Since 1945, the Swedish Institute has worked to strengthen relations between Sweden and the rest of the world. The Global Professional Scholarship programme is one of the tools to support this mission. The scholars are offered a scholarship that covers the tuition fee and daily allowance, in addition they become members of the SI Network for Future Global Professionals (NFGP). As the scholars finalize their education in Sweden, they become members of SI’s Sweden Alumni Network, which today constitutes approximately 16 000 members worldwide. In order to apply, students must have at least 3 years of working experience, leadership competence and interest in sustainability.