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Swedish Institute Scholarships For Global Professionals

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Swedish Institute Scholarships For Global Professionals

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January 15, 2021
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Funding Type
Fully Funded
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The aim of SI Scholarship for Global Professionals to develop global leaders in the future, who would contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to sustainable and positive development in their home countries and region.

 

This program is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It offers a unique opportunity to experience Swedish culture and society, develops both scholastically and professionally, and build a long-lasting connection with Sweden and other scholarship holders. Generally, 4-6% of the candidates are granted a Global Professionals scholarship.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.
  • Applicants must be liable to pay education fees to Swedish universities, have followed all the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the qualified master’s programs by 9 April 2021.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience from the previous or current employment.
  • He must be a resident of an eligible country: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Benefits

Benefits

Swedish Institute completely covers tuition fees to the Swedish university that the applicant is attending. It is paid directly by the Institute at the commencement of each semester.

 

  • Candidates would receive a regular compensation of SEK 10,000 to cover their living expenditures throughout the scholarship. This compensation is given every month throughout the period of the scholarship.
  • Insurance against accident and illness.
  • Affiliation with the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to support the applicants to build their network while in Sweden, and to grow professionally.
  • After the scholarship period ends, candidates get the membership to SI Alumni Network. As an affiliate, they get a unique opportunity for continued networking and to further develop themselves professionally. The local networks exist globally and presently comprise over 15,000 talented graduates from over 140 countries.
  • For Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe, the scholarship also comprises of a travel allowance of SEK 15,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time compensation and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.
  • For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, or Ukraine. The scholarship also comprises a travel allowance of SEK 10,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time payment and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.

 

The scholarship does not cover:

 

  • Extra allowances for the members of the family.
  • Application fee to University Admissions.

Program Venue

Program Country
Sweden

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Application Process

Application Process

Who can apply for Global Professionals?

 

The administration is looking for determined professionals seeking to make a difference by working with subjects that contribute to a fair and sustainable development in their home country and region; and also have a strong knowledge of how a study program in Sweden would help their country and region. Importance would be given to candidates with a relevant and strong demonstrated management experience along with a professional background.

 

Mandatory documents

 

The applicant should only submit the mandatory documents listed below in the online scholarship application. The administration would not consider any other documents apart from the mandatory ones. Applicants have to complete their application in English by using their templates and forms provided under and complete them as per the instructions both under and in the forms, otherwise, the applications would be ineligible. It would be important to note the length limitation for answers and the documents.

 

A comprehensive application contains:

 

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Completed and Valid work proof with leadership experience
  • Valid passport copy

 

Note: The application would be ineligible if any of the mandatory documents are missing.

 

Letter of Motivation

 

Applicants need to use the Global Professionals form for the Letter of motivation 2021/2022. They must fill in and upload the Letter of motivation as a PDF-file on the application portal within the period of application.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Applicants have to use the Global Professionals form for CV 2021/2022 and the CV must not exceed three pages. It’s upon the applicants to decide which parts are related to their application. Extra pages would not be considered during the appraisal.

 

Reference Letters

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for the reference letter 2021/2022. It would be mandatory that one reference letter is based on work experience. All reference letters must be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the mentioned organization or notary office. The letters must be entered, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ.

 

Two different reference letters are compulsory as part of the application. It is also meriting if the second reference letter is based on the applicant’s participation in networks or civil society organizations outside of their regular work.

 

Leadership experience and work proof

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for leadership experience and work proof 2021/2022, and it has to be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The forms must be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ

 

Valid Passport Copy

 

Applicants must submit a valid passport copy in the application. It must evidently show the applicant’s personal information, including nationality, name, and photo. A passport must be included in the CV as a last fourth page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that he/she has a passport copy that could be used as part of the application.

 

Selection and evaluation procedure:

 

  • Screening. Prohibiting all candidates, who failed to submit an accurate application or not meeting the eligibility criteria
  • Appraisal before admissions. Grading and appraisal of all qualified applications.
  • Appraisal after admissions. Final appraisal of applications that has been admitted to a qualified master’s program.
  • Accumulating a shortlist of the best and most capable applicants.
  • Concluding selection. Scholarship beneficiaries are nominated, therefore concluding the selection and evaluation procedure.

 

Screening

 

After the deadline of application, a screening process would be carried out for all applications and prohibit those not meeting the eligibility criteria for Global Professionals.  If applicants failed to follow the instructions for the mandatory documents, such as incorrect form, incomplete application, missing valid stamp, etc., then the entire application would also be ineligible. Details are given in the instructions in the forms and on the official website. So, all the available information must be read prudently.

 

Assessment before admissions

 

The administration would go through all the qualified applications and assess all of the information provided in the applications by applicants. They would then be graded with precise consideration for the purpose and goal of the scholarship program. The application quality would be vital in the selection.  The institute prefers active and brilliant professionals with aptitude, a platform, and motivation to contribute to global development.

 

Assessment after admissions

 

After the announcement of admission results for master’s studies at universityadmissions.se on 9 April 2021, the final assessment of the applications (still eligible for the scholarship) would be made.

 

Shortlist

 

Through the assessment procedure described above, a shortlist of the best candidates would be compiled. The administration would give importance to several aspects which could be found in the eligibility criteria section. However, the institute aims at having all genders represented as equally as possible in the concluding list of scholarship beneficiaries. It also wants to include as many of the qualified countries, and Swedish universities as possible, provided there is an adequate number of quality submissions. The administration while staying within their budget, might make some additional changes in the concluding selection to achieve the distribution that they are pointing towards. Nevertheless, they don’t have any quotas for specific fields of study, Swedish universities, countries, etc., and choose the scholarship beneficiaries.

 

Final selection

 

After all the above aspects have been taken into consideration, the final selection of scholarship beneficiaries would be accomplished.

 

Data protection and integrity

 

As the Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency, so all applications received by institutions are in the public domain. Personal information given to process the application is used by the administrators. They would continue to use this personal data of scholarship recipients to manage it, while following the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swedish Principle of Public Access to Information. SI workers and external professionals who have signed a contract of compliance, handle the personal information.

 

How to apply

 

  • Apply for a master’s program commencing from 16 Oct 2020 – 15 Jan 2021
  • Apply for a Global Professionals scholarship commencing from 8 Feb 2021 – 18 Feb 2021
  • Announcements from University Admissions commencing from 9 Apr 2021
  • Announcement of SI scholarship beneficiaries commencing from 28 Apr 2021

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If applicants have applied to several master’s programs

 

Applicants have to submit only one scholarship application, irrespective of how many master’s programs that, they have applied for through universityadmissions.se. They can apply for SI scholarships for up to four appropriate master’s programs.

 

Note: If applicants have applied for master’s programs at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), they must create and submit an additional scholarship application distinctly. Every scholarship application should have only one of the attached, no matter how many master’s programs they have applied for.

 

If they are only applying for SI scholarships at SSE, they would need to submit one scholarship application for all the master’s programs at SSE that they have applied for. They must attach all the mandatory documents in both the applications of scholarship if they have applied at SSE and universityadmissions.se.

 

Fully Funded

Opening Date
October 16, 2020
Time Left
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Days
00
Hours
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Minutes

Swedish Institute Scholarships For Global Professionals

Deadline
January 15, 2021
swedish-22

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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type Type
Scholarship
Job Type
Full Time
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The aim of SI Scholarship for Global Professionals to develop global leaders in the future, who would contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to sustainable and positive development in their home countries and region.

 

This program is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It offers a unique opportunity to experience Swedish culture and society, develops both scholastically and professionally, and build a long-lasting connection with Sweden and other scholarship holders. Generally, 4-6% of the candidates are granted a Global Professionals scholarship.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.
  • Applicants must be liable to pay education fees to Swedish universities, have followed all the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the qualified master’s programs by 9 April 2021.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience from the previous or current employment.
  • He must be a resident of an eligible country: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Benefits

Benefits

Swedish Institute completely covers tuition fees to the Swedish university that the applicant is attending. It is paid directly by the Institute at the commencement of each semester.

