INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships

INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships provides financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD.

Scholarship Summary
Level: Postgraduate Institution(s): INSEAD
Location: France Field(s): MBA
Target: Africans Deadline(s): June

Candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and (d) a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest.

The scholarship targets nationals who work and live in one of the African countries, mostly, professionals in Southern Africa. Beneficiaries will receive financial support up to the tune of €20,000. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of tuition fees. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

In 2016, all three of INSEAD’s MBA programmes are ranked #1 by the Financial Times in their categories: MBA, Executive MBA and Single School Executive MBA. INSEAD’s goal is to develop value-driven business leaders with a global mind-set. INSEAD’s global alumni network offers reach and depth beyond any other top business school.

I am Eligible if…

  • I am a national of a sub-Saharan country
  • I have spent a substantial part of my life and received part of my prior education in Africa

Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the partner institution and program you are interested in

How to Apply for the INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships

Complete your application and submit the required essay by the deadline. There are 2 application deadlines for January 2017 intake – 19 April and 6 June 2016. The guideline for the essay is as follows:

1).In 350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.
2).In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.
3).In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

For detailed information on how to apply, visit the official website Link


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