Swedish Institute Scholarships 2024

The fully-funded Swedish Institute Scholarships for the year 2024 have been opened for applications, offering approximately 350 opportunities to students from various nationalities. This program is considered one of the most robust scholarship initiatives, accepting a large number of students every year.

The Swedish Institute Scholarships (SI)

offer opportunities for students from Egypt and several other nationalities to pursue master's studies in Sweden across various disciplines. The SI scholarships aim to develop independent young leaders who will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Applicants are required to have a clear idea of how their education will contribute to these sustainable development goals in their home countries.

In 2023, the Swedish Institute decided to award fully funded scholarships to 350 students pursuing master's degrees. These master's scholarships are available only for full-time programs, lasting one or two years depending on the selected program. The funding for these scholarships is provided by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The Swedish Institute opens applications for these scholarships annually, and the current application window is open for master's programs. The application deadline is in January, after which the selection process will take place for those accepted into the master's programs at the institute.

The Swedish Institute is looking for ambitious students who want to make a difference by working on issues to contribute to sustainable development in their countries. Applicants should also have a clear idea of how studying a specific program in Sweden will benefit their home country. Priority will be given to participants with a strong professional background related to the study program and a background in leadership.

Swedish Institute Scholarships Details

  • Scholarship Type: Master's Degree
  • Duration: From one to two years
  • Funding: Fully funded
  • Official Scholarship Name: SI Scholarship for Global Professionals
  • Language: English
  • Funding Organization: Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Study Location: Sweden – Swedish Institute
  • Eligible Nationalities: Egyptians, Jordanians, Moroccans, Sudanese, Tunisians.

Specializations Offered by the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Study in Sweden (Free of Charge)

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, and Fisheries
  • Arts, Design, and Media
  • Business Administration and Economics
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Education/Educational Sciences
  • Health and Medical Care
  • Humanities
  • Journalism, Communication, and Information
  • Languages
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Materials, Construction, and Manufacturing
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Technology

You can find a comprehensive list of master's programs taught in English [here, insert link).

Benefits of Studying in Sweden Through Swedish Institute Scholarships:

  • Full tuition coverage.
  • Monthly stipend of 12,000 Swedish Krona.
  • Health insurance.
  • Travel grant for a one-time journey.
  • Membership in the Swedish Institute Network for Future Global Leaders (you can learn more about it (insert link here)).
  • After completing the scholarship, you will be a member of the Swedish Institute Alumni Network.

Eligibility Criteria for Applying to Swedish Institute Scholarships for Study in Sweden:

  • Citizens of eligible countries.
  • In case of dual citizenship, applicants must choose one nationality while applying.
  • Work experience equivalent to 3000 hours from three different institutions or companies (full-time, part-time, or freelance work, with documentation required).
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Should not have resided in Sweden for more than two years.
  • Should not hold any academic degrees from Swedish universities.

Master's Specific Requirements:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university (you can learn more about specific requirements for each country (insert link here)).
  • Provide proof of English proficiency. "English 6" corresponds to:
    • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5),
    • TOEFL PBT score of 4.5 in the written test with an overall score of 575,
    • TOEFL iBT score of 20 in the written test with an overall score of 90,
    • Cambridge English Certificate in Advanced English (“CAE”),
    • Pearson PTE Academic score of 62 (writing 61).

Required Documents for Applying to the Swedish Institute Scholarships:

  • Academic certificates and transcripts.
  • Language proficiency certificate.
  • Proof for any specific requirements during the application.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Certificate proving work experience.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Recommendation letters - one detailing your work experience and the other related to community activities.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) - should not exceed three pages.
  • Proof of leadership experience.

How to Apply for Swedish Institute Scholarships:

Step 1: First, you need to apply to one of the available master's programs offered by the Swedish Institute. The Institute offers approximately 700 master's programs taught in English. You can follow the complete application process (insert link here).

  • You can choose up to five study programs.
  • You can find a comprehensive list of master's programs taught in English (insert link here).

Step 2: After completing your application for master's programs, you will receive an 8-digit application number. Remember to keep this number as you will need it for applying to the Swedish Institute Scholarships.

Step 3: The application period for Swedish Institute Scholarships will be open from February 12, 2024, to February 28, 2024.

Step 4: The results will be announced in March.


The application deadline for master's programs at universities is January 16, 2024. After this, the scholarship application period will open from February 10 to February 28, 2024.

Important Notes for Studying in Sweden through the Swedish Institute:

  • There are approximately 700 master's programs available to choose from, all taught in English.
  • All documents must be translated into Swedish or English. Original documents in Arabic must be submitted along with the translations.
  • Priority is given to specializations aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. You can find these goals (insert link here).
  • For frequently asked questions, click (insert link here).
  • There are 350 fully funded scholarships available for study in Sweden, open to applicants from 42 countries, including 5 Arab countries.
  • The scholarship does not cover university registration fees or provide additional funding for family members.
  • The main page includes application forms for the required documents.

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