The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS)

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship 2017

Last date to apply

16 January 2017

About The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS)

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) is invited to the Graduate students aspiring to pursue their Master’s study in Sweden. The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) is funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by The Swedish Institute.

Scholarship Benefits: The SISS will cover total Tuition Fee expenses for the total master’s program duration, along with that grants will be offered to cover living expenses, airfare and other expenses.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Online Application filling is divided into 2 Steps and the applications for Step 1 will be accepted online till 16 January 2017.


  • Type of Scholarship: Full Paid Scholarship
  • Course level: Master’s
  • Subjects: Gender Equality, Sustainable Development, Democracy, Human Rights or Poverty Reduction.
  • Number of Awards: 300
  • Duration of Scholarship: 1 to 2 years
  • Country for Study: Sweden
  • Course Commence: August 2017.

SISS Important Dates 2017

Events Dates
Application for Stage 1 Starts 1 December 2017
Application for Stage 1 Ends 16 January 2017
Notification of the successful candidates Last week of January 2017
Application for stage 2 starts 1 February 2017
Application for Stage 2 Ends 10 February 2017
Notification of the First Selection Round 24 March 2017
List of Final Selected students  10 April 2017
Swedish Insitute's Formal Scholarship offer to scholarship recipients sent by email Mid-April 2017

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The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Graduates
Details Nationality: The applications are open for students from India.

Qualification:
The candidates are required to full fill all the eligibility conditions for the academic course for which they are making an application.

Experience: 
The applicant should have a minimum of two years of working experience of from paid or unpaid internship, voluntary work, a position of trust and full/part time employment.

Personal Traits: 
The candidate should display Leadership Experience, ambition to work for the sustainable development of the country.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Reward

The candidates receiving The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship are not encouraged to bring along their family members as no additional grant will be given to the family members. The details of the rewards are:

  • Scholarship Duration: The scholarship will be given for the duration of the Master’s Program. It’ll be granted for one academic year at a time and will be extended if student pass all his/her courses/credits.
  • Tuition Fee: The complete tuition fee of the candidate will be paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute.
  • Monthly Stipend: Candidates will be eligible for a monthly stipend of SEK 9,000 (Approx. INR 70,000).
  • Travel Grant: The candidates from India will be eligible for a travel grant of SEK 15,000 (Approx. INR 1 lakh).
  • Insurance: For the complete study period, candidates are insured against accident & illness by Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal Insurance.
  • Membership: All the scholarship recipients will become a member of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL), which will provide them with exclusive opportunities while their stay in Sweden.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Application form and Process

Online applications from candidates will be accepted only if they have made application and paid the university admissions application fee for admission to Master’s Program as per University Admission process. The details related to the Scholarship application process are:

Application Form: The application process is divided into 2 Stages. Candidates can make online application after registering for the Stage 1 and the shortlisted candidates will be informed via email to apply for Stage 2.

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Documents Required: For completing the Stage 1 of the application process, no documents are required, while the following documents are required in order to complete the Stage 2 of the application process:

  • Motivation Letters: Letter of Motivation in the specific format provided by SI needs to be prepared. Candidates need to be specific and personal in their reasoning.
  • Curriculum Vitae: ACV in English and in European format is to be uploaded to complete the application process.
  • Two References: At least one of the references needs to be related to the work experience mentioned while making applications.
    • Unsigned references will not be considered.
  • Passport Copy: A  copy of passport clearly showing the photograph and citizenship should be enclosed to complete the application process.
  • Note: The Templates of the above-mentioned documents will be provided by the Swedish Institute.

SISS Application Form Submission

The candidates are required to complete the Stage 1 of application and only shortlisted candidates will be notified to complete the Stage 2 of Application. The applicants who have appeared in Stage 2 needs to submit the above list of Documents. 

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Selection Process

The selection of the candidate for the scholarship will be done on the basis of their academic merit and the potential of the candidate.

Result: The result of the SISS will be published on 10 April 2017.

SISS Result Important Dates 2017

Events Dates
Notification of the First Selection Round 24 March 2017
List of Final Selected students  10 April 2017
Swedish Insitute's Formal Scholarship offer to scholarship recipients sent by email Mid-April 2017

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Address

The Swedish Institute

Slottsbacken 10
Box 7434
S-103 91 Stockholm
SWEDEN

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship (SISS) Contact Details

+46(0)8 453 7800

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