Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa 2019 (Fully-funded)

Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa 2019 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: February 14, 2019

Are you a talented and ambitious citizen of South Africa and want to study for a master’s degree in Sweden on a fully-funded scholarship? Apply to the Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa. Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to South African citizens attending master’s studies starting in the autumn semester 2019.

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programmes, and is only awarded for programmes starting in the autumn semester. The scholarship is granted for one academic year (two semesters) at a time. It will be extended for programmes longer than two semesters, provided that the student has passed his/her courses/credits.

Scholarship

The scholarship covers

  • Tuition fees: directly paid to the Swedish university by SI
  • Living expenses of SEK 10,000/month
  • Travel grant of SEK 15,000. The travel grant is a one-time payment for the entire scholarship period. The grant is not applicable to students already living in Sweden.
  • Insurance against illness and accident
  • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to grow professionally and build your network and experience, while in Sweden
  • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development

Eligibility

  • Only citizens of South Africa are eligible for SISSA
  • Have completed bachelor’s with honours or equivalent from a South African university, and
  • Choosing study programmes with an emphasis on one of the following subject areas (listed in alphabetical order, no priority or ranking is implied):
    • Computer science and IT
    • Design (industrial design, architecture, urban/regional planning)
    • Engineering
    • Environmental technology/Sustainable development
    • Gender studies
    • Nanotechnology
    • Public health

Application

The compulsory documents required are:

  • A motivation letter: You must use the SISSA form for motivation letter 2019/2020. You need to fill in and upload the motivation letter as a PDF-file on the application portal during the application period.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV): You must use the SISSA template for CV 2019/2020 and the CV should not exceed three pages. It’s up to you to decide which parts are relevant for your application. Additional pages will not be considered.
  • A copy of your passport: your personal data including name, citizenship and photograph must be shown clearly. Copy of passport should be included together with the CV as a last fourth page. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a copy of your valid passport showing that your citizenship is South Africa, to include in your application.

Optional documents

Work and leadership experience is not a requirement for citizens of South Africa who apply to SISSA. However, it will be a merit if you have demonstrated work and leadership experience. In this case, please use the forms to provide one or two letters of reference and proof of work and leadership experience.

  • One or two letters of reference: You must use the SISSA form for letter of reference 2019/2020. The letter can be based on any types of work you had. The letters should be signed by the referee and stamped with official stamp of the referred organisation or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed and stamped; and then be uploaded as one PDF-file.
  • Proof of work and leadership experience: You must use the SISSA form for proof of work and leadership experience 2019/2020. The experience should be signed by the referee and stamped with official stamp of the referred organisation or a notary office. The form(s) should be typed, then printed, signed and stamped; and then be uploaded as one PDF-file.

To apply, you must have applied for a Master’s programme between October 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019. Then go ahead and apply for the SI Scholarships for South Africa.

For more information, visit SISSA.

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