IMD supports about half of our MBA participants by granting scholarships or loans. The total amount of scholarships available each year is around CHF 5,00,000. The maximum financial aid awarded per admitted candidate is CHF 65,000.
IMD offers a variety of merit and need-based MBA scholarships. Applicants may apply to several simultaneously, however, only one scholarship can be awarded per candidate.
Scholarships are granted subject to nomination by the scholarship selection committee, acceptance into the program and confirmation of your intention to participate in the program by paying the advance deposit. The deadline to apply for any scholarship is September 30.
In order to apply please ensure that you:
- Use the IMD MBA Scholarship template to write your essays
- Complete the MBA Financial aid application form (except for Future Leaders applications) and submit your full application to email@example.com
All essays should reflect your personal point of view expressed in your own words if necessary supported by proper citation.
IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.
|MBA Class Scholarship for Emerging Markets|
|Citizens of developing countries with good academic results (GMAT), strong reference letters & steady career progression|
|IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships (x3)|
|Applicants who demonstrate exceptional leadership understanding.|
Submit a 750-word essay on:
It has been said that success in business requires flexibility to be responsive, but also commitment to a recognized set of values. Discuss using your personal and professional experience.
|IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships (x5)|
|One scholarship is awarded to a citizen, but not necessarily current resident, of each region: Asia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe/North America/Oceania|
Submit a 1,000-word essay on:
Identify one tangible social, business or cultural issue in your region or country which you consider a priority to address. Why would you choose this issue and what makes you care about it? How would you, as a business leader (not a 3rd party or government), personally address it and ensure your business action has a sustainable impact?
|Nestlé Scholarship for Women|
|Preference is given to women from developing countries.|
Employees of Nestlé or its subsidiaries are not eligible.
Submit a 750-word essay on:
Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity?
|Jim Ellert Scholarship|
|Preference for citizens from Africa, Central/Eastern Europe & the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula who demonstrate high quality in the admission application.|
Submit a 500-word essay on:
Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD?
|Stewart Hamilton Scholarship|
|Read and reflect upon the case study Hollinger and the Downfall of Conrad Black.|
Submit a 750-word essay on: What,in your view, were the failings in the Hollinger corporate governance system? What personal learnings have you drawn from your analysis of the case study ?
Your essay should be divided equally between the two questions. The word limit will be strictly enforced.
|IMD MBA Merit Scholarships (x5)|
|Demonstrate exceptional qualities throughout the admissions process.|
Awarded at the discretion of IMD’s Admissions Committee at the time of offer.
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