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23 January 2020 | in Education

Applications open for Dream Together Masters scholarship

LAUSANNE – As 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.

Chidiebere Ezeani with FISU President Oleg MatytsinThe 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.”


DTM scholarship recipients Ezeani and SazaliSazali 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 education@fisu.net, 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:

  1. Application form

  2. Personal statement form

  3. Explanatory statement form

  4. Recommendation form, as candidates are required to provide an official recommendation letter from their National University Sports Federation or Continental University Sports Federation.

  5. 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