The program is open to candidates from two different categories of countries that determine certain aspects of the program. Therefore you must first find out which category that could be relevant for you.
The program provides PhD students and researchers with an excellent opportunity to conduct a study or research visit to a Swedish university within all fields of study. As a Guest Scholarship Program candidate you can choose to apply for a study/research visit to Sweden according to the following models:
- Post-doctoral research: a long-term postdoctoral research visit of 12 or 18 months.
- PhD studies: a long-term PhD research visit of 6 or 12 months.
1. Category one:
Candidates coming from countries on the Development Assistance Committee list of recipients of Official Development Assistance, the so-called ODA recipients.
The program is not open to candidates from Ukraine and Belarus, in spite of them being on the DAC list of ODA recipients. These citizens should instead apply for scholarship through the Visby Program.
In category one the Swedish Institute has the opportunity to offer approximately 50 scholarships. The final number of scholarships depend on how many candidates in the final selection that have applied for PhD studies or Postdoctoral research, and on how long these candidates plan to stay in Sweden (6 , 12 or 18 months).
2. Category two:
Candidates coming from the following countries: Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the United States.
In category two we have the opportunity to offer approximately 5-10 scholarships. The final number of scholarships depend on how many candidates in the final selection that have applied for PhD studies or Postdoctoral research, and on how long these candidates plan to stay in Sweden (6, 12 or 18 months).
The scholarship amounts to SEK 12,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 15,000 for postdoctoral researchers.
The scholarships are intended for guest students or researchers belonging to any of the above mentioned countries and target groups, applying for full-time temporary studies/research in Sweden. There is no age limit for the scholarship holders.
Please note that to be eligible for a scholarship at PhD level you must be enrolled in ongoing PhD studies at your home university.
Please also note that to be eligible for a scholarship at Postdoctoral level you must be holder of a PhD degree, preferably from 2006 or later.
However, you are not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is true:
- You have already lived in Sweden for two years of more when the scholarship period is due to begin.
- You have a Swedish permanent residence permit.
- You have a Swedish work permit and you are not an EU citizen.
- You are applying for a scholarship at Postdoctoral level, but you do not hold any PhD degree.
Applicants previously awarded a scholarship from the SI for study or research at a Swedish university will not be given priority.
Scholarship holders from ODA countries will receive travel support in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum given only once.
Candidates from the following countries will receive a lump-sum of SEK 5,000: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia.
Candidates from remaining ODA recipient countries receive a lump-sum of SEK 10,000.
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period. For citizens of EU member states and other Convention countries the insurance applies with certain limitations.
Scholarship periods are fixed to 6, 12 or 18 months. The scholarship periods cannot be altered or prolonged.
The scholarship is designed to cover the cost of living for the scholarship holder only. There are no grants available for family members. No bench fee is provided.
How to apply
Read the application instructions at:
The deadline is 24:00 CET, Monday, January 31, 2011