Are you a talented and ambitious citizen of South Africa and want to study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a Fully Funded scholarship? Find out if you can apply to the Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa.
The Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA) program provides a number of Fully Funded Scholarships for master’s programs in Sweden. The Scholarships are available for students who are citizens of South Africa. The scholarship program offers a unique opportunity for future leaders to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and each other.
The scholarship is intended for full-time one year or two years master’s programs, and is only awarded for programs starting in the autumn semester. The tuition fee will be paid directly to the Swedish universities in the beginning of each semester. The stipend for living expenses is paid monthly during the scholarship period.
The Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA) program 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. It is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The program offers a unique opportunity for future leaders to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture, and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and with each other. SISSA is a special initiative in connection with the Binational Commission agreement between Sweden and South Africa.
The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live. Ideal applicants are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated leadership experience, ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country in a long term perspective, and a clear idea of how a study program in Sweden would benefit their country.
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SI
- Living expenses of SEK 10,000/month
- Travel grant of SEK 15,000
- Insurance against illness and accident
- Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network and experience, while in Sweden
- Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development
To be eligible for Scholarships an applicant must:
- be only citizens of South Africa are eligible for SISSA
- be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, followed the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the eligible master’s programs by 3 April 2020
- The master’s studies must be eligible for SI Scholarships. We give greatest priority to certain subject areas
- have demonstrated work and leadership experience
To apply for Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA) 2020, applicants are required to follow:
- Only master’s programs that are on the list of eligible master’s programmes are eligible for SISSA
- To begin with, apply for up to four eligible master’s programs at universityadmissions.se by 15 January 2020
- University Admissions is the national online application service which handles admissions to universities in Sweden. It is an independent agency not related to the Swedish Institute (SI). The eligibility and application procedure for SI Scholarships and for university admissions are different.
- Once you have submitted your application to the master’s program(s) at universityadmissions.se, you will get a personal application number consisting of eight digits. Save the number as you will need it when applying for our Scholarships. Make sure that you type the correct number in the online application form, or otherwise your application will be disqualified.
- February 03, 2020 is deadline for receipt of application fee and supporting documents that are required by University Admissions. The application fee is non-refundable
- If you missed the deadlines or failed to follow the application procedure at University Admissions, you will not be eligible for SI Scholarships.
Application for Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA) 2020 will open in February 2020