Am I eligible for a bilateral scholarship?
At present, Sweden has bilateral exchange programmes with China and Japan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you are eligible to apply.
Fields of study
Scholarships are awarded for the purpose of research, university studies or training. There is no general limitation with regard to subject or academic discipline.
How do I apply?
The application procedure differs for each country, and you will need to contact the appropriate authority listed at the bottom of this page for specific instructions and application deadlines.
However, in all cases, you are responsible for being accepted into the academic institution, school, or training programme you wish to attend. It is therefore recommended that you make your application to that institution well in advance of the scholarship deadline.
Submit your application to the appropriate authority in your home country, listed at the bottom of this page. Do not send applications to the Swedish Institute. If you do, your application will not be processed.
Deadlines vary, but in general, you should send in your application approximately a year in advance of the start of the studies you want to pursue. If your programme runs from September to June, you should apply for funding via this scholarship programme by sometime around the previous September.
You must be fluent in English or proficient in Swedish.
The amount of the scholarship is SEK 9,000 per month for master’s degree studies, SEK 15,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 18,000 for postdoctoral researchers. Please note that scholarships for master’s degree studies do not cover tuition fees. The scholarship is designed to cover the living expenses for one person only. There are no grants awarded for family members travelling to and from Sweden. The scholarship award period cannot be extended.
Further information and how to apply
For application instructions and deadlines, consult the relevant authority in your country:
China Scholarship Council (CSC)
Level 13, Building A3 No.9
Beijing 100044 P.R. China
China Scholarship Council
Embassy of Sweden
Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo