The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business.
The Swedish Institute scholarship programmes target global talent who want to contribute and participate in building sustainable networks between Sweden and other countries.
We want our scholarship holders to play an active role in society, with potential and ambition to work actively towards issues that contribute to sustainable global change and development.
SI scholarship holders are also members of our SI Network for Future Global Leaders and after the scholarship period, SI Alumni activities and networks are available in cooperation with Swedish organisations, Foreign Missions and Alumni Associations outside Sweden. Read the Alumni blog to learn about former scholarship holders.
The following scholarship programmes are administered by the Swedish Institute:
Guest Scholarship Programme
The Guest Scholarship Programme awards scholarships to students from selected countries around the world. Scholarships are given for PhD and post-doctoral level studies.
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships are targeted at highly qualified students from from selected countries around the world. The scholarship is available for master’s degree level programmes.
The Visby Programme — Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region Exchange Programme
The programme is open to applicants from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. It is available for master’s level (only for Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine) and PhD/doctoral studies and post-doc research.
SI Scholarships for East Europe
The programme is available for master’s level studies and open to applicants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia.
For citizens of Turkey pursuing master’s level or advanced level studies in Sweden in the field of social sciences and law, such as International and European Relations, European Affairs, European Law, or Human Rights Law.
The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund
The Bicentennial Fund is open to applicants from the U.S. and awards grants from two to four weeks in length, in amounts of up to SEK 30,000. It is specifically intended for professional enrichment.