Latest Scholarship Opportunities In Sweden For African Students

By Adeyemi Bukola on 13-Nov-2020


Studying in Sweden is different from studying in other countries because Swedish universities have an open climate with a strong focus on group work. The Swedish education system focuses more on your academic interests than pushing students to achieve a grade. Swedish universities work to prepare students for a successful future; the job market values ambitious, innovative, and perceptive team players. Below are the latest scholarships in Sweden for international students;

1. Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals

The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) is a new scholarship program which replaces the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS), It offers a large number of master’s program scholarships at Swedish Universities in the autumn semester of 2021. The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals aims to develop future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.

Application deadline: 15 Jan/18 Feb 2021

Eligible countries: Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda, Egypt; Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Cameroon, and Nigeria.

Value: The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 15,000 (only for scholarship holders living outside Sweden).

Type: Master’s 

2. The Karolinska Institute Global Master’s Scholarships

Karolinska Institute offers the Karolinska Institute Global Master’s Scholarships to excellent international students from outside the EU/EEA who have been admitted to one of the university’s Global Master’s Program starting each autumn semester. All applicants to the Global Master’s program at Karolinska Institute who have to pay tuition fees and have paid the application fee to University Admissions will be invited to apply for the Karolinska Institute Global Master’s Scholarships.

Application deadline: 15 Jan 2021 (Annual)

Eligible countries: International students from outside the EU/EEA

Value: The KI Global Master’s Scholarship only covers the tuition fee (or part of the tuition fee for the program only partially given by Karolinska Institute).

Type: masters

3. Halmstad University Scholarships

Halmstad University offers a number of scholarships to qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who are required to pay tuition fees. These scholarships are towards the Master’s Program within any field of study offered at the University. 

Application deadline: March 11

Eligible countries: Students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland

Value: Covers 25% or 50% of the Tuition fee

Type: Masters

4. BTH Scholarships

BTH scholarship program for prospective students is available for citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish university education. Applicants to distance education at BTH are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Not more than one scholarship from this program can be awarded for one person. The scholarships are granted on the basis of academic excellence. Priority is given to applicants with the BTH study program as their first choice.

Application deadline: January 15th, 2021

Eligible countries: Non-EU/EEA countries

Value: 50% of school fees reduction

Type: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

For guidance and more information on how to apply, sign up for a study abroad consultation with us, and reach out to one of our study abroad consultants to guide you through the application and selection process.



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