Have you been waiting for a new dose of awesome opportunities to boost your career in the upcoming year? Great news: it’s finally here! We are already excited for 2024, and we want to share with you a glimpse of what to expect in the near future.

Before a toast to a great year, we’ve selected the top university programs, competitions, events, and scholarships that will maximize your potential in 2024. Happy applying!

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Top University Programs 2024

Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management at EHL Hospitality Business School

Deadline: May 31 APPLY NOW
Eligibility: candidates who have outstanding academic and linguistic potential, as well as the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a high-status hospitality management career.
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Renowned for its quality education, EHL Hospitality Business School ranks number one among universities for hospitality management studies and is in the top 5 schools in Switzerland for management and business.

EHL’s Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management opens the doors to any business where customer experience is key.

Master your skills, grow your network, and enjoy a world-class experience with EHL Hospitality Business School!

  • Unlock your potential through the Swiss dual education model with advanced academics and hands-on experience
  • Study in English, with an option to study in French on the EHL Campus Lausanne
  • ‍ Experience Michelin-star excellence and learn from award-winning chefs
  • Build strong relationships with the industry in Switzerland and Singapore
  • ✈️ Test your knowledge and develop your skills with 2 Internships for operational and managerial experience
  • Gain global exposure to Europe and Asia

EHL Hospitality Business School boasts a 96% employment rate among its recent graduates. 55% of them are in senior management positions or above!

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Master’s Degree

Deadline:  April 30  APPLY NOW 
Dates: September 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025
Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students with a university or college degree.
Waterloo, Canada

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics empowers its students to succeed in the business world. By providing skills and practical knowledge, it serves as a launchpad to an international career.

Earn one of each of six degrees in just 12 months:

Grab your chance to become part of one of Canada’s largest internationally accredited business schools built on a reputation of industry-leading research, award-winning, dedicated faculty, and a superior student experience.

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Top Student Competitions 2024

Page Student Case Study Competition

Deadline: January 15 APPLY NOW 
Eligibility: currently enrolled students, graduate or undergraduate, in a school of business, communications or journalism who is pursuing a degree (full-time or part-time) is eligible to participate.

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In order to advance its mission of strengthening the enterprise leadership role of the chief communications officer and emphasizing the highest professional standards, Page, in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations, is issuing a call for original case studies written by students at schools of communications, journalism, and business that focus on corporate communications and the practice of public relations.

Rice Business Plan Competition

Deadline: January 31  APPLY NOW
Dates: April 4-6, 2024
Eligibility: any graduate-student startup in a broad range of industries, from any university, in any degree program, in any country, can apply to the RBPC.

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The Rice Business Plan Competition offers an educational program mirroring real-world experience through this multi-day event for student startups from across the world.

Student founders pitch to investors, receive feedback, and advance their startups. There is also significant time designated for interaction with our judges and prize sponsors, providing valuable access and experience with early- and later-stage investors.

GLOBAL CBS Case Competition

Deadline: February 12 APPLY NOW
Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students with no more than a two-year gap between graduating from your bachelor programme and being enrolled in your graduate programme.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

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GLOBAL is your chance to practice case-solving and be challenged by a panel of industry-leading professionals, which is an experience rarely gained while studying.

The top 3 teams will be flown into Copenhagen and present in-person in the grand final which is livestreamed to all relevant platforms.

Top Startup Opportunities 2024

Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge

Deadline: January 31  APPLY NOW  
Eligibility: international startups and SMEs who have a ready solution to address at least one of their challenge statements.
Location: Singapore

The Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge, organized by Enterprise Singapore, brings together established corporates across industries to collaborate with startups and SMEs to co-develop, test, and pilot solutions to wide-ranging challenge statements aimed at addressing sustainability goals.


Deadline: February 16  APPLY NOW  
Eligibility: companies in the Network Administration, Analytics, Machine Learning, Logistics, Open Source, SMB, Enterprise Software, Digital Design, Retail Sectors, eCommunications, Mobility, and Future of Work industries, located in the United States, regardless of their incorporation status, at any stage.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, the United States

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At IDEA Showcase, entrepreneurs focused on transforming markets – or creating entirely new categories – give their best 5-minute pitches to a discerning panel of judges.

Entrepreneurship World Cup

Deadline: March 31 APPLY NOW
startups from around the world are welcome to apply.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The Entrepreneurship World Cup is one of the biggest and most diverse startup pitch competitions and support programs of its kind, featuring more than 370,000 entrepreneurs from over 200 countries.

EWC 2024 will award over $1 million in cash prizes to the top entrepreneurs and opportunities for startups at all levels – from the idea stage to scale-up – to reach the next stage in their journey.

Ascension Startup Program

Deadline: March  APPLY NOW 
early-stage fintech businesses incorporated in Canada, with a validated problem, having at a working prototype of the solution and/or have proven traction, that have not raised more than $1M in equity funding and looking to raise funds within the next 3 to 12 months

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Obtaining funding as a startup is critical to a strong foundation and scaling up, yet it can be overwhelming.

Ascension is a 12-week program that will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and network to build a compelling case to achieve your startup’s capital-raising needs.

Top Scholarships 2024

Hansen Leadership Institute Scholarship

Deadline: January 15 APPLY NOW
Dates: July 1-23, 2024
upper division undergraduates or graduate students, aged 20-25, interested in international relations, diplomacy, or related fields. They must demonstrate leadership potential outside the classroom, obtain an academic adviser’s written English proficiency verification, possess a valid international passport (with a U.S. visa if required) by the program’s start, and preference will be given to those who haven’t previously visited the United States.
Location: the United States

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HLI provides training in the principles, practices, and psychology of effective, ethical, and visionary leadership. Hansen Fellows learn to be effective communicators and public speakers.

The intense, 24/7 face-to-face community of our three-week program becomes a path to a vibrant virtual hub where Hansen alums engage, connect, and mutually support each other’s projects of peace and community building.

Vienna BioCenter Summer School

Deadline: January 31 APPLY NOW
Dates: July 1 – August 31, 2024
you need to be studying a degree in a Life Science related subject and have completed at least 2 years of a University study (e.g. 2-3 years of a Bachelor (Hons) study or 1 year of a Master study – by 30 June).

Vienna BioCenter Summer School is a 9-week Research Program for Life Science Undergrads at one of Europe’s leading Research Centers.

Selected fellows receive numerous benefits, including free student accommodation, a stipend of 1400 euros after tax for the nine-week program, medical insurance, and more.

Millennium Fellowship

Deadline: January 31, 2024 | Apply now
Eligibility: undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university.

Access to world-class training, connections, and recognition is just an application away. Are you ready to take your social impact to the next level?

Apply for the Millennium Fellowship, a semester-long leadership development program supported by the United Nations Academic Impact and MCN.

Which of these opportunities are you going to apply for first? Did we miss any other life-changing opportunity worth listing here? Let us know in the comments!

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