Friday, May 10, 2013

Swedish Master Scholarships 2013-2014 for Students from East Europe

Swedish Master Scholarships 2013-2014 for Students from East Europe

Swedish Master Scholarships 2013-2014 for Students from East Europe
Swedish Master Scholarships 2013-2014
Swedish Master Scholarships 2013-2014 for Students from East EuropeThe program targets to promote democratic, economic and social construction thru supporting knowledge and switch of data to advanced scholars inside spaces during which Sweden is at the vanguard of educational research. Approximately 10 scholarships will be presented for studies in Sweden, starting August 2013. The scholarship covers both living prices and tuition fees.

Recipients of the SI Scholarships for East Europe have now been selected. Please click on the following link to see the list:
How many applied?
There were 148 applications from 66 applicants (applicants could apply for a scholarship for more than one program). In total, 15 scholarships were awarded.

Swedish Master Scholarships 2013-2014 for Students from East Europe

How were applications reviewed?
All applications were assessed by a selection committee, taking into consideration the relevance and quality of the personal motivation letter and CV. Universities have also been offered the opportunity to prioritize applicants. Academic qualifications were evaluated during the admission process by University Admissions in Sweden and universities and were therefore not a criteria in the selection of scholarship recipients.
What's next?
Applicants who have been awarded a scholarship will receive a formal confirmation of the scholarship offer by email. Please be sure to follow all instructions given. It is also very important that you accept your admission offer for the program you were awarded a scholarship to on You can do this by logging into your account there and answering "Yes" to the program. The deadline for accepting your admission offer is April 8, 2013.
You must officially accept your scholarship offer from The Swedish Institute by April 19, 2013.
What if I have a question about my application?
Unfortunately, due to the very large number of applications we have received, we are unable to answer questions about individual applications. We thank you for your understanding.


The program is open to candidates from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia.
Students from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are no longer eligible for this scholarship, but are now eligible to apply for The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship.
For the academic year of 2013/2014 about 10 scholarships will be offered. For the academic year of 2012/2013 we received 300 applications and a total of 11 scholarships were granted.
The applications are assessed by a selection committee taking into consideration the relevance and quality of the personal motivation letter and CV. Academic merits are already evaluated by the universities in the admission round and is not a criteria for scholarships. 

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are intended for students from the above mentioned target group for full time studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester, August 2013. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.
Scholarships cannot be granted to students who:
  • Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more, previous to the scholarship period.
  • Have a permanent residence or work permit in Sweden.
  • Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for Master’s level studies or research at a Swedish university.
  • Already hold a master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.
  • Are currently enrolled in a study program at bachelor’s or master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.

How to apply

The scholarship application period for the academic year 2013/2014 is now open. The deadline for applying is February 11, 2013. A list of successful candidates will be published on before deadline to accept your place at the study program
The eligible master programs are within the area of social science and environmental studies and have been selected by the Swedish universities. The list of eligible study programs will be published on December 1, 2012 and can be found here.
1. Apply for a study program at a Swedish host university by using the Swedish official online application service for academic studies in Sweden at This has to be done before the student can apply for a SI scholarship. Please observe that the personal application number retrieved in the confirmation from your study program registration has to be used when applying for a scholarship in the next step.
2. Submit the payment of your application fee
3. Apply for a scholarship. This step can only be taken once having successfully registered an application for a study program at a Swedish university. Up to four programs can be applied for in order to maximize the chances to get admitted. In this case the candidate has to make a separate scholarship application to each of the study programs.
More information about the details of the application procedure can be found here.

Scholarship benefits and period

The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month.
The scholarship is only awarded for programs starting in the fall semester 2013 (August) and is granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that study results are satisfactory.
The scholarship is designed to cover living costs and study expenses for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members.
The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended beyond the study program period nor can the scholarship be transferred to another study program and/or university.

SI Network for Future Global Leaders

All Swedish Institute scholarship holders are invited to become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders – a network that offers unique opportunities during and after the stay in Sweden. Together with other talented people from all around the world, the scholarship holder is able to take part in a variety of events, exchange ideas and create networks that benefit both to career and personal development.

Travel grants

Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 5,000 and is meant to cover also the return flight.


Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.
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