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Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholarship Program

Applications closing date: 01 November 2023

The Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholarship is an initiative of Kistefos as, an investment company with a rich history in pursuing philanthropic projects committed to academic development.

Scholarship Overview

  • The Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholarship at IE University was set up to aid high-potential individuals from Norway and Africa to achieve their educational goals and unleash their innovative business vision.
  • This initiative is open to candidates from Ethiopia, Liberia, and South Africa who are seeking a global experience and desire to use their newly acquired insights and knowledge to impact their home countries after graduation.

Host School(s)

  • IE University in Segovia, Spain.

Field(s) of Study

  • Master in Management
  • Master in Business Analytics and Big Data
  • Master in International Relations
  • Master in Finance
  • Master in Computer Science and Business Technology
  • Master in Digital Business and Innovation
  • Master in International Development
  • Master in Customer Experience and Innovation

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Full and partial scholarships are available, including room and board.


  • These scholarships aim to cover the costs of the program and living expenses based on the financial circumstances of every applicant.
  • Each candidate’s needs are individually evaluated to determine the level of scholarship coverage.

How many scholarships are given?

  • 46 scholarships are available for 4 years.
  • 24 scholarships will be awarded to students from Ethiopia, Liberia, and South Africa. 22 scholarships will be awarded to individuals from Norway.

Which countries are targeted?

  • Norway, Ethiopia, Liberia, and South Africa.

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Am I Eligible to Apply?

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a national of Liberia, Ethiopia, or South Africa.
  • Have an outstanding academic record, with a minimum GPA of 75/100.
  • Demonstrate outstanding achievements in your personal and professional life that have had an impact on your country or community.
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, leadership qualities, and a vision to better your home country.
  • Proven financial need (preference given).

Application Process

  • First, submit an online application, after which you will be required to undergo an online assessment.
  • After this, you will be required to take an entrance exam, either the GMAT, GRE, or IEGAT (IE Test).
  • Next, you will be called for a Personal Interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with the Admissions Team.
  • Lastly, the Admission Committee’s Final Decision will be communicated to you within one to three weeks.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong leadership capabilities

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