As the International University Sports Federation (FISU) continues to spearhead education through sport, it announces the first of many scholarship opportunities it offers to university athletes around the world. Applications to the prestigious Dream Together scholarship at the Seoul National University, Korea, are now open for the academic year starting September 2020.
The Dream Together Master is a full scholarship graduate programme funded by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO). It is a unique opportunity to hone sports management skills in a multicultural environment and every year, FISU presents candidates for this scholarship.
Last year, Chidiebere Ezeani of Nigeria and Razif Sazali of Malaysia were awarded the scholarships for the sixth edition of the Dream Together Master programme.
Ezeani, a mass communication undergraduate and FISU Young Reporters Programme alumna from Gwangju 2015 says “Most importantly, the programme creates a network of professionals that become family. Working with people from different nations, backgrounds and social outlook definitely prepares one for leadership as you learn to navigate different opinions.”
“The DTM programme has given me a new family of sports professionals who have a passion for developing sports throughout the world,” Razif Sazali agrees wholeheartedly. “Believe it or not, having different nationalities in the class has generated a lot of ideas that can be applied for sports development in my home country.”
Sazali also has a word of advice for the next batch of DTM students. “If you really want to explore and gain a lot of knowledge on how to be a future sports leader, this is the time,” he says. “If you are ready to mold the future of sports, fill your application instantly!”
“The academic standard of the program is very high,” adds Ezeani. “Our professors are the at the very top of the chain. It doesn’t get better than being taught by men and women who have authored textbooks used in various universities in the world. We are challenged daily with projects, simulations and external lectures from world leaders such as Dr Ban Ki-Moon.”
Candidates for the 2020-2022 Programme are invited to submit their application by Friday, 28 February at the latest. FISU invites its member National University Sports Federations (NUSFs) to present candidates for this scholarship. All student application forms must be sent to the FISU Education Department at email@example.com, with ‘DTM Scholarship 2020’ mentioned in the mail subject.
Please note that the DTM programme is offered to countries recognised in the List of Official Development Aid Recipients provided by the Development Assistance Committee and the list of countries is available here. The 2020 Admission Guide and the DTM brochure can be also be downloaded.
All required forms and documents are as below and can be found in these links:
- Application form
- Personal statement form
- Explanatory statement form
- Recommendation form, as candidates are required to provide an official recommendation letter from their National University Sports Federation or Continental University Sports Federation.
- A checklist of documents
Achievements in sport, education and social activity are always highly valued – especially at FISU events – and preference will be given to competitive athletes as well as to applicants that are interested on writing a thesis related to the University Sports Movement (refer to study plan in Form 2).
In addition to submitting the documents to FISU’s Education department, candidates must also send hard copies of the required documents to the following address:
Division of Global Sport Management, Talent Development Building 153, Room 316, Seoul National University 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu Seoul, KOREA, 08826.
More information about the Dream Together Masters programme can be found here: dtm.snu.ac.kr
FISU also announced the second of three scholarship opportunities that it offers to the student community, in partnership with universities worldwide. The CUPES Forbidden City Scholarship Programme is offered by FISU and the School of International Education, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports (CUPES) in Beijing, China for the year 2020-2021.
This scholarship, available only to graduate students, covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend and comprehensive medical insurance. As minimum requirements, candidates must have a higher education diploma and must not be older than 35 at the time of applying.
It recommended that applicants speak Chinese (HSK 4 diploma) but in case they don’t, they should be willing to undertake one year of language study before starting the programme, towards which the Beijing Government Scholarship covers RMB 10000 of the RMB 19,000 tuition fee. Once the student obtains an HSK 4 certificate at the end of the second semester, they can begin postgraduate study with the Forbidden City Scholarship.
This scholarship is only open to students from FISU Member Associations situated along the Belt and Road (please see the list of countries here). Applicants are invited to submit their candidature by 13 March 2020 at the latest. Only complete applications received by FISU on time will be taken into consideration. Hard copies of the application documents have to be received by CUPES by 31 March 2020.
Please find below, the following relevant documents:
- The Introduction to Forbidden City Scholarship
- The Application Form
- The Foreigner Physical Examination Form
- The Recommendation Letter sample
- The Study Plan
- The Checklist for documents submission
The application form can be sent to the FISU Education & Development Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please indicate ‘CUPES Scholarship 2020’ in the mail subject, including all the required supporting documents.
As with all FISU-offered scholarship, achievements in sport, education and social activity are highly appreciated, especially experience at FISU events. Preference is given to elite or competitive athletes. For more information about the programme and curriculum, prospective applicants can write to email@example.com.
School of International Education, Capital University of Physical Education and Sports
Address: No.11 Beisanhuan West Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100191, P.R.China