What is SIFE?
SIFE brings together a diverse network of university
students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared
mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the
positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects
that improve the lives of people worldwide, SIFE participants are
demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business
can be a powerful force for change.
Participation in SIFE provides university students with the opportunity
to make a meaningful difference in their communities, while gaining the
experience, skills and contacts necessary to build a successful career.
SIFE students are talented, hard working, value-driven leaders that
blend a competitive spirit and desire to succeed with a sense of
integrity and desire to give something back. As a member of a SIFE team,
you’ll be joining a worldwide network of more than 48,000 other
students who are each making their own contribution toward our shared
mission of creating a better world. It’s an experience that will change
the lives of those in need and quite possibly your own as well.
SIFE Criterion & Requirements
SIFE competitions are challenging, team-oriented events that create a
sense of accountability and motivation for teams to continually improve
the quality of their projects. They also provide an opportunity for
collaboration and best-practice sharing, further strengthening the value
of the learning experience and the overall effectiveness of the
Every country that operates a SIFE program is eligible to organize a
national competition for the teams in their country. Countries with
larger programs will often hold a series of regional competitions, with
the winners from these events qualifying to participate in the national
competition. The National Champion team from each country is then
invited to compete at the SIFE World Cup.