholarship period.

The Swedish scholarship period cannot be changed or extended beyond the awarded scholarship period, nor can the scholarship be transferred to a study programme other than the awarded master’s programme.

What kind of person will have maximum chances to win a Swedish Institute Scholarship of Sweden?

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.

Priority will be given to applicants with a strong and relevant professional background and demonstrated leadership experience.

Can you apply for more than one-degree program on Sweden Scholarship by Swedish Institute?

You should submit only one scholarship application for all the eligible master’s programmes that you applied for at It means, in one scholarship application, you can apply for SI scholarships for up to four eligible master’s programmes that you applied at However, if you have also applied for a master’s programme(s) at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), you should create and submit an additional scholarship application separately for the master’s programme(s) at SSE. If you only want to apply for SI scholarships for master’s programme(s) at SSE, you only need to submit one scholarship application for all the master’s programms you applied for at SSE.

Each scholarship application should have only one of each required document attached, no matter how many master’s programmes you applied for. If you have applied at both and SSE, you should attach all the required documents in both the scholarship applications.

Yousaf Saeed

I'm Dr. Engr. Yousaf Saeed, founder of the AScholarship Education Portal. My academic path includes 3 prestigious international scholarships — Australia Awards, CSC, and HKPFS — for my higher studies. I am also an IChemE affiliate whereas I've also worked for companies like Aramco and BYCO oil refinery as an production engineer at the start of my career. I completed MS, and PhD with major research publications in leading SCI journals (details on my Researchgate Profile). This reflects my commitment to educating and therefore i started it for the purpose to guide aspiring international students for find scholarships for their higher education dream. As an experienced educator and mentor, I specialize in navigating the intricacies of research and patent and write useful articles on these topics too.


  1. Good Day Sir
    I am so amazed when I read about the type of scholarship is fully funded, but when I read all about university admission. The admission is too high, I can’t afford. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  2. I am interested in obtaining a scholarship to pursue a Masters program in Education. Please supply me more information on these scholarship



  3. My name is Harish Singh Saud. I am from Baitadi Distict Nepal. Currently i am working at Dogadakedar Rural Municipality Baitadi from 1 year. so want more information ho to study in Sweden.

  4. I am a Canadian citizen interested in pursuing a PhD program in Communications. I am 55 years old. Half of early adult life I worked as a software professional and the second half as a communication professional with focus on digital media communication. I have worked with several NOn profit organizations (paid and pro bono) and carry a wealth of information and experience to contribute.

    Please let me know if there is an opportunity for me within your prestigious organization to pursue my PhD with a scholarship.

  5. I am late submitting my applications to “up to four eligible master’s programs at by 15 January 2020.” Does this automatically disqualify me or can these applications be late?

  6. Thank you for uplifting students from third world countries through these scholarships. However, the poor but bright students do not even have access to internet to know that such scholarships are there. Those who manage to complete their first degree fail to get employed. Volunteering in an organization is not easy as well as they are no slots for such.
    How could people who fall in this category be helped?
    Thank you

  7. My name is Mangisto Zama Biidi South Sudanese by nationality,and i would like to apply for this scholarship to Sweden in order for me acquire better education system in Public Health to come back home to make awareness in health sector which is a biggest challenges in the Republic South Sudan

  8. Hi,
    I want to apply for scholarship in PhD political science but my age is 43 year. Is there any university which gives scholarships in PhD above the age of 40?

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