Application Deadline: 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017.
The Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme aims at supporting advanced level studies and research in order to forge closer links between Turkey and the European Union, and to contribute to strengthened democracy and a greater respect for human rights.
The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden and cover both living costs and tuition fees. The programme offers a total of 20 – 25 scholarships for master’s level studies for the year 2017/2018. The scholarships will be offered according to the set quota: 70% for studies at one-year master’s programmes and 30% for studies at two-year master’s programmes.
The Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Progamme is part of the Swedish government’s awards scheme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and administered by the Swedish Institute (SI). The programme offers a unique opportunity for future leaders from Turkey to develop professionally and academically, to experience Swedish society and culture, and to build a long-lasting relationship with Sweden and with each other.
The goal is to enable the scholarship holders to play an active role in the democratic development of their society, and forge closer links between Turkey and the European Union. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated leadership experience and a clear idea of how a study period in Sweden would benefit their country.
The scholarship application period opens with a first application step 1 December 2016 – 16 January 2017, followed by a detailed second application step for successful candidates from the first step, on 1 – 10 February 2017.
- Applicants must be citizens of Turkey and have at least two years of experience from voluntary work, paid or unpaid internship, position of trust and/or full/part time employment.
- Applicants must qualify academically and display relevant leadership experience. In addition, applicants should show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which contribute to strengthened democracy, increased respect for human rights, gender equality or the rule of law in Turkey.
Application procedure and key dates
- The application process consists of two steps. The first step is to apply through an online application form between 12:00 CET 1 December 2016 – 24:00 GMT 16 January 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of January 2017 (preliminary date: 25 January 2017), and asked to submit a detailed application for the second step 1–10 February 2017. The two-step application process aims at offering transparency in the selection criteria.
- To be considered for a scholarship, you must first complete your separate application to the master’s programme(s) before the university deadline of 16 January 2017.
- To be considered for a scholarship in the second step, you must pay your university admissions application fee (SEK 900) to University Admissions before 1 February 2017 (deadline for receipt of the fee). There is no application fee for applying for SI scholarships.
The scholarship covers both tuition fees (paid directly to the Swedish university/university college by the Swedish Institute) and living expenses to the amount of SEK 9,000 per month. There are no additional grants for family members.
Scholarship holders will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship upon arrival. The travel grant is a one-time payment of SEK 5,000.
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.
All SI scholarship holders become members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a network which offers exclusive opportunities for SI scholarship holders during their stay in Sweden.
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