Master's students from JU received diplomas in the Blue Hall

Every year, the Swedish Institute (SI) organises a diploma ceremony for scholarship holders of the Global Professional Scholarship programme. On 27 May this year, 310 scholars from 41 countries received a diploma to mark the completion of their studies in Sweden. Two master's students from Jönköping University (JU) participated in the ceremony in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall.

Två kvinnor framför en skärm i blå hallen

Nargiz Samadov from Azerbaijan (student, Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change) and Daniela Rodriguez Aristizabal from Colombia (student, Digital Business) were among the scholarship holders to receive a diploma at City Hall.

Since 1945, the Swedish Institute has worked to strengthen relations between Sweden and the rest of the world. The Global Professional Scholarship programme is one of the tools to support this mission.

The scholars are offered a membership in the SI Network for Future Global Professionals (NFGP). The Network consists of approximately 700 students every year and has the aim to build strong relations between Sweden and the scholars. As members, the scholars have the opportunity to meet Swedish organisations and businesses, and participate in trainings on the topic of leadership, among other activities. As the scholars finalize their education in Sweden, they become members of SI’s Sweden Alumni Network, which today constitutes approximately 16 000 members worldwide.

Stadshuset i Stockholm

Stockholm City Hall

In this year’s open call, the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals received over 9,800 applications, out of which only 299 were selected by the Swedish Institute to receive the prestigious award and move to Sweden to begin their education. JU will be welcoming 16 new SI scholars this August from the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, and Vietnam.

Learn more about scholarships to study at Jönköping University