Merit Scholarship (Sweden)


The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship provides a number of full scholarships for master’s programs in Sweden. The program is open to students who are citizens of countries on the OECD/DAC list. 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 each other.

  • Scholarship duration up to 2 years. It’s for programs start in autumn semester only
  • Application starts in October till January every year.


  • Applicants must be from an eligible country 
  • Have at least 3,000 hours of experience from full-time/part-time employment, voluntary work, paid/unpaid internship, and/or position of trust. 
  • Applicants must display academic qualifications and leadership experience. 
  • In addition, applicants should show an 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.


English test/s: Note that English language proficiency certificate (IELTS/British council) is one of the requirements by the embassy to get the visa, and not necessarily required by the university for the application.

Helpful Links

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