Competition offers U.S. students full graduate scholarships to top Swedish universities

The international organization Student Competitions invites University of Oregon students to participate in the Challenge Your Perspectives competition. To participate, you must fulfill one of three possible criteria: be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident; be currently enrolled at a U.S. university; or hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university.

Three winners will receive a scholarship worth $98,000.

There will be prizes as well for second and third place contestants

In order to participate, interested students must:

1)     Go to the competition website

2)     Register an account on the website

3)     Start the Challenge

The competition will test your knowledge of current international affairs; Swedish society and its educational system; political science, environmental management and policy; and economics.

Participants must write an essay on a topic of choice and describe why they want to join the competition. Deadline for all materials is midnight Nov. 4, 2012.

Prizes include three full tuition waivers for a Master's degree at one of the following Swedish universities:

The International Master’s Program in Political Science at Stockholm University

The Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy at Lund University

The Master’s Program in Economics at Uppsala University

Paid domestic travel and accommodation for finalists to attend the award ceremony.

For more details and to register for the Challenge Your Perspectives competition, visit

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