14 MARET 2008
Countries: The Guest Scholarship Program is open for applicants from
all countries with the exception to the Nordic countries (Sweden,
Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway). Students from Belarus,
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine should apply
to the Visby Programme.
Study levels: The program is open for PhD-students, post-doc
researchers as well as master’s level students. A few scholarships
are reserved for short term visits for students of the Swedish
language and literature.
Eligible subjects and programs: On PhD and post-doctoral level the
scholarship is open for all subjects. On master’s level the eligible
programs are listed here: Eligible Master Programs for SI
Scholarship benefits: The scholarship amounts to SEK 8 000 per month
for students/PhD researchers and SEK 12 000 per month for post-doc
researchers (holders of a PhD degree).
Scholarship period: For PhD, post-doctoral or students of Swedish
language and literature, please read the details: Application
instructions – PhD and post-doctoral level.
For master’s level programs, the scholarships are usually granted for
one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but can be
extended providing the study results are satisfying.
How to apply: For PhD, post-doctoral or students of Swedish language
and literature, please read the instructions: Application
instructions – PhD and post-doctoral level.
For master’s level studies read the instructions:
Application instructions – master’s level.
Application deadline: The application must be registered online on
January 31 24.00 CET.
The program is targeted to candidates from countries on the DAC list
of ODA Recipients (Official Development Assistance) with the
objective of promoting democratic, economic and social development
through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to researchers
and advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the
forefront of academic research.
For applicants from advanced or developed countries the objective of
the scholarship is to enhance relations between institutions and
individuals in Sweden with their counterparts in other countries.
The program provides PhD students/researchers with an excellent
opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all
fields of study. PhD students are divided into two categories: The
first category consists of students/candidates applying for a
consecutive visit as part of their PhD-studies at the home
university. The second category consists of students/candidates
applying for a scholarship according to the sandwich model (several
Holders of a PhD degree from 2003 or later applying for a post-doc
research visit to a Swedish university.
Master level students from ODA Countries will be given an opportunity
to attend qualified programs. A complete list of eligible Master
Level programs can be found on “How to apply” below.
A few scholarships are also reserved for short term visits for
students/researchers of the Swedish language and literature.
Who is eligible?
The scholarships are intended for guest students or researchers
belonging to any of the above mentioned target groups for temporary
studies/research in Sweden. Students from the Nordic countries
(Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) are not eligible to
apply for the scholarship. Students from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine should apply to the Visby
You are not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is
• You have already lived in Sweden for two years or more when
the scholarship period is due to begin.
• You have a Swedish permanent residence permit.
• You have a Swedish work permit and you are not an EU citizen.
There is no age limit for scholarship holders. You need, however, to
be fluent in English and you must apply for full-time studies or
Students/researchers previously awarded a scholarship from the SI for
study or research at a Swedish university will not be given priority.
Scholarship benefits and limitations
The scholarship amounts to SEK 8 000 per month for students/PhD
researchers and SEK 12 000 per month for post doc researchers
(holders of a PhD degree).
Scholarship holders from ODA-countries may receive a travel support
in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum,
given only once, regardless of the cost of travel.
Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia,
Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey receive 3000 SEK.
Citizens from remaining ODA-countries receive 8000 SEK.
PhD-students with a sandwich-set up will be granted travel grants in
connection with every approved visit to Sweden.
Citizens/PhD-students with a sandwich-set up from Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and
Turkey receive 2000 SEK.
Citizens/PhD-students with a sandwich-set up from remaining ODA-
countries receive 6000 SEK.
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance
against illness and accident during the scholarship period. For
citizens of EU member states and other Convention countries the
insurance applies with certain limitations.
The scholarship is designed to cover the living costs for the
scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. No bench
fee is provided.
The granted scholarship period cannot be shortened, altered or
extended. If you wish to apply for subsequent funding you must apply
within a new call for applications.
How to apply
If you intend to conduct master studies in Sweden please follow
the “SI scholarship application instructions for master studies” here.
PhD students, Post-doc researchers and Swedish language and
literature students should follow the instructions here.