By the registration deadline of 16 January 2013, CIES had received a record number of applications for the 14th edition of the FIFA Master Programme. The final list of several hundred applicants included 16 graduates from 13 different partner universities of the FIFA/CIES International University Network:
• Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (2)
• University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (1)
• University of the West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (2)
• Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey (1)
• Cairo University, Egypt (2)
• Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine (1)
• Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires (1)
• Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago, Chile (1)
• Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1)
• Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela (1)
• Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal (1)
• Universidad de Costa Rica, San José (1),
• Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain (1)
CIES is very pleased with the success of the project among its partner universities.
The FIFA Master Scientific Committee will now review all of the candidates and decide who should be awarded the scholarship. A final decision is expected in May.
The 'FIFA/CIES Network Scholarship' was established to promote and develop relations between the FIFA/CIES Programme in Sports Management and the FIFA Master. It is hoped this will further reinforce the feeling of belonging of Programme alumni within the CIES community.