Visby Scholarships for PhD studies and Postdoctoral Research by Swedish Institute

Deadline: 16 January 2016
Open to: PhD students, Postdoctoral researcher and Senior scientist from Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine
Scholarship: PhD students SEK 15,000 monthly, Researchers and scientists SEK 18,000 monthly, Insurance


Swedish institute offers about 40 scholarships through its Visby Programme. The aim of the Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centered on the Baltic Sea while also including EU Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. The objective is to strengthen co-operation and network-building between below mentioned countries and Sweden in fields such as higher education and research.


The Visby Programme is open to citizens of the following countries: Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
The programme provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study. Candidates belonging to any of the following categories may apply:

  • PhD student, applying for a part of his/her ongoing PhD studies to be carried out in Sweden (12 months maximum);
  • Postdoctoral researcher, with priority given to holders of a PhD degree from 2011 or later (12 months maximum);
  • Senior scientist holding PhD degree obtained before 2011 (6 months maximum).


The scholarship is free of tax and amounts to SEK 15,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18,000 per month for postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists. The scholarship cannot be prolonged or extended. Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

How to apply?

Please read the instructions and complete the application enclosures, before entering the online application form. The scholarship application call for the academic year 2016/2017 is open till 16 January 2016.

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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