What we do
The network provides the possibility to participate in events, workshops, seminars and visits to companies around Sweden and aims to provide the scholarship holders with improved goodwill and knowledge about Sweden.
Each year, in early autumn, SI arranges a kick-off event for all new scholarship holders. The purpose of the event is to introduces the scholarship holders to the network and to inspire the new scholarship holders to make the most of their time in Sweden.
For scholarship holders nearing the end of their studies in Sweden, SI arranges a diploma ceremony in late spring. The diploma ceremony marks the beginning of their lifelong membership in the SI Alumni Network.
Apart from this, SI arranges one-two events each month for our scholarship holders. Examples of events that have been offered to our scholarship holders are workshops and seminars organized together with Swedish companies/NGOs, as well as study visits to for example the Swedish Parliament and science parks around Sweden. Several of our events are for both current scholarship holders and our alumni, providing network opportunities between the networks.
We can also offer tickets to other events not organized by SI, such as the Human Rights Days and World Water Week.
Do you want to cooperate with the Swedish Institute and offer activities to our scholarship holders? Please contact us!
Who is included in the network?
The network targets scholarship holders from the following SI scholarship programmes:
- Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA)
- Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP)
- Visby Programme
- Swedish Institute Scholarships for the Western Balkans and Turkey for master’s studies
- Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme for PhD studies and postdoctoral research
By the scholarship holders, for the scholarship holders
Since January 2015, SI supports NFGL local networks at Swedish universities. The purpose of the NFGL local networks is to give SI scholarship holders the opportunity to arrange events and build strong networks with each other and with different parts of the Swedish society. The goal is to strengthen leadership skills, increase the ability to run projects, develop active participation and strengthen networks between scholarship holders.
In the academic year 2019/2020there are 25 local networks around the country:
- Gothenburg Innovation
- Gothenburg Sustainability
- Karolinska Institutet
- KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
- Linneaus Kalmar
- Linneaus Växjö
- Lund Equality and development
- Lund Sustainability and innovation
- Uppsala Gotland Campus