The new Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) programme is now available on offer to pursue Master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded Swedish Institute scholarship.
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.
Applications Deadline: February 14, 2019
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
Study Subject: SISGP offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2019.
* The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire study period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.
The scholarship does not cover:
- Additional grants for family members
- Application fee to University Admissions
Nationality: The programme is open to applicants from selected countries on the OECD/DAC list who have work and leadership experience.
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: The programme is open to applicants from selected countries on the OECD/DAC list who have work and leadership experience.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
To be eligible for Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP), you must be a citizen of an SISGP-eligible country, and have sufficient documented proof of work and leadership experience. You must also follow the application steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programmes on time.
Country of citizenship
SISGP complies with the Swedish government strategy for capacity development, partnership and methods supporting the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The programme is funded by Sweden’s development aid budget, the goal of which is to create opportunities for people who live in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions. In order to effectively deliver results in line with the strategy and the goal of development aid, SISGP focuses on the countries below.
Citizens of these countries are 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.
How to Apply: 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 the forms and templates provided below and complete them according to the instructions, or else your applications will be disqualified.
- A motivation letter: you must use the SISGP form for motivation letter 2019/2020. The form will be available here in January 2019.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV): you must use the SISGP template for CV and the CV should not exceed the number of pages indicated in the template. Additional pages will not be considered. The template will be available here in January 2019.
- 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 organisations outside of your regular work. The letters should be signed by the referee and stamped with an official stamp of the referred organisation 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. The form will be available here by the end of December 2018.
- 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 organisation 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. The form will be available here by the end of December 2018.
- 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 page. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a copy of your valid passport to include.