Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program for PhD and Post-Doctoral Studies,Sweden

This is a program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master’s level or advanced level studies within social sciences and environmental studies at a Swedish Institution or higher education in order to increase knowledge to enable Turkey to enter the European Union.


The program is only open to candidates from Turkey. Around 5-10 scholarships will be offered for PhD studies and research for the academic year 2011/2012.

Target groups

The program provides PhD students and researchers with an excellent opportunity to conduct a study or research visit to a Swedish university within the fields of social science and environmental studies. PhD students and researchers can apply for scholarship for a maximum of 12 months.

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.

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship amounts to SEK 12,000 per month for PhD students and SEK 15,000 for postdoctoral researchers.

Who is eligible?

The scholarships are intended for guest students or researchers applying for full-time temporary studies/research in Sweden. There is no age limit for the scholarship holders.

However, you are not eligible for this scholarship if any of the following is true:

•You have already lived in Sweden for two years or more when the scholarship period is due to begin.
•You have a Swedish permanent residence permit.
•You have a Swedish work permit.
•You are applying for a scholarship at PhD level but you are not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies at your home university.
•You are applying for a scholarship at Postdoctoral level, but you do not hold any PhD degree.

New applicants will be given priority over applicants that have previously been awarded a scholarship from the SI for study or research at a Swedish university.

Travel grants

Scholarship holders from Turkey will receive one travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum of SEK 5,000 given only once.


Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish State Group Insurance against illness and accident during the scholarship period.

Scholarship limitations

The scholarship is designed to cover the cost of living for the scholarship holder only and cannot be prolonged. There are no grants available for family members. No bench fee is provided.

How to apply

Read the application instructions here.

Application deadline

The deadline is February 1, 2011.


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