Rashid is currently taking the five-year programme in economics (siviløkonom) at BI Norwegian Business School, and will be starting his MSc in Business and Economics, specialising in finance, in the autumn of 2011.
“This is worth a lot and I’ve worked hard for it,” says Rashid. “If you’re good, you get noticed and that can secure your future.”
Malik did a Bachelor in business administration at BI in 2010 and has done one year of social economics in England.
The scholarship was awarded on Monday 27 June and is given to selected top students of multicultural backgrounds. It is intended to contribute to Norwegian businesses increasing their competitiveness through intercultural recruitment.
The scholarship holders will in addition receive NOK 100,000 for a two-year master’s programme, be connected to one of Alarga’s partner companies and be assigned an expert mentor who will accompany them through the scholarship programme. As part of the scholarship scheme, most of the candidates complete their post-graduate thesis in cooperation with the partner company.