 

  • Candidates would receive a regular compensation of SEK 10,000 to cover their living expenditures throughout the scholarship. This compensation is given every month throughout the period of the scholarship.
  • Insurance against accident and illness.
  • Affiliation with the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to support the applicants to build their network while in Sweden, and to grow professionally.
  • After the scholarship period ends, candidates get the membership to SI Alumni Network. As an affiliate, they get a unique opportunity for continued networking and to further develop themselves professionally. The local networks exist globally and presently comprise over 15,000 talented graduates from over 140 countries.
  • For Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe, the scholarship also comprises of a travel allowance of SEK 15,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time compensation and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.
  • For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, or Ukraine. The scholarship also comprises a travel allowance of SEK 10,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time payment and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.

 

The scholarship does not cover:

 

  • Extra allowances for the members of the family.
  • Application fee to University Admissions.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Application Process

Application Process

Who can apply for Global Professionals?

 

The administration is looking for determined professionals seeking to make a difference by working with subjects that contribute to a fair and sustainable development in their home country and region; and also have a strong knowledge of how a study program in Sweden would help their country and region. Importance would be given to candidates with a relevant and strong demonstrated management experience along with a professional background.

 

Mandatory documents

 

The applicant should only submit the mandatory documents listed below in the online scholarship application. The administration would not consider any other documents apart from the mandatory ones. Applicants have to complete their application in English by using their templates and forms provided under and complete them as per the instructions both under and in the forms, otherwise, the applications would be ineligible. It would be important to note the length limitation for answers and the documents.

 

A comprehensive application contains:

 

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Completed and Valid work proof with leadership experience
  • Valid passport copy

 

Note: The application would be ineligible if any of the mandatory documents are missing.

 

Letter of Motivation

 

Applicants need to use the Global Professionals form for the Letter of motivation 2021/2022. They must fill in and upload the Letter of motivation as a PDF-file on the application portal within the period of application.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Applicants have to use the Global Professionals form for CV 2021/2022 and the CV must not exceed three pages. It’s upon the applicants to decide which parts are related to their application. Extra pages would not be considered during the appraisal.

 

Reference Letters

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for the reference letter 2021/2022. It would be mandatory that one reference letter is based on work experience. All reference letters must be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the mentioned organization or notary office. The letters must be entered, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ.

 

Two different reference letters are compulsory as part of the application. It is also meriting if the second reference letter is based on the applicant’s participation in networks or civil society organizations outside of their regular work.

 

Leadership experience and work proof

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for leadership experience and work proof 2021/2022, and it has to be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The forms must be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ

 

Valid Passport Copy

 

Applicants must submit a valid passport copy in the application. It must evidently show the applicant’s personal information, including nationality, name, and photo. A passport must be included in the CV as a last fourth page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that he/she has a passport copy that could be used as part of the application.

 

Selection and evaluation procedure:

 

  • Screening. Prohibiting all candidates, who failed to submit an accurate application or not meeting the eligibility criteria
  • Appraisal before admissions. Grading and appraisal of all qualified applications.
  • Appraisal after admissions. Final appraisal of applications that has been admitted to a qualified master’s program.
  • Accumulating a shortlist of the best and most capable applicants.
  • Concluding selection. Scholarship beneficiaries are nominated, therefore concluding the selection and evaluation procedure.

 

Screening

 

After the deadline of application, a screening process would be carried out for all applications and prohibit those not meeting the eligibility criteria for Global Professionals.  If applicants failed to follow the instructions for the mandatory documents, such as incorrect form, incomplete application, missing valid stamp, etc., then the entire application would also be ineligible. Details are given in the instructions in the forms and on the official website. So, all the available information must be read prudently.

 

Assessment before admissions

 

The administration would go through all the qualified applications and assess all of the information provided in the applications by applicants. They would then be graded with precise consideration for the purpose and goal of the scholarship program. The application quality would be vital in the selection.  The institute prefers active and brilliant professionals with aptitude, a platform, and motivation to contribute to global development.

 

Assessment after admissions

 

After the announcement of admission results for master’s studies at universityadmissions.se on 9 April 2021, the final assessment of the applications (still eligible for the scholarship) would be made.

