299 international students awarded SI’s Scholarship for Global Professionals

Every year, the Swedish Institute awards for master studies at Swedish universities. Today, 299 people from 40 countries are awarded scholarship starting the academic year 2023/2024.

The SI Scholarship for Global Professional has the aim of empowering future global leaders whose ambition is to work toward a democratic, just and sustainable society in their home countries and regions. The scholarship is awarded based on academic merits, work and leadership experience, as well as one’s prerequisites of contributing to sustainable development. The total budget for this year’s scholarship holders comprises approximately SEK 163 million.  
This year, SI received over 20 percent more applications for the scholarship. 9843 applications were received and out of those 7172 passed SI:s first screening process and were admitted to Swedish universities on 30 March, which are some of the requirements to be considered for the scholarship. 
The final scholarship holders will be studying at 29 different higher education institutions in Sweden and are enrolled in 192 different study programmes. Among the most popular study fields are: social science, technology, and science.

Madeleine Sjöstedt, Director General of the Swedish Institute emphasises on the importance of the scholarship and the relations with SI scholarship awardees:
 Since 1945 we have worked to strengthen relations between Sweden and the world and our scholarship programme is an important tool in that. Studying in Sweden gives these talents more tools and increased knowledge to work with sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in their home countries. This year we’ve seen a record high interest in our scholarship from great talent all over the world, and we look forward to build a fruitful relationship with the new scholarship awardees. Welcome to Sweden.

Download the list of awarded scholarship holders 2023/2024 here.


I’m on the list! What’s next? 

If you are on the list of successful scholarship recipients, first of all congratulations! You will receive an official scholarship offer by e-mail by 2-3 May. Make sure to accept the scholarship offer by the deadline indicated in your e-mail. The offer is only valid for the master’s programme stated in the offer. Also, please make sure to decline admissions and/or reserve places to other master’s programmes at University Admissions according to the instructions in your e-mail. 

If you’re on the reserve list, you will be informed via e-mail in May/June, if you are offered a scholarship. If you don’t receive an offer by this date, unfortunately you will not receive a scholarship for this academic year. You are welcome to re-apply during the next application period. 

 I’m not on the list. What’s next? 

If you’re not on the list, you have unfortunately not been offered a scholarship, or a reserve place. Applicants who are not offered a scholarship will not be notified individually. Please visit studyinsweden.se/scholarships to look for other sources of scholarship funding, including university and third-party scholarships.