The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.), a graduate degree in business administration, attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. It is recognized worldwide and considered a major step towards a successful business management career. Popular among business students worldwide, it is one of the most sought after degrees.
Regardless of industry or profession, an MBA degree benefits everyone in business and management. Despite its value, finding a scholarship for an MBA degree can be daunting. Study & Scholarships has compiled the below list of International MBA Scholarships for students from emerging and developing countries. [You may also see other Scholarship Lists.]
A) Scholarships by MBA Schools and Universities
- Canon Collins Distance Learning MBA Scholarships at Edinburgh Business School
Canon Collins Trust selects scholars on behalf of Edinburgh Business School (EBS) for its distance learning MBA scholarships. There are two intakes each year. The scholarship covers full tuition fees, examination fees and learning materials. Learning materials will be sent to scholars by post. There are two scholarship application rounds per year. The closing date for the first round is 30 March, with applicants notified by the end of June; the closing date for the second round is 30 September, with applicants notified by the end of December...read more.
- Mo Ibrahim Scholarship Programmes for Africans
Investing in the future of young people in Africa is key to improving in the continent's governance. Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. The Foundation highlights areas in which dramatic impact can be demonstrated when young Africans are given the opportunities they deserve to build their own and their countries' futures. The scholarships develop the talent of outstanding young Africans in selected disciplines. Application deadlines will vary depending on the school of interest. Please contact the schools directly or Mo Ibrahim foundation...read more.
- Mo Ibrahim MBA Scholarships at London Business School
Talented individuals from sub-Saharan African can acquire the management and leadership skills essential for individual, corporate and national success. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholarship for sub-Saharan Africa aims to help produce exceptional leaders for the continent by supporting outstanding students on the full-time MBA programme at London Business School. FULL payment of fees for the successful recipients only are awarded. There are four different deadline date cycles at the London Business School...read more.
- Emerging Economy MBA Scholarships at Wharton Business School
The Emerging Economy MBA scholarships are offered to students from emerging economies throughout the world. These MBA scholarships help support the financial costs of the MBA for students from regions where repayment of large loans would be difficult...read more.
- INSEAD MBA Scholarships for Africans
To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created the INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowment Scholarships at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity...read more.
- International Development MBA Scholarships at University of Cranfield
To ensure a truly diverse and international programme, Cranfield University invites applications from all regions of the world and offers a number of scholarships for a full-time MBA programme...read more.
- INSEAD-Syngenta MBA Scholarships for Developing Country Students
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market.
Since Syngenta strongly believes that talented people are the key to successful businesses they embrace INSEAD's mission to train the brightest and best from around the world for the challenge of tomorrow's business world. Syngenta is particularly committed to the dynamic emerging market regions and has therefore chosen to offer this scholarship opportunity to future leaders from emerging countries...read more.
- MBA Diversity Scholarships at ESADE Business School
ESADE Business School also provides merit based scholarships to outstanding candidates committed to the School. There are more than 20 Scholarships available according to geographical area, sector of activity, gender, etc.
These Merit and Commitment Scholarships include: The African Business Scholarship, The Asian Business Scholarship, The Global Marketing Scholarship, The ESADE MBA Graduate Students Scholarship Fund: Leadership Scholarship, The ESADE MBA Graduate Students Scholarship Fund: Entrepreneurs' Scholarship, The Mexican Business Scholarship, The Women of the World Scholarship, The ESADE MBA Graduate Students Scholarship: Diversity Scholarship, The Expanding Horizons Innovation Scholarship, The Colombian Business Scholarship, The Brazilian Business Scholarship, The North American International Experience Scholarship, The MBA Consulting Scholarship, and many others...read more.
- IEDC Executive MBA Scholarships
As an agent of positive change in the region, IEDC-Bled School of Management has traditionally provided a small number of scholarships aimed at supporting and promoting economic development and leadership in the emerging economies.
Following this tradition, IEDC is proud to announce its Executive MBA Scholarship Campaign...read more.
- HEC-EGIDE/Eiffel Scholarships for International students in Developing Countries
Launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères), the Eiffel Scholarship is designed to bolster international recruiting by French schools of higher education, at a time when competition to attract top foreign students is growing among developed countries.
Note that applications from students currently studying outside France will be given priority over those from students already studying in France...read more.
- UNU Fellowship in International Organizations MBA Programme for Developing Countries
The University of Geneva and UNU share a strong commitment to capacity development, especially aiming to enhance the capacity of individuals and institutions in developing countries. Therefore, in line with UNU’s capacity-development focus, the University of Geneva will offer UNU fellowships for the International Organizations MBA Programme...read more.
- IMD Social Responsiblity MBA Scholarships
IMD, a leading Global Business School, through its IMD Scholarship Foundation, offers scholarships for postgraduate studies leading to an MBA Degree. If you are from an Emerging country, and would like a top international MBA to expand your horizons so that you can go back and make a difference, then this is for you...read more.
- IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships for International students
The five IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships are designed to encourage diversity in the class, with each awarded to a different region: Asia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe/North America/Oceania...read more.
- Jim Ellert MBA Scholarships for Africans, Asians and Europeans
Jim Ellert MBA Scholarships are intended to attract students from Africa, Central and Eastern Europe (including all former Soviet republics), and the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula (Thailand, Myramar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia)...read more.
- Nestlé MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries
The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA...read more.
- MBA Scholarships at Nottingham University Business School
Nottingham University Business School is offering a number of scholarships for the Nottingham MBA program. The School will only consider you eligible for a scholarship once you have been offered a place on the programme and have accepted your place by paying the course deposit. Scholarships are open to Home, European and International applicants...read more.
- Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for African and Asian Women
The Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholarship was established in memory of Muriel Dargent (1967 – 2004), Matthieu Dargent (1997 – 2004), Iris Dargent (2001 – 2004), and Muriel's parents, all of whom disappeared in the December 2004 Tsunami. A graduate of HEC in 1988, Muriel Dargent presented a strong role model for young women, juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and leader. The Fondation Rainbow Bridge will enable young women recipients to enrich their academic background by obtaining an HEC MBA...read more.
- Victor H Loewenstein Scholarships for International students
The Victor H. Loewenstein Scholarship is awarded to a student from outside the UK so as to enhance the international nature of the programme. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the benefits to the student.
Victor H. Loewenstein is an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh. During his student years he was involved with AIESEC and was shortly after graduation elected Secretary General of AIESEC International, in Geneva. Now, retired after close to a 40 year-career in Management Consulting, Mr Loewenstein is happy to offer this support to an MBA student...read more.
- The Calum Miller Scholarship
The University of Edinburgh will award a scholarship to any deserving student from any country. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the benefits to the student. The decision will be made by a committee consisting of Directors and key staff from Admissions...read more.
- Gordon R. McCulloch MBA Scholarships for Africans and Latin Americans
NOTE: The university is yet to renew this scholarship for the current session
The Gordon R. McCulloch MBA Scholarship is awarded to a student from an African or Latin American country, as classified by the United Nations, and who has been accepted onto the Full-time MBA or MBA in International Business programme, taught at the University of Edinburgh Business School...read more.
B) University Scholarships (with MBA as an eligible field of study)
- Masters Scholarships for International Students at University of Westminster
A wide range of International Scholarships are awarded for full-time Masters degree at the University of Westminster to students from developing and commonwealth countries. Particular preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate how the knowledge they will acquire from their studies will aid the development of their home countries...read more.
- Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships for International Students
The University of Edinburgh will offer 40 Master's scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University...read more.
- Leiden University Excellence Scholarships
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS) is offered for excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme and for excellent students from all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy...read more.
- Eric Bleumink Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Groningen
The primary objective of the Eric Bleumink Fund, established on 23 May 2000, is to provide financial support to Master’s students and PhD students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree or a doctorate. This initiative will not only improve the cooperation between the University of Groningen and universities in developing countries, but will also raise the level of academic expertise in these countries...read more.
- Masters Scholarships for International Students at University of Twente
University Twente Scholarships (UTS) are scholarships for excellent students from non-EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.
The UT Scholarship is meant for international students who show excellence, both academically as well as socially. It is awarded for one year of study and extended for a second year if study results are sufficient...read more.
- Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford
The Clarendon Fund is the University of Oxford’s flagship scholarship scheme. The awards are sponsored by Oxford University Press and are only available at the University of Oxford for all full-time and part-time graduate degrees.
From 1st September 2011, all postgraduate applicants for entry into Oxford University will be eligible for the prestigious Clarendon scholarship funding which has, up until now, only been open to international candidates with overseas fee status...read more.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarships at University of Cambridge
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is open for Citizens of all countries other than the USA (except the United Kingdom) and US citizens normally resident outside the USA. Gates Cambridge Scholarship are only available for full-time postgraduate degrees offered at the University of Cambridge, UK.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a full-time graduate degree study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge...read more.
- East-West Center (EWC) Graduate Degree Scholarships
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides Master’s and Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia (including Russia), the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawaii. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world’s most vibrant region.
The fellowships are provided for postgraduate degree study at the University of Hawaii and participation in the Center’s international and intercultural programs...read more.
- Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students at Kingston University
The International Office offers more than 60 scholarships and bursaries per year to international students (those classified with an 'overseas' fee status). These awards are given to: encourage academic excellence; increase the diversity of our student population; and develop relationships.
The Kingston University Postgraduate scholarships are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University.
Scholarships are available for both September entry and January entry (for courses with a relevant start date)..read more.
- Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University
To celebrate the official launch of the Sheffield Hallam University South East Asia regional office in Kuala Lumpur in March 2010, one full tuition-fee scholarship is available to an applicant from South East Asia for a 2009/10 postgraduate course. All full-time postgraduate taught courses are taking part in this scheme...read more.
C) Government Scholarships (with MