Swedish Master Scholarships for Students from East Europe

Deadline: 11 February 2013
Open to: Students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia.
Scholarship: 9000 SEK (cca 1000 Eur)/month + 5000 SEK (cca 570 Eur) for travel costs

The program aims to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research. About 10 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting August 2013. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.


The program is open to candidates from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia. The scholarships are intended for students from these countries for full time studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester, August 2013. There is no age limit for scholarship holders.

Scholarships cannot be granted to students who:

  • Have already lived in Sweden for two years or more, previous to the scholarship period.
  • Have a permanent residence or work permit in Sweden.
  • Have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for Master’s level studies or research at a Swedish university.
  • Already hold a master’s degree from a Swedish university/university college.
  • Are currently enrolled in a study program at bachelor’s or master’s level at a Swedish university or university college.

Application procedure

The scholarship application period for the academic year 2013/2014 will be February 1 until February 11, 2013. A list of successful candidates will be published here before deadline to accept your place at the study program.

The eligible master programs are within the area of social science and environmental studies and have been selected by the Swedish universities. The list of eligible study programs can be found here.

How to apply:

  1. Apply for a study program at a Swedish host university by using the Swedish official online application service for academic studies in Sweden. This has to be done before the student can apply for a SI scholarship. Please observe that the personal application number retrieved in the confirmation from your study program registration has to be used when applying for a scholarship in the next step.
  2. Submit the payment of your application fee here.
  3. Apply for a scholarship. This step can only be taken once having successfully registered an application for a study program at a Swedish university. Up to four programs can be applied for in order to maximize the chances to get admitted. In this case the candidate has to make a separate scholarship application to each of the study programs. The online scholarship application form for the academic year 2013/2014 will be open between February 1-11, 2013!

Before applying for a scholarship:

1. Apply to a study program at a Swedish university before January 15, 2013, by using the on-line application service at Univeristyadmissions.se. Programs eligible for scholarships are listed here. The programs have been selected by the universities in cooperation with the Swedish Institute. Please observe that the personal application number retrieved in the confirmation from your study program registration has to be used when applying for a scholarship.

2. Prepare the mandatory enclosures for your scholarship application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of maximum three pages. Additional pages will not be considered.
    Europass format ONLY, use this template.
  • Motivation letter. Has to be completed by using the SI template found here.
    Read the questions in the Motivation letter thoroughly and be explicit in your reasoning.  Answers may not exceed the allowed number of characters for each question.

Kindly note that no other documents than the Europass CV and Motivation letter should be submitted. More information about the details of the application procedure can be found here.


The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month.  The scholarship is only awarded for programs starting in the fall semester 2013 (August) and is granted for one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time, but will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that study results are satisfactory. The scholarship is designed to cover living costs and study expenses for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended beyond the study program period nor can the scholarship be transferred to another study program and/or university.

  • Travel grants:Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 5,000 and is meant to cover also the return flight.
  • Insurance: Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

The official website.

16 thoughts on “Swedish Master Scholarships for Students from East Europe

    1. Dear Simona,

      There is no information about toefl exam on the official website, so probably it is not necessary to apply for this scholarship. But please contact the organizaers to make sure.

      Best regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  1. Yes, they need TOEFL or IELTS.

    This scholarship is offered every year, and for the second time in the row they want a payment of aplication fee, which is circa 100 euros.

    For the first time, they shredded the list of Master courses. Previously, there were 4 or 5 PDF pages, now there are 1,5.

  2. I do not get this 🙂 How to apply for this scholarship? It makes me confused because I do not know to whom to send so many documents, and whom only CV and Mottivation letter and who pays this fee and how?

    1. Dear confused:)

      Please read and follow the instructions carefully. First you should review the available programmes at Swedish universities. You have the link where you can check the eligible programs. Then you look for that program here: https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start and you apply for it. Applying for programme should be done before applying for scholarship. For more detailed information you should check also the official website. You also have link in application section of our post on details about applying on scholarship. Please read carefully and it will become less confusing.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Drilon,

      You should probably have all documents complete by 11 Feb, however you can check about TOEFL with the responsible contact persons. You can find the contacts probably at the official website.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

    1. Dear Laureta,

      But it says: The online scholarship application form for the academic year 2013/2014 will be open between February 1-11, 2013! You have not missed the scholarships' deadline, however you should check for contact person at the official website and ask whether you can still apply for a programme although you have missed the 15 January deadline.

      Kind regards,
      Mladiinfo team

  3. i don’t think so. i don’t know what your school’s like, but when i was aweradd financial aid (grants etc.) it went right into my tuition; i didn’t even get a check! if you did, like from a scholarship, then you could use it for anything i suppose, but i’d rather use it to pay for school!

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