IE University – Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholarship

About

The Kistefos Young Talented Leader Scholarship at IE was set up to remove financial barriers to education for high-potential individuals from Norway and Africa, helping them unleash their innovative business vision. Founded by Christen Sveaas, Kistefos AS is an investment company with a rich history in pursuing philanthropic projects committed to public service and academic development.

Out of the 46 scholarships over a period of 4 years, 24 will be awarded to students from Ethiopia, Liberia and South Africa, with the remaining 22 destined for individuals from Norway.

The Norwegian Scholarships as IE

This initiative is open to Norwegian candidates who demonstrate academic and personal excellence, as well as strong leadership capabilities, and an entrepreneurial mindset. We’re looking for candidates who are seeking a dynamic, global experience, and are passionate about using their insights to positively impact Norway after graduation.

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Information on BACHELOR scholarships for Norwegian students

There are two scholarships available per year for potential BACHELOR studies at IE University for one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Information Systems Management
  • Bachelor in International Relations
  • PLE (Politics, Law and Economics)

For BACHELOR students, the criteria are as follows:

  • Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of Norway.
  • Have been admitted into IE University.
  • Possess/anticipated 3.6+ GPA or IB score of 38+.
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, leadership qualities and a vision to better Norway.
  • Proven financial need (preference given).

Information on MASTER’S scholarships for Norwegian students

There are five scholarships available per year for MASTER’S students at IE University for one of the following programs (living expenses included):

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Business Analytics and Big Data
  • Master in International Relations
  • Master in International Development

For MASTER’S students, the criteria are as follows:

  • Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of Norway.
  • Wish to undertake a postgraduate degree at IE.
  • Have an outstanding academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.5/4, 4.50/5.
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, leadership qualities and a vision to better Norway.
  • Proven financial need (preference given).

The Scholarships for African students

This initiative is open to candidates from Ethiopia, Liberia and South Africa who demonstrate academic excellence, strong leadership capabilities and an entrepreneurial mindset. We’re looking for candidates who are seeking a dynamic, global experience, and are passionate about using their insights to positively impact their home countries after graduation.

There are both full and partial scholarships available, including room and board for Master’s programs focused on technology, business and development.

Information on MASTER’S scholarships

There are six scholarships per year (2 per country) for MASTER’S students at IE University for one of the following programs (living expenses package included):

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Business Analytics and Big Data
  • Master in International Relations
  • Master in International Development

For MASTER’S students, the criteria are as follows:

  • Be a national of Liberia, Ethiopia or South Africa.
  • Have an outstanding academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.5/4, 4.50/5.
  • Can demonstrate outstanding achievements in their personal and professional lives that have had an impact on their country or community.
  • Proven financial need (preference given).