Archive for Pre-departure

Call for applications: SI Alumni Events!

Photo taken at last year’s alumni event “Our journey after Swedish Institute Management Programme”. Provided by SI alumnus Olga Ryabova.

Do you have an idea for an alumni event that you’d like to organise in 2016? The Swedish Institute can provide you financial support!

The Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the possibility for SI alumni and Regional SI Alumni Networks to apply for financial support to organise local events in 2016.

Through this call SI wishes to support regional alumni activities with the aim of creating platforms for alumni to meet, exchange knowledge and build competence in the network.

A maximum of SEK 12,000 can be applied for within this call. The grant can be used to arrange social events, lectures, seminars, workshops, study visits, and much more.

The call for applications is open from 15 January to 7 February.

You can find all relevant information and instructions on how to apply by clicking here.

Download the application form through this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Pre-departure gathering held in Indonesia with new students going to Sweden, Alumni Swedia and PPI Swedia

On 30 July the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta invited alumni and students of Swedish universities to an evening of meeting old and new friends at Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta.

With support from the Swedish Institute, this annual gathering of alumni, current and new students of Swedish universities provided an opportunity for learning about, exchanging, and reminiscing experiences studying (and living) in Sweden. 30 July happened to be the International Day of Friendship, too. What a perfect day to hold the gathering! Read more » >>

Summer reception for Turkish alumni in Istanbul

On 9 June the Swedish Consulate General and the Swedish Alumni Network in Istanbul held a summer reception for Turkish alumni at the Swedish Palace in Istanbul. At the reception alumni got the chance to build their networks, exchange experiences and discuss the development in Turkey within different areas.

Journalist and news editor at CNN Turk, Ahu Özyurt, was invited as guest speaker. Students who had been accepted to Swedish universities were also invited to the event and thereby had the chance to ask about things they were itching to know before going to Sweden for the autumn semester.

First ever alumni event in Albania!

Thursday 28 May, the Embassy of Sweden in collaboration with the Swedish Institute organized the first Swedish alumni event ever in Albania. Read more » >>

”Countdown to Sweden” in Beijing and Shanghai

“Countdown to Sweden”, Beijing

On 28 April (Beijing) and 30 April (Shanghai) Chinese students accepted to Swedish Universities got the chance to meet with Chinese alumni at “pre-departure events” organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Consulate General in Shanghai together with the Swedish Institute.

The events not only provided an opportunity for prospective students to speak to alumni and Swedish university representatives, but also a chance for Chinese alumni to meet with new and old alumni friends.  Read more » >>