The Swedish Institute (SI) Global Professionals Masters Scholarship is a prestigious program offered by the Swedish government to outstanding professionals from eligible countries who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Sweden. The scholarship aims to develop global leaders who can contribute to sustainable development and foster long-term relationships between Sweden and their home countries.

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, insurance, and travel grants for the duration of the master’s program, which typically lasts for one or two years depending on the course of study. It also includes membership in the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL), which provides opportunities for networking, leadership training, and professional development.

Applicants for the SI Global Professionals Masters Scholarship must demonstrate strong academic credentials, leadership potential, and a commitment to sustainable development in their home countries. They are selected based on their academic merit, motivation, and suitability for the chosen master’s program.

The scholarship program offers recipients the opportunity to study at prestigious Swedish universities renowned for their high-quality education and innovative research. By immersing themselves in Sweden’s vibrant academic and cultural environment, scholarship recipients gain valuable knowledge and skills that enable them to make a positive impact in their fields upon returning to their home countries.

The SI Global Professionals Masters Scholarship provides a transformative experience for talented individuals seeking to advance their careers and contribute to positive change in their communities and beyond.

 The Swedish Institute awards academic scholarships for master’s studies to global professionals from 41 countries. Read through the call for applications carefully and prepare your application today. The scholarship covers a wide range of study fields and over 700 of the 1000 English-taught master’s programmes in Sweden.

Through the scholarship, the Swedish Institute (SI) aim to develop a network of future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and drive the development of their home countries forward.


The Scholarship for Global Professionals is a competitive fully-funded scholarship that includes: 

  • Full tuition fee coverage. The fee is paid directly by SI to your Swedish university in the beginning of each semester.
  • A monthly allowance of SEK 12,000 to cover your living expenses throughout the study period.
  • Insurance against illness and accident.
  • A travel grant of SEK 15,000 (*10,000 for scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). This is a one-time payment and does not apply for students already living in Sweden.
  • Membership in the SI Network for Future Global Professionals (NFGP) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build a network while in Sweden.
  • After your scholarship period has ended, you become a member of the SI Alumni Network. As a member, you get a unique opportunity for continued networking and professional development.

The scholarship does not…

  • Provide additional grants for family members.
  • Cover the application fee to University Admissions.
  • Allow changes to the study programme. We are only able to support you through the awarded master’s programme.
  • Allow extensions or changes to the awarded scholarship period.


The scholarship is open for applications once every year, for master’s studies beginning in the autumn semester. In order to apply you must: 

  • Be a citizen of one of the 41 countries that is eligible for the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals; 
  • Apply for a master’s programme that is eligible for the SI scholarship;  
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees at University Admissions;  
  • Have demonstrated work experience; 
  • Have demonstrated leadership experience from current or previous employer, or from civil society engagement.

Selection Process

Key dates:

  • 16 October – 15 January: Apply to Swedish master’s programmes through University Admissions. 
  • November: SI Scholarship application documents are published.
  • 12 – 28 February: Application portal for the SI Scholarship is open.
  • 21 March – University admissions announcement day.
  • 25 April: SI Scholarship announcement day.

Method of Application

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Apply for a master’s programme: DATE:16 OCT 2024 – 15 JAN 2024

Apply for a Global Professionals scholarship: DATE:1 NOV 2024 – 28 FEB 2024

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: February 28, 2024.