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.
application period is open
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 opportunity is specifically geared towards students with a passion for entrepreneurship and SME growth in Southeast Asia and the Nordic countries.
This highly selective scholarship program offers up to four (4) exceptionally qualified students the opportunity to earn two distinguished master’s degrees within two years of studies, as well as an internship, a mentor and membership in a future highly select alumni community.
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 exceptionally talented 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 programme at the highly renowned National University of Singapore (NUS).
Best in Asia
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.
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.
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 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.
Candidates must undergo the admission process for the chosen MSc program at each school separately. Admittance into the KAB-IFP is conditional on getting an admission offer from both SSE and NUS.
Step 1) Apply to SSE MSc in Business & Management
- October 1, 2016 - application opens
- November 15, 2016 - early application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start assessing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the decision from us by the end of December.
- January 15, 2017 - application deadline. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to take all the tests.
- February, 2017 – shortlisted candidates invited to apply for KAB-IFP and NUS admission.
Step 2) Apply to MSc Management Programme at NUS*
(Next program start: August, 2017)