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Below you will find the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about the program. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, you will find our contact information further down.


Is there a cost to participate in the program? Your participation is free of charge. CoGig are happy to offer compensation for travel costs associated with the program activities. You will also be provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks during the activities and for those who need it accommodation is arranged in central Stockholm.

What does it mean to be awarded "Female Leader Engineer"? The title ‘Female Leader Engineer of the Year’ is awarded one of the participants who have performed extraordinarily well during the program. The award is based on the jury’s’ assessment during the case exercise and presentation on jury day, as well as test results and performance on the interview. The student who is awarded the title will be offered a six months long tailored and individual development program in self-leadership with our program partner Nya Ledarskapet.

What kind of leadership experience is required? Any leadership experience is valuable – big or small. E.g., project leader in a school project, youth leader in sports or other leisure activities, teacher assistant etc. However, we believe interest and drive is the best prediction for success, and thereby you should never disqualify yourself before applying.

Why is the program run in English? CoGig values inclusivity and openness, which makes it natural to use English and thereby be able to welcome international students enrolled at a Swedish university.

Is Female Leader Engineer open for all master’s programs? Yes, the program is open for all master's programs as long it is a civil engineer master!

Which of CoGig’s talent programs should I apply to? You can apply for all programs, but you can only be admitted to one of them. If you are unsure, we recommend that you apply and make the final decision if you are offered a spot. When choosing among our talent programs, it is important to base your choice on your interest in the theme of the program and the different partner companies. If your passion shines through in the application, you are more likely to be selected for the program.


I have other commitments this semester, can I apply next year instead? Sorry, it is only possible to participate during the last year of your master studies.

I have just graduated, can I apply anyway? Sorry, it is only possible to participate during the last year of your master studies.

When do I have to complete the psychometrical tests? xxxx

I’m going to study abroad this semester, can I participate online? No. We don’t offer online participation. We believe that network and relationships are best built in person.


How many meet ups is included in the program? The program includes 12 meet ups in Stockholm and 2 additional digital meetings on Teams to start and end the program.

Where in Sweden does the program take place? All activities take place in central Stockholm. Transport for visits outside of central Stockholm is organized by CoGig or the partner companies.

During what time during the day do the activities take place? The times will differ, but you can assume the following when planning for your participation: Assessment day – slot-time of app. 1 h during the day (we can adapt the schedule after any mandatory exams). Kick-off dinner during the evening. Partner visits – approximately half-a-day each. If you are traveling to Stockholm the visit will start at lunchtime and on days when you travel back home, it will start in the morning. Jury day - slot-time of approximately 1 h during the day (we can adapt the schedule after any mandatory exams). Female Leader Engineer Gala – participants gather at 5 pm, the evening ends around 10:00 pm.

Do I have to book a hotel for the activities in Stockholm? No. CoGig will arrange accommodation in central Stockholm for those who travel 2 h or more for the activities and are unable to stay with friends or family.

Do I have to arrange transportation to Stockholm? Yes. We recommend all participants to go by train, when possible, to minimize the carbon footprint of the program. CoGig is offering reasonable compensation for traveling expenses.

Is it possible to study parallel to participating in the program? YES! The program is tailored to work alongside your studies. For example, we paus the program during midterm exams.


Send our Program Manager Emma Fredriksson a question and she will get back to you as soon as possible!

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