Pretoria: The second round of South African students, who received scholarships from Sweden, will depart soon.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) will tomorrow host the ten students who will be travelling to Sweden to commence their studies in August.
These young students from across South Africa will pursue their Masters Studies in a wide range of fields, including Environmental Studies, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Education, Organisational Psychology and Development Studies, among others.
The programme, which is an initiative of Dirco offers ten scholarships per annum over a period of three years, will be funded by the Swedish Institute.
The scholarship programme was agreed during the eighth session of the South Africa – Sweden Bi-National Commission (BNC), which took place in Pretoria, in 2013.
“This is in recognition of the centrality of education and skills development for the economic prosperity of both countries,” spokesperson Clayson Monyela said.
The first round of successful applicants commenced their studies in August 2014, and are currently in Sweden pursuing their fields of interest.
Bilateral relations between South Africa and Sweden are excellent and have a strong historical basis with Sweden supporting South Africa’s struggle for Freedom and Democracy. Present day relations cover a wide variety of areas.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS