June 27, 2015

Germany: MBA and Executive MBA Scholarships for African and other International Students Worldwide

ESMT Merit-based MBA and EMBA Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Management, Administration
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Provider: ESMT
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
Supported by its 25 corporate founders, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) offers a number of merit-based partial-tuition and full-tuition MBA and Executive MBA scholarships to support its students.

The state-accredited private business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs.

Founded in 2002, the ESMT is an international business school offering excellence and innovation through rigorous academic research, teaching, and educational consulting — with a practice-oriented approach to business education.

European School of Management and Technology, ESMT

ESMT MBA admissions is designed to find the candidates who best fit ESMT’s MBA program. The school is looking for a diverse group of professionals who share ESMT’s mission and who will succeed in the MBA program, both academically and professionally. ESMT considers each detail of a potential student's application to assess an their abilities and goals.

Specifically, ESMT MBA Admissions looks for these key qualities in applicants:
  • Excellent analytical ability, both quantitative and qualitative
  • International outlook, intercultural competence, and a responsible approach to business
  • Proven teamwork skills in stressful situations
  • Leadership potential, especially for high-performance career growth in a global environment
  • Willingness to learn from others in a collegial environment
Selection Criteria:
(a). MBA scholarships:
Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. MBA scholarships are restricted to self-funded candidates and are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

(b). Executive MBA scholarships:
ESMT awards scholarships based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership experience, and outstanding growth potential. Scholarships for the Executive MBA are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

Eligible groups
Citizens and nationals of ALL countries are eligible.

Participating Institutions
The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin, Germany.

Fields of study
Master degree level studies in Management and Business Administration

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor - every year, a limited number of scholarships are offered

Scholarship benefits
(a). MBA scholarships: ESMT’s MBA scholarship program helps make your goal of an international business careers a reality. ESMT offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships for MBA applicants. Every year, there are a limited number of prestigious full-tuition scholarships also available.

The MBA scholarships include:
  • Alumni Network Fellowship
  • ESMT Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • ESMT Women of Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • ESMT Africa Scholarship
  • ESMT Americas Scholarship
  • ESMT Asia Scholarship
  • ESMT Central and Eastern Europe Scholarship
  • ESMT Middle East and Central Asia Scholarship
  • Global Women’s Scholarship
  • Kofi Annan Business School Foundation
  • QS ESMT Diversity Scholarships
  • Talentia Scholarships
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details.

(b). Executive MBA scholarships: For self-funded candidates, ESMT offers partial-tuition, merit-based scholarships for top EMBA applicants. Scholarships for the Executive MBA are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

The Executive MBA scholarships include:
  • Alumni network fellowship
  • Global women's scholarship
  • ESMT Americas scholarship
  • ESMT Central and Eastern Europe scholarship
  • ESMT Africa scholarship
  • ESMT Middle East and Central Asia scholarship
  • Tagesspiegel Entrepreneur Scholarship
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details.

Method of Application
If you are interested in applying, note that ESMT accepts only online applications.

Before starting an online application, prospective students must meet all of the following requirements:
  1. At least three years of postgraduate, professional experience
  2. An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
  3. Strong GMAT or GRE scores
    The average GMAT score is 640. ESMT’s GMAT code is 7121. We also accept GRE scores, and our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7768.
  4. TOEFL scores, or equivalent proof of fluency, for non-native English speakers
To receive an MBA scholarship, MBA candidates must first fill out an online application to the MBA program. All applicants to the MBA program are automatically considered for any available scholarships.

To receive an Executive MBA scholarship, EMBA applicants must first complete an online application to the Executive MBA program. Self-funded EMBA applicants are automatically considered for any available scholarships.

Please note: The online application is the first stage of the application process. You may be required to submit other documents along with the completed online application.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed description of the different scholarships offered, number of offers to be awarded, full value/benefits of each and the eligibility criteria for awarding each of them.

MBA Admissions operates a rolling deadline, with available places in the class filled on a continual basis. Space in the ESMT MBA class is limited, and early application is strongly suggested.

The following are deadlines for the next MBA intake:
  • Round 1 - April 2: Early decision deadline. Applicants will receive the first chance to reserve their seats in the class.
  • Round 2 - July 1: Students must apply by this deadline if they plan to enroll in pre-MBA intensive German language classes in Berlin with a 50% discount. Only students fully enrolled in the MBA program by July 31 are eligible for the discount.
  • Round 3 - October 1: Many of ESMT’s competitive scholarships are awarded by this deadline, including the Kofi Annan Foundation Scholarship. (NOTE: applying before October 1 does not decrease your scholarship chances.)
  • Final -- November 1: (December 2 for EU nationals) For visa purposes, this is the last deadline for the MBA program. If the class becomes full, students will be waitlisted.
ESMT only starts processing your application when all supporting documents have been received. You may turn in items separately, but only completed applications will be reviewed.

If the results of the GMAT (or alternatively GRE) and TOEFL (or equivalent) are not received by the deadline, your application will be considered during the following round. A copy of GMAT test scores is acceptable to begin the evaluation of an application, but no final admission decision will be made before the receipt of the original test scores report.

The European School of Management and Technology, ESMT, is an international non-profit state-accredited private university located in Berlin, Germany; with an additional location in Schloss Gracht near Cologne. The School was founded by 25 global companies and institutions. ESMT offers a Master's in Management, a Full-time MBA, an Executive MBA, as well as executive education in the form of open enrollment and customized programs.

For enquiries or MBA Admissions, please contact:
Stephanie Kluth, Head of Admissions Office
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1404,
Email: mba@esmt.org

Application Deadline: Ongoing / Rolling
Open to International Students: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application(MBA Scholarships)
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Related: ESMT's Kofi Annan Fellowship for Developing Countries


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