3 INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships (Up to €20,000) for Africans

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013


INSEAD MBA Scholarships for Africans

Course(s) Offered: Business Administration
Course Level: Masters (MBA)
Provider: INSEAD
Country to Study in: France, Singapore

Scholarship Description
To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity.

At their 5th reunion the Class of ’01J contributed to this important scholarship fund, as did the Class of ’97D on the occasion of their 10th reunion and the Class of ’69 at their 40th reunion. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

“Sound management education can harness Africa’s entrepreneurial culture”, commented Mr Mandela in support of this project. “I embrace INSEAD’s academic rigour and diversity, which will equip our scholars with the right management skills to drive Africa’s economic development. My hope and belief is that they will inspire a strong, globally integrated Africa”.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa.

Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Selection criteria:
By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:
  1. outstanding academic achievement and promise
  2. aptitude for business and financial management
  3. strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and
  4. a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest.
In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa.

Eligible groups
Nationals of any sub-Saharan African country

Participating Institution(s)
INSEAD - The Business School for the World (France and Singapore campuses).

Please note that INSEAD runs a fully-integrated three-campus structure, with a Europe campus in Fontainebleau (near Paris), an Asia campus in Singapore, and a Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi.

The MBA programme runs in parallel on the Asia and Europe campuses.

Fields of study
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

With over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. The accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.

Number of awards
Not specified - One or more Africans are sponsored every year

Sponsorship duration
One year - the duration is 10 to 12 months

Scholarship Benefits
Up to €20,000 will be awarded.

In addition, the accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.

Method of Application
Complete your application and submit the required essay by the advertised deadline date (see below). You will want to carefully read through the Scholarship application guideline.

Essay topic:
  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 complete and most current information, please visit the official website (link to it is below).

DEADLINES:
Every year, the recurring deadline dates are as follows:
  • 13 February each year for the July Class (starts in August)
  • 22 August each year for December class (starts) in January).
Please note:
Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Contact
You may contact INSEAD here

Application Deadline: 13 February / 22 August 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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3 comments:

  1. I was extremely happy to locate this website.I wanted to thank you with regard to this terrific read!!

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  2. Hello study & scholarships, good day. Pls am interested in this scholarship, but i wanted to confirm if my country Kenya is part of sub-saharan Africa so that i can apply. thanks

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