Visby Programme Scholarships for Master Studies

Deadline: 15 January 2015 for Master programme/13 February 2015 for scholarship
Open to: candidates from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
Scholarship: EUR 970/month, tuition fee, travel grant, insurance


The aim of the Swedish Institute’s Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centred on the Baltic Sea, but also bridging to the Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation.

The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees. The scholarship is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester (August/September) and is granted for one academic year. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters provided that the student’s study results are satisfactory.

 A list of eligible master programmes for the academic year 2015/2016  is available HERE. The programmes have been selected by the Swedish Institute on the basis of thematic relevance for the SI Baltic Sea Region Cooperation.


The programme is open to candidates from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. A scholarship cannot be granted for a student who:

  • Has already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period.
  • Has a Swedish or EU/EES-citizenship, permanent residence permit or work permit in Sweden.
  • Has previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for master’s level studies or research at a Swedish university/university college.
  • Already holds a degree from a Swedish university/university college.
  • Is currently enrolled in a study programme at a Swedish university/university college.


  • the tuition fee paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute;
  • living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 (EUR 970) per month;
  • a travel grant – a one-time payment:
    • Belarus, Ukraine, Russia – SEK 4,000 (EUR 430);
    • Georgia, Moldova – SEK 5,000 (EUR 540);
  • insurance by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.


Please note that the scholarship application is separate from the application to the master’s programmes at Swedish universities. 

1. Apply to Master’s programme HERE. Application deadline is 15 January 2015.
2. Pay your application fee (SEK 900) to University Admissions. Fee deadline is 2 February 2015.
3. Apply for scholarship: Once you have submitted your application to the master’s programme/s it will be assigned a personal Application number consisting of six digits. You must use this Application number when applying for a Swedish Institute scholarship. Submit a Motivation letter, one Letter of Reference and Europass CV with your scholarship application. Scholarship application period is 2-13 February 2015. 

For further information please see the official website HERE.

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