The Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme for master’s studies aims at diversity and gender equality among scholarship holders. We welcome applicants regardless of age or religious beliefs.

Please read through the information below carefully before you begin your scholarship application process.

Country of citizenship

  • Only citizens of Turkey are eligible for this scholarship programme.
  • Dual citizenships: if you have dual citizenships and both are eligible for Swedish Institute (SI) scholarship programmes, you should choose only one of the citizenships when applying for SI scholarships. This means you can only apply to one SI scholarship programme or one category/initiative within SI Study Scholarships. Applicants who apply for more than one SI scholarship/category using more than one citizenship will be disqualified.


Regardless of other eligibility criteria, you are not eligible for the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme if you:

  • have already resided in Sweden for cumulatively two years or more, prior to the scholarship period (August 2019);
  • have a Swedish or EU/EEA citizenship, a Swedish permanent residence permit or a temporary work- and residence permit based on work or on family ties with a citizen of Sweden/EU/EEA country who has a temporary or permanent right of residence in Sweden;
  • have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for master’s level studies at a Swedish university/university college;
  • already hold a degree from a Swedish university/university college;
  • are currently enrolled in a study programme at a Swedish university/university college; or
  • have a dual citizenship from countries not listed onthe DAC list of ODA recipients.

Eligible programmes

We grant scholarships to a limited number of master’s programmes starting in the autumn semester 2019. We will publish a list of eligible master’s programmes for the academic year 2019/2020 here by 1 December 2018.

Work and leadership experience

Information about the eligibility for work and leadership experience will be published here by 1 December 218.

University application

Regarding the university application, you must also:

  • be liable to pay tuition fees in Sweden, according to the information at University Admissions. Kindly contact University Admissions directly regarding questions related to application and tuition fee.
  • have paid the application fee for master’s programmes at University Admissions on time before 1 February 2019.
  • be admitted (including conditionally admitted) to one of eligible master’s programmes for the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme by 4 April 2019. You can only be awarded a scholarship for the master’s programme you are admitted to by 4 April. Master’s programme to which you are listed as reserve will not be considered. Therefore it is important that you make sure to decline reserve places on time so that your admission will not be changed. Check the instructions on how you should answer your admissions at University Admissions. Please directly contact University Admissions if you have any questions. If you are only listed as reserve and are not admitted to any of the eligible master’s programmes, you will not be considered for an SI scholarship. There are no scholarships available for late admissions. We will publish a list of eligible master’s programmes for the academic year 2019/2020 here by 1 December 2018.