KISTEFOS
YOUNG TALENTED
LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1ST, 2021.

The Kistefos Young Talented Leaders 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.
WHO IS THIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR?
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.
How the Scholarship will enable you to positively
impact your country after graduation.
There are both full and partial scholarships available,
including room and board for Master’s programs
focused on technology, business and development

FINANCIAL AID SELECTION PROCESS
INFORMATION ON MASTER SCHOLARSHIPS
Students accepted into one of the programs listed below, are awarded scholarships based on financial need and cover up to 100% of
tuition and living expenses (living expenses package included):
For MASTER students, the criteria are as follows: The admissions process for MASTER applicants is as follows:
Be a national of Liberia, Ethiopia or South Africa.
Have an outstanding academic record, with a
minimum GPA of 75/100.
Can demonstrate outstanding achievements in
their personal and professional lives that have had
an impact on their country or community.
Demonstrate an international outlook, leadership
qualities and a vision to better their home country.
Proven financial need (preference given).
Online Application.
Online Assessment.
Entrance Exam: Students are required to take either
the GMAT, GRE or IEGAT (IE Test).
Personal Interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with
the Admissions Team.
Admission Committee Final Decision: Candidates will
receive the final decision within one to three weeks.

  • 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 will be individually evaluated to
    guarantee full coverage.
    At IE, we work hard to make sure that high-potential individuals
    have access to world-class education. Our IE Financial Aid Office
    will help you understand the different financing and scholarship
    options available, and guide you through the application
    process.
  1. First selection of candidates by IE Financial Aid
  2. Presentation & selection of finalists in each category
  3. Selection of winners by Kistefos, IE Foundation & IE Financial Aid
    To find out more about our selection process, please visit

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