Every year, the Swedish Institute awards scholarships to international master’s students.
On May 29, 410 scholars from 49 countries who have completed their studies in Sweden will be
graduated during a digital Diploma Ceremony. Despite the pandemic, interest in studying in Sweden has continued to be great, and many programmes have taken place online. This autumn, 371 foreign students who have been granted SI Scholarship For Global Professionals for their studies in Sweden for the coming academic year will start their Swedish study programme, selected among over 9,200 applications.
–The graduation ceremony is an excellent opportunity to gather and celebrate all the talented individuals who have studied with a scholarship in Sweden before they go out into the world again to become the leaders of the future. The scholarship recipients are important for Sweden’s relations with the outside world and form a valuable part of the Swedish Institute’s international network. Our former scholarship recipients include everything from ministers to leading researchers and entrepreneurs, says Madeleine Sjöstedt, Director General at the Swedish Institute.
All Swedish Institute scholarship recipients are offered membership in the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL). The network has around 700 new and ongoing students each year and aims to build a strong relationship between Sweden and the scholarship recipients. Among other things, members can take part in online activities during the current pandemic, such as webinars with Swedish organizations and webinars on leadership. Something that in the long run will be an important part of Sweden’s development and internationalization. The scholarship recipients are also part of the Swedish Institute’s alumni network, which today has around 16,000 members.