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FIFA/CIES International University Network

Two FIFA/CIES Network scholarships available for alumni of the Programme in sport management

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) will offer two scholarships to former students of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management to allow them to attend the 17th edition of the FIFA Master which will begin in September 2016.

These scholarships are awarded by CIES with the objective of strengthening links between the students of the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management and the FIFA Master. It also aims to reinforce the feeling of togetherness amongst all Programme alumni within the CIES community.

Each scholarship is intended to cover the registration costs for the FIFA Master as well as all or part of the living expenses (in particular accommodation, travel expenses, etc.) of the beneficiary linked to his/her participation in the FIFA Master. CIES may decide to grant full (for a maximum amount of CHF 45,000.-) and/or partial scholarships. All decisions are final.

The scholarship recipients will be selected by CIES based on recommendations from the FIFA Master Scientific Committee.

Alumni from the FIFA/CIES International University Network who wish to apply for the scholarship must comply with the following requirements before submitting their application:

•             The alumnus must have successfully completed the FIFA/CIES Programme in sport management and must have been awarded the corresponding diploma/certificate (regardless of the year in which the corresponding diploma/certificate was awarded).

•             The alumnus must have met all his/her financial obligations with respect to the University where he/she was awarded the diploma/certificate.

•             The alumnus must comply with the other criteria as defined in the rules concerning the FIFA Master (see (http://bit.ly/1WKLHM0). Among these rules, the alumnus must have obtained a university degree, must have an excellent command of the English language (spoken, written, comprehension) and must have professional experience.

Candidates must comply with all procedures implemented for the FIFA Master and must submit their applications within the stipulated deadlines.

In addition to successfully completing the FIFA Master, the beneficiaries will also be required to report on their experience by writing articles on their academic and leisure activities of the FIFA Master during the 11 months spent in Leicester, Milan and Neuchâtel.

To date, eleven FIFA/CIES Programme alumni have already received various scholarships to attend the FIFA Master, some of them under the aegis of the FIFA/CIES Network scholarship. Successful scholarship recipients have come from Ukraine, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Costa Rica, Egypt, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and Lebanon.

Registration deadline:

8 January 2016

Scholarship rules:


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