Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Full free Sweden Scholarship-to Study at the Graduate and Undergraduate Level

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The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from the countries listed below. About 120 scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden, starting in August 2012. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.
Please note that in order to apply for a Swedish Institute Study scholarship the student must first be admitted to a Swedish university/university college. The application period for study programs opens 1 December, 2011.

The application period for Swedish Institute Study scholarship will be March 14-25, 2012.
The program is open to candidates from two different categories of countries.
Category 1:
Candidates with citizenship from the following countries:
• Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
• Asia: Bangladesh and Cambodia
• South America: Bolivia
Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.
Category 2:
Candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients. Click here for that list – DAC list. Most countries are listed
1. Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
2. Citizens from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply within the Visby Program.
3. Citizens from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia can apply within the program SI Scholarships for East Europe.
4. Citizens from Turkey can apply within the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program.
Within this category around 60 scholarships will be awarded.
Level of Study
Scholarships are intended for studies in Sweden starting in the fall semester 2012 (August).
1. Mainly on master’s level. (Lots of options)
2. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at bachelor’s level.(you can read the entire list of programs offered here - Some bachelors options include – Bachelor of Science Programme in Development Studies (Lund), International Bachelor´s Programmes in Computer Engineering (Mid Sweeden) and Bachelor’s Programme in Business Administration and Political Science (Stockholm University) – this are just a few of the options there are more so please check to see if there is a course you are interested in.
About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship. The programs have been selected by the Swedish universities and cover a wide variety of study areas.
How to apply for a Sweden Scholarship
Prior to applying for a scholarship, the student must first apply for a study program at Master’s or Bachelor’s level via www.universityadmissions.se, an online application service for study programs in Sweden.
As soon as the results of Swedish university admission have been published at www.universityadmissions.se, the online service for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships will open. Please note that only admitted students can apply for a scholarship. The scholarship application period will be March 14-25, 2012. A list of successful candidates will be published at www.studyinsweden.se and www.si.se in mid-April.
Apply to a study program at a Swedish university by using the online application service at www.universityadmissions.se. The application period lasts between December 1, 2011 and January 16, 2012. Please observe that the personal application number retrieved in the confirmation from your study program registration has to be used when applying for a scholarship.
More information about the application procedure can be found here.
Sweden Scholarships benefits:
The scholarship covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 8,000 per month.
The scholarship is only awarded for programs starting in the fall semester 2012 (August) and is granted for of one academic year, i.e. for two semesters at a time. It will be extended for programs longer than two semesters provided that the study results are satisfactory.
The scholarship is designed to cover living costs and study expenses for the scholarship holder. There are no grants for family members. The granted scholarship period cannot be altered or extended beyond the study program period nor can the scholarship be transferred to another study program at a Swedish university.
Travel grants – Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 10.000.
Insurance – Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

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