Visby Programme Scholarships for Master’s Level Studies

Deadline: 09 February 2018
Open to: candidates from  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
Scholarship: around EUR 910 montly grant for living expenses; insurance; tuition fee cover; travel grant of around EUR 506


The Swedish Institute (SI) Visby Programme is a scholarship programme for a student, research and expert mobility in both directions between Sweden and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

The Visby Programme aims at building capacity in young professionals who have the ambition to play an active role in society and to contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.

The programme focuses on the individual mobility of young, academic talents to promote professional collaboration and lasting relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The goal is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region where environmental and social sustainability, innovation and responsibility in management are key factors in achieving sustainable economic growth and regional development.


The programme is open to candidates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine. A scholarship cannot be granted for a student who:

  • have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period;
  • have a Swedish or EU/EES citizenship*, permanent residence permit or a work permit in Sweden;
  • have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for master’s level studies or research at a Swedish university/university college. Former participants of the SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP), and students who have attended SI summer courses in the Swedish language, or the Swedish Institute Summer University (SISU) may still apply;
  • have already been awarded three or more scholarships/grants from SI;
  • already hold a degree from a Swedish university/university college;
  • are currently enrolled in a study programme at a Swedish university/university college.

*Exception. Students with dual citizenships may still apply for a Visby scholarship but must apply with their eligible citizenship both to the Swedish Institute and University Admissions.


How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.