The Visby Programme Scholarships

The Visby Programme Scholarships

The Visby Programme offers a number of full scholarships for master’s programmes in Sweden to students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. This takes care of the tuition fee, living expenses of SEK 9,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 5,000.

If you have a strong professional background and the ambition to make relevant contributions to the sustainable development in your home region then this scholarship is for you. You can apply for a fully-funded Visby Programme Scholarships to study in Sweden and boost your academic and professional skills.

The Swedish Institute is a public agency that encourages interest and trust in Sweden around the world. The institute operates in the fields of culture, education, science and business in seeking to strengthen ties and promote development. This is also aimed at building up lasting relations between Sweden and other countries with a view to enhancing Sweden’s attractiveness.


  • Tuition fees: pay directly to the Swedish university by SI
  • Living expenses of SEK 10,000/month
  • Travel grant of SEK 5,000/academic year
  • Insurance against illness and accident
  • Membership of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) – a platform to help you grow professionally and build your network while in Sweden
  • Membership of the SI Alumni Network after your scholarship period – a platform for continued networking and further professional development


  • You must have demonstrated work experience prior to 9 February 2020. The experience may be demonstrated through current or previous full- or part-time employment, paid or unpaid internship, volunteer assignments, as well as through positions as chairperson or board member at student unions or student organizations.
  • You will be required to certify the experience in your application.
  • Strong work experience within the field of environmental and social sustainability, innovation, responsibility in management, or sustainable economic growth will be prioritized, especially experience from civil society or the public sector.
  • Be liable to pay tuition fees to Swedish universities, according to the information at University Admissions.
  • Have paid the application fee for master’s programs at University Admissions on time before 3 February 2020.
  • Be admitted (including conditionally admitted) to one of the eligible master’s programs by 3 April 2020.
  • You must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment.
  • You must be a citizen of a country that is eligible for the scholarship program.
  • There are also conditions regarding dual citizenship, previous residence and studies in Sweden, and more.

Eligible Regions:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

For more on this you can visit the SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE.

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