ASEM DUO-Sweden Fellowship Program 2019/2020
  • Partially Funded

ASEM DUO-Sweden Fellowship Program was established in 2010 with the aim of promoting exchanges of people between Sweden and 21 Asian countries on a balanced basis. In this respect, DUO-Sweden requires that a PAIR (two persons) of students be exchanged in an academic cooperative arrangement.

Overview:

DUO-Sweden 2019/2020 is for exchange projects, which will start from August 2019 and end before September 2020 to avoid duplication of the implementation period of exchange projects selected by DUO-Sweden in the ensuing years. The selection of DUO-Sweden 2019/2020 is made only once a year. In this respect, those who are planning to exchange in Spring Semester of 2020 (January-August 2020) shall apply for DUO-Sweden 2019/2020.

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Applications will be accepted from April 15 through May 23, 2019, local Swedish time.

The duration of fellowship is limited to one semester (or 4 months, whichever comes earlier).

The duration of exchange should be at least one semester and the scholarship is only available for those studying full-time (minimum 24 ECTS/16 weeks). Exchange of less than one semester is NOT allowed. If a semester is longer than 4 months in the visiting institution, the fellowship will be given for 4 months. On the other hand, in the event that a student exchange lasts for a fewer number of weeks than granted, then the scholarship will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis and repayment of the funds provided will be required.

Selection Procedure:

A Swedish Selection Committee, organized by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR), will make the selection after the application deadline. The decision will be announced in June 2019. Selection criteria are at the discretion of the Swedish Selection Committee.

The notification will be displayed on the website, www.asemduo.org and the Secretariat will directly notify Contact Persons/Awardees in writing.

Note: All applicants are required to maintain their “student status” at the time of application until the time they are engaged in the exchange, and the scholarship is only available for those who will study fulltime during their exchange period.

Location:

Sweden, Asia

Benefits

The amount of fellowships is standardized as follows:

  • 3,500 Euros for Asian student and 3,500 Euros for Swedish students in a pair, in a high-income country.
  • For Middle and Low-income countries, the Asian student gets 4,000 Euros and the Swedish student gets 3,000 Euros.

Eligibilities

Due to the unique nature of this program, the following are required to be eligible:

  • An educational institution in Sweden (home institution) and an educational institution in Asia (host institution) have established an academic cooperative arrangement/inter-institutional agreement; and
  • The Swedish home institution has selected an EU national student enrolled at the home institution to send to the Asian host institution, and such selection has been accepted by the Asian host institution; and
  • The same Asian host institution has selected an Asian student enrolled at the host institution to send to the Swedish home institution, and such selection has been accepted by the same Swedish home institution.
Eligible Regions: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam.

Application Process

The educational institution in Sweden applies on behalf of both institutions and people who are to participate in the exchange.

Required Documents:

  1. Filling out an Online Application Form only
  2. A Copy of Cooperation Agreement (or Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation) between paired institutions or declaration of intention to set up new cooperation agreement, signed by Head of Swedish Higher Education Institution by uploading to the website with the scanned file.
  3. A copy of Passport of paired applicants by uploading to the website with scanned files
  4. A copy of Transcript of paired applicants by uploading to the website with scanned files (should include the grades until fall semester 2018)

For further detail, please visit the official website.

Note: The application should be written in English.

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Application Deadline: May 23, 2019 (1 Day Remaining)

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