Starting from 2002, the Swedish Institute offers a special scholarship program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master's level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education. Since 2002, around 20 Turkish students annually are awarded scholarships for master’s degree studies in Sweden within the Swedish-Turkish scholarship program.
Scholarships are given within the fields of social sciences and environmental studies with priority to the following areas: economics and management, democracy/human rights/gender issues, law, environmental studies, European studies and social issues. In addition to these scholarships, a new scholarship in memory of Anna Lindh was announced during the visit of Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds to Turkey in October 2004: the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship for Human Rights Law in Memory of Anna Lindh.
Turkish students applying to a master's programme in human rights law at a Swedish university are eligible for this scholarship program. Currently, only one programme is available - the Master’s Program in International Human Rights Law. It is taught by Lund University's Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights.
The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application instructions for master's scholarships below.
How to apply for master’s degree grants
Application for scholarship for master degree studies is made online at www.studyinsweden.se. Application period is 1 December, 2010 - 19 January, 2011. Only a limited number of Swedish master programs will be eligible for scholarships next year. The selection of master programs has been made by the universities and the list of eligible programs are published together with the call for applications on www.studyinsweden.se. The eligible master programs will be within the following study areas: Economics and management, democracy/human rights/gender issues, law, environmental studies, European studies and social issues.
Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program for PhD and post-doctoral studies in Sweden
Scholarships are given within the fields of social sciences and environmental studies with priority to the following areas: economics and management, democracy/human rights/gender issues, law, environmental studies, European studies and social issues.
How to apply for postgraduate grants, part of PhD or research
Grants are provided for postgraduate studies, part of PhD studies or research. In order to be considered for a research grant you have to be registered at a Turkish university or research institution, and have an invitation from a Swedish university department or research institution.
The application system is open between 1 December, 2010 - 1 February, 2011.
Swedish universities and university colleges require that skills in English are documented by an international proficiency test (TOEFL – approx. 550 p, computer-based TOEFL 213 p, IELTS, MELAB, Cambridge First Certificate).
At present scholarships are SEK 8000 (approximately EUR 800) per month for master’s studies, SEK 12000 (EUR 1200) per month for PhD studies and SEK 15000 (EUR 1500) per month for holders of a PhD degree, plus travel grant to and from Sweden. Each scholarship is designed to cover the living expenses of one person only. There are no grants for family members.
The scholarship holder is insured by the Swedish Institute against illness and accidents during the scholarship period.