K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program
An exciting opportunity to earn two Master degrees at two highly esteemed business schools on two different continents – in just two years with a generous scholarship covering tuition fees and partial living costs.
The K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program (KAB-IFP) combines master’s studies in management at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
This exciting scholarship program provides the opportunity to earn two distinguished master’s degrees within two years of studies on two continents. It also includes an internship, mentorship, and membership in an influential alumni community.
The first cohort of students within the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program has been selected. Meet them here!
By studying both in Sweden and Singapore, students will gain a better understanding of the theory and reality of doing business in two very different regions. This will provide students excellent opportunities to develop business as well as personal networks. The scholarship aims to promote business activity between the two regions and to help students acquire the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in an entrepreneurial context.
The K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program is open to students applying to the MSc in Business & Management at SSE, and incorporates degree-earning studies in the MSc Management program at the highly renowned National University of Singapore (NUS).
The K-A Bonnier Foundation awards each fellow a scholarship covering tuition fees both at SSE and NUS, plus living costs for up to SEK 50,000 per year for two years. The Foundation is an active partner in collaboration, participating in the selection of fellows, offering mentorship and internships and maintaining a fellows’ alumni network.
National University of Singapore
NUS Business School, part of the National University of Singapore, is ranked as one of the top business schools in Asia. With a range of undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs, the school provides management thought leadership from an Asian perspective with an interest in entrepreneurship. Both SSE and NUS are members of the prominent CEMS and PIM networks. Students who take part in the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program will obtain two separate master’s degrees, one in Business & Management from SSE and one in Management from NUS.
Once accepted at both schools, the first semester is spent at SSE and focuses on understanding business creation and development. During the second and third semesters students attend the MSc Management Programme at NUS and obtain an MSc degree from NUS. During the break between semesters two and three (June–July), the students conduct an internship focused on SME growth and entrepreneurship: European students primarily in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian students primarily in Sweden or Scandinavia.
Students then return to SSE for their fourth and final semester, writing their MSc thesis and completing final courses needed to obtain the MSc degree in Business & Management from SSE. Upon completion of their studies, and fulfilment of all graduation requirements, successful candidates will receive two separate MSc degrees, one from SSE and one from NUS.
This offering is particularly suited for students with an interest in entrepreneurship and SME growth in Southeast Asia and the Nordic countries, but also enables you to build a broader skill set for driving business growth across cultures and geographical regions.
- October 1, 2016 - January 15, 2017 – application period for SSE MSc in Business & Management. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to sit all the tests.
- Beginning of February, 2017 – shortlisted candidates are invited to apply for MSc Management program at NUS.
- March 2017 – interview with K-A Bonnier Foundation
- April 2017 – notification regarding the results of the selection
(Next program start: August, 2017)