How’s your 2021 going so far? Let’s make it even better.

There are plenty of opportunities waiting to change your life this year. Listing all of them would make this article too long. For that reason, we selected the top 10 career opportunities you should apply for this spring and sorted them by the deadline.

Don’t miss your chance!

🌼 Top 10 career opportunities worth applying for this spring

10. Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Deadline: varies depending on the location | Apply here
Prize: Prizes are generally a combination of cash and business services and will vary by location. At the Global Finals, students compete for a prize package of US$25,000 in cash
Eligibility: You must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application. The age cap for participation is 30 years of age

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.

Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals.


9. NN Future Matters Scholarship

Deadline: April 2, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Candidates from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain or Turkey are invited to apply.

Are you studying in the field of finance, risk management, economics, data science, entrepreneurship or IT and planning to do your master’s in the Netherlands?

The scholarship consists of an amount of € 5,000 (except for students from Turkey and Japan*) and a mentorship. You will receive € 4,500 in two instalments of € 2,250 each during the academic year and € 500 at the end of your studies.

8. Leeds Digital Festival

Dates: April 19-30, 2021 | Register here
Price: free
Location: Online

The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms over a two-week period each spring.

Whether you’re interested in Fintech, coding, social media, AI, Healthtech, data, start-ups, digital music, cybersecurity or AR/VR, you’ll find something for yourself.

🔝 Editor’s pick

7. Get your Master’s degree at the Erasmus School of Economics

Deadline: May 1, 2021 Apply NOW
Eligibility: Creative and ambitious young people holding a Bachelor’s degree
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Whether you are planning to kickstart your career or become more aware of how the world operates, here’s your perfect opportunity.

The one-year Master’s International Economics program at Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam will equip you with all the skills you need to thrive in an international economic and business environment.

There are various scholarships for students with a non-EEA nationality. Click here to learn more.

6. Zayd Sustainability Award

Deadline: May 6, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: The award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated innovative, impactful, and inspirational sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

By recognising pioneering solutions and technologies that can change the world, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has rewarded innovators and visionaries whose achievements have furthered the global proliferation of innovative, impactful and inspirational sustainability solutions.

The total prize fund is US$3 million, distributed as follows:

  1. Health – $600,000
  2. Food – $600,000
  3. Energy – $600,000
  4. Water – $600,000
  5. Global High Schools – $600,000 – (divided amongst 6 Schools worldwide, awarding each up to US$100,000)

5. Rotary Peace Fellowship 

Deadline: May 15, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: The Master’s degree candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and has work experience in peace and development. The Professional development certificate program encourages mid-career peace and development leader with at least five years of relevant work experience to apply.
Location: Australia, Japan, Sweden, England and the US

Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of its peace centers.

The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

4. Albert Einstein Scholarships

Deadline: May 15, 2021  | Apply here
Eligibility: Applicants should be under 35 years of age; and have a qualified university degree in a humanities, social, or natural science subject.
Location: Brandenburg, Germany

With the scholarship, the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation want to offer outstanding young scientists from Germany and abroad the opportunity to carry out a research project that is outside of their previous work.

The scholarship is linked to a stay in the summer house of Einstein’s summer house in Caputh, which lasts between five and six months. The scholarship holder receives a grant of EUR 10,000 as well as the travel expenses incurred.

3. Running Remote Conference

Date: May 21, 2021 | Register here
Prices: free tickets available (for a limited period of time)
Location: Online

Whether you run a remote-first company or a remote team within a hybrid or traditional company, Running Remote is for you.

You will get equipped with the tools to succeed in building remote teams. Get inspired, sharpen your skills and energize your creativity with insights from experts leading the remote work revolution.

2. Product Marketing Summit

Date: May 21, 2021 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 500,-
Location: Online

Join the largest gathering of product marketers who live at the intersection of product, marketing & sales.

Explore the solutions facilitating business growth in fast-moving markets. Find your technology partner, enhance your tech stack.

1. ChangeNOW Summit 2021

Dates: May 27-29, 2021 | Register here
Price: free tickets available (for a limited period of time)
Location: Paris, France

ChangeNOW is the world’s largest gathering of innovations for the planet.

Over 3 days, the summit puts the spotlight on the most concrete and innovative solutions to face the World’s biggest challenges.

🎁 Bonus opportunity!

11. Boustany MBA Harvard Scholarship

Deadline: June 1, 2021  | Apply here
Eligibility: Candidates of all nationalities can apply

The Boustany MBA Harvard Scholarship is granted once every two years for a two-year course at Harvard Business School.

The Scholarship offers financial aid amounting to US$102,200 (US$51,100 per year) towards tuition fees as well as travel and accommodation expenses.

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