 

Shortlist

 

Through the assessment procedure described above, a shortlist of the best candidates would be compiled. The administration would give importance to several aspects which could be found in the eligibility criteria section. However, the institute aims at having all genders represented as equally as possible in the concluding list of scholarship beneficiaries. It also wants to include as many of the qualified countries, and Swedish universities as possible, provided there is an adequate number of quality submissions. The administration while staying within their budget, might make some additional changes in the concluding selection to achieve the distribution that they are pointing towards. Nevertheless, they don’t have any quotas for specific fields of study, Swedish universities, countries, etc., and choose the scholarship beneficiaries.

 

Final selection

 

After all the above aspects have been taken into consideration, the final selection of scholarship beneficiaries would be accomplished.

 

Data protection and integrity

 

As the Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency, so all applications received by institutions are in the public domain. Personal information given to process the application is used by the administrators. They would continue to use this personal data of scholarship recipients to manage it, while following the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swedish Principle of Public Access to Information. SI workers and external professionals who have signed a contract of compliance, handle the personal information.

 

How to apply

 

  • Apply for a master’s program commencing from 16 Oct 2020 – 15 Jan 2021
  • Apply for a Global Professionals scholarship commencing from 8 Feb 2021 – 18 Feb 2021
  • Announcements from University Admissions commencing from 9 Apr 2021
  • Announcement of SI scholarship beneficiaries commencing from 28 Apr 2021

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If applicants have applied to several master’s programs

 

Applicants have to submit only one scholarship application, irrespective of how many master’s programs that, they have applied for through universityadmissions.se. They can apply for SI scholarships for up to four appropriate master’s programs.

 

Note: If applicants have applied for master’s programs at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), they must create and submit an additional scholarship application distinctly. Every scholarship application should have only one of the attached, no matter how many master’s programs they have applied for.

 

If they are only applying for SI scholarships at SSE, they would need to submit one scholarship application for all the master’s programs at SSE that they have applied for. They must attach all the mandatory documents in both the applications of scholarship if they have applied at SSE and universityadmissions.se.

 

Fully Funded

Opening Date
October 16, 2020
Time Left
00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes

Swedish Institute Scholarships For Global Professionals

Deadline
January 15, 2021
swedish-22

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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Intership Type
Select Type
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The aim of SI Scholarship for Global Professionals to develop global leaders in the future, who would contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to sustainable and positive development in their home countries and region.

 

This program is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It offers a unique opportunity to experience Swedish culture and society, develops both scholastically and professionally, and build a long-lasting connection with Sweden and other scholarship holders. Generally, 4-6% of the candidates are granted a Global Professionals scholarship.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.
  • Applicants must be liable to pay education fees to Swedish universities, have followed all the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the qualified master’s programs by 9 April 2021.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience from the previous or current employment.
  • He must be a resident of an eligible country: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Benefits

Benefits

Swedish Institute completely covers tuition fees to the Swedish university that the applicant is attending. It is paid directly by the Institute at the commencement of each semester.

 

  • Candidates would receive a regular compensation of SEK 10,000 to cover their living expenditures throughout the scholarship. This compensation is given every month throughout the period of the scholarship.
  • Insurance against accident and illness.
  • Affiliation with the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to support the applicants to build their network while in Sweden, and to grow professionally.
  • After the scholarship period ends, candidates get the membership to SI Alumni Network. As an affiliate, they get a unique opportunity for continued networking and to further develop themselves professionally. The local networks exist globally and presently comprise over 15,000 talented graduates from over 140 countries.
  • For Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe, the scholarship also comprises of a travel allowance of SEK 15,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time compensation and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.
  • For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, or Ukraine. The scholarship also comprises a travel allowance of SEK 10,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time payment and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.

 

The scholarship does not cover:

 

  • Extra allowances for the members of the family.
  • Application fee to University Admissions.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Application Process

Application Process

Who can apply for Global Professionals?

 

The administration is looking for determined professionals seeking to make a difference by working with subjects that contribute to a fair and sustainable development in their home country and region; and also have a strong knowledge of how a study program in Sweden would help their country and region. Importance would be given to candidates with a relevant and strong demonstrated management experience along with a professional background.

 

Mandatory documents

 

The applicant should only submit the mandatory documents listed below in the online scholarship application. The administration would not consider any other documents apart from the mandatory ones. Applicants have to complete their application in English by using their templates and forms provided under and complete them as per the instructions both under and in the forms, otherwise, the applications would be ineligible. It would be important to note the length limitation for answers and the documents.

 

A comprehensive application contains:

 

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Completed and Valid work proof with leadership experience
  • Valid passport copy

 

Note: The application would be ineligible if any of the mandatory documents are missing.

 

Letter of Motivation

 

Applicants need to use the Global Professionals form for the Letter of motivation 2021/2022. They must fill in and upload the Letter of motivation as a PDF-file on the application portal within the period of application.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Applicants have to use the Global Professionals form for CV 2021/2022 and the CV must not exceed three pages. It’s upon the applicants to decide which parts are related to their application. Extra pages would not be considered during the appraisal.

 

Reference Letters

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for the reference letter 2021/2022. It would be mandatory that one reference letter is based on work experience. All reference letters must be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the mentioned organization or notary office. The letters must be entered, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ.

 

Two different reference letters are compulsory as part of the application. It is also meriting if the second reference letter is based on the applicant’s participation in networks or civil society organizations outside of their regular work.

 

Leadership experience and work proof

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for leadership experience and work proof 2021/2022, and it has to be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The forms must be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ

 

Valid Passport Copy

 

Applicants must submit a valid passport copy in the application. It must evidently show the applicant’s personal information, including nationality, name, and photo. A passport must be included in the CV as a last fourth page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that he/she has a passport copy that could be used as part of the application.

 

Selection and evaluation procedure:

 

  • Screening. Prohibiting all candidates, who failed to submit an accurate application or not meeting the eligibility criteria
  • Appraisal before admissions. Grading and appraisal of all qualified applications.
  • Appraisal after admissions. Final appraisal of applications that has been admitted to a qualified master’s program.
  • Accumulating a shortlist of the best and most capable applicants.
  • Concluding selection. Scholarship beneficiaries are nominated, therefore concluding the selection and evaluation procedure.

 

Screening

 

After the deadline of application, a screening process would be carried out for all applications and prohibit those not meeting the eligibility criteria for Global Professionals.  If applicants failed to follow the instructions for the mandatory documents, such as incorrect form, incomplete application, missing valid stamp, etc., then the entire application would also be ineligible. Details are given in the instructions in the forms and on the official website. So, all the available information must be read prudently.

 

Assessment before admissions

 

The administration would go through all the qualified applications and assess all of the information provided in the applications by applicants. They would then be graded with precise consideration for the purpose and goal of the scholarship program. The application quality would be vital in the selection.  The institute prefers active and brilliant professionals with aptitude, a platform, and motivation to contribute to global development.

 

Assessment after admissions

 

After the announcement of admission results for master’s studies at universityadmissions.se on 9 April 2021, the final assessment of the applications (still eligible for the scholarship) would be made.

 

Shortlist

 

Through the assessment procedure described above, a shortlist of the best candidates would be compiled. The administration would give importance to several aspects which could be found in the eligibility criteria section. However, the institute aims at having all genders represented as equally as possible in the concluding list of scholarship beneficiaries. It also wants to include as many of the qualified countries, and Swedish universities as possible, provided there is an adequate number of quality submissions. The administration while staying within their budget, might make some additional changes in the concluding selection to achieve the distribution that they are pointing towards. Nevertheless, they don’t have any quotas for specific fields of study, Swedish universities, countries, etc., and choose the scholarship beneficiaries.

 

Final selection

 

After all the above aspects have been taken into consideration, the final selection of scholarship beneficiaries would be accomplished.

 

Data protection and integrity

 

As the Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency, so all applications received by institutions are in the public domain. Personal information given to process the application is used by the administrators. They would continue to use this personal data of scholarship recipients to manage it, while following the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swedish Principle of Public Access to Information. SI workers and external professionals who have signed a contract of compliance, handle the personal information.

 

How to apply

 

  • Apply for a master’s program commencing from 16 Oct 2020 – 15 Jan 2021
  • Apply for a Global Professionals scholarship commencing from 8 Feb 2021 – 18 Feb 2021
  • Announcements from University Admissions commencing from 9 Apr 2021
  • Announcement of SI scholarship beneficiaries commencing from 28 Apr 2021

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If applicants have applied to several master’s programs

 

Applicants have to submit only one scholarship application, irrespective of how many master’s programs that, they have applied for through universityadmissions.se. They can apply for SI scholarships for up to four appropriate master’s programs.

 

Note: If applicants have applied for master’s programs at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), they must create and submit an additional scholarship application distinctly. Every scholarship application should have only one of the attached, no matter how many master’s programs they have applied for.

 

If they are only applying for SI scholarships at SSE, they would need to submit one scholarship application for all the master’s programs at SSE that they have applied for. They must attach all the mandatory documents in both the applications of scholarship if they have applied at SSE and universityadmissions.se.

 

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FUNDING TYPE

Fully Funded
Fully Funded

Description

The aim of SI Scholarship for Global Professionals to develop global leaders in the future, who would contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to sustainable and positive development in their home countries and region.

 

This program is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It offers a unique opportunity to experience Swedish culture and society, develops both scholastically and professionally, and build a long-lasting connection with Sweden and other scholarship holders. Generally, 4-6% of the candidates are granted a Global Professionals scholarship.

BENIFITS

Swedish Institute completely covers tuition fees to the Swedish university that the applicant is attending. It is paid directly by the Institute at the commencement of each semester.

 

  • Candidates would receive a regular compensation of SEK 10,000 to cover their living expenditures throughout the scholarship. This compensation is given every month throughout the period of the scholarship.
  • Insurance against accident and illness.
  • Affiliation with the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to support the applicants to build their network while in Sweden, and to grow professionally.
  • After the scholarship period ends, candidates get the membership to SI Alumni Network. As an affiliate, they get a unique opportunity for continued networking and to further develop themselves professionally. The local networks exist globally and presently comprise over 15,000 talented graduates from over 140 countries.
  • For Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe, the scholarship also comprises of a travel allowance of SEK 15,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time compensation and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.
  • For Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey, or Ukraine. The scholarship also comprises a travel allowance of SEK 10,000 for the entire period of study. It’s only a one-time payment and does not apply to students already residing in Sweden.

 

The scholarship does not cover:

 

  • Extra allowances for the members of the family.
  • Application fee to University Admissions.

Eligibilities

  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of demonstrated employment.
  • Applicants must be liable to pay education fees to Swedish universities, have followed all the steps of university admission, and be admitted to one of the qualified master’s programs by 9 April 2021.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience from the previous or current employment.
  • He must be a resident of an eligible country: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Belarus; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Moldova; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

For Further Queries:

Swedish Institute
Virkesvägen 2
120 30 Stockholm

+46-8-453 7800
[email protected]

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Who can apply for Global Professionals?

 

The administration is looking for determined professionals seeking to make a difference by working with subjects that contribute to a fair and sustainable development in their home country and region; and also have a strong knowledge of how a study program in Sweden would help their country and region. Importance would be given to candidates with a relevant and strong demonstrated management experience along with a professional background.

 

Mandatory documents

 

The applicant should only submit the mandatory documents listed below in the online scholarship application. The administration would not consider any other documents apart from the mandatory ones. Applicants have to complete their application in English by using their templates and forms provided under and complete them as per the instructions both under and in the forms, otherwise, the applications would be ineligible. It would be important to note the length limitation for answers and the documents.

 

A comprehensive application contains:

 

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Completed and Valid work proof with leadership experience
  • Valid passport copy

 

Note: The application would be ineligible if any of the mandatory documents are missing.

 

Letter of Motivation

 

Applicants need to use the Global Professionals form for the Letter of motivation 2021/2022. They must fill in and upload the Letter of motivation as a PDF-file on the application portal within the period of application.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

Applicants have to use the Global Professionals form for CV 2021/2022 and the CV must not exceed three pages. It’s upon the applicants to decide which parts are related to their application. Extra pages would not be considered during the appraisal.

 

Reference Letters

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for the reference letter 2021/2022. It would be mandatory that one reference letter is based on work experience. All reference letters must be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the mentioned organization or notary office. The letters must be entered, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ.

 

Two different reference letters are compulsory as part of the application. It is also meriting if the second reference letter is based on the applicant’s participation in networks or civil society organizations outside of their regular work.

 

Leadership experience and work proof

 

Applicants must use the Global Professionals form for leadership experience and work proof 2021/2022, and it has to be signed by the arbitrator and stamped with an authorized stamp of the referred organization or a notary office. The forms must be typed, then printed, signed, stamped, and uploaded as a sole PDF-file. More information can be found in the form instruction and FAQ

 

Valid Passport Copy

 

Applicants must submit a valid passport copy in the application. It must evidently show the applicant’s personal information, including nationality, name, and photo. A passport must be included in the CV as a last fourth page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that he/she has a passport copy that could be used as part of the application.

 

Selection and evaluation procedure:

 

  • Screening. Prohibiting all candidates, who failed to submit an accurate application or not meeting the eligibility criteria
  • Appraisal before admissions. Grading and appraisal of all qualified applications.
  • Appraisal after admissions. Final appraisal of applications that has been admitted to a qualified master’s program.
  • Accumulating a shortlist of the best and most capable applicants.
  • Concluding selection. Scholarship beneficiaries are nominated, therefore concluding the selection and evaluation procedure.

 

Screening

 

After the deadline of application, a screening process would be carried out for all applications and prohibit those not meeting the eligibility criteria for Global Professionals.  If applicants failed to follow the instructions for the mandatory documents, such as incorrect form, incomplete application, missing valid stamp, etc., then the entire application would also be ineligible. Details are given in the instructions in the forms and on the official website. So, all the available information must be read prudently.

 

Assessment before admissions

 

The administration would go through all the qualified applications and assess all of the information provided in the applications by applicants. They would then be graded with precise consideration for the purpose and goal of the scholarship program. The application quality would be vital in the selection.  The institute prefers active and brilliant professionals with aptitude, a platform, and motivation to contribute to global development.

 

Assessment after admissions

 

After the announcement of admission results for master’s studies at universityadmissions.se on 9 April 2021, the final assessment of the applications (still eligible for the scholarship) would be made.

 

Shortlist

 

Through the assessment procedure described above, a shortlist of the best candidates would be compiled. The administration would give importance to several aspects which could be found in the eligibility criteria section. However, the institute aims at having all genders represented as equally as possible in the concluding list of scholarship beneficiaries. It also wants to include as many of the qualified countries, and Swedish universities as possible, provided there is an adequate number of quality submissions. The administration while staying within their budget, might make some additional changes in the concluding selection to achieve the distribution that they are pointing towards. Nevertheless, they don’t have any quotas for specific fields of study, Swedish universities, countries, etc., and choose the scholarship beneficiaries.

 

Final selection

 

After all the above aspects have been taken into consideration, the final selection of scholarship beneficiaries would be accomplished.

 

Data protection and integrity

 

As the Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency, so all applications received by institutions are in the public domain. Personal information given to process the application is used by the administrators. They would continue to use this personal data of scholarship recipients to manage it, while following the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Swedish Principle of Public Access to Information. SI workers and external professionals who have signed a contract of compliance, handle the personal information.

 

How to apply

 

  • Apply for a master’s program commencing from 16 Oct 2020 – 15 Jan 2021
  • Apply for a Global Professionals scholarship commencing from 8 Feb 2021 – 18 Feb 2021
  • Announcements from University Admissions commencing from 9 Apr 2021
  • Announcement of SI scholarship beneficiaries commencing from 28 Apr 2021

 

Applications will be closed at:
January 15, 2021
please read the FAQs while completing your application.
January 15, 2021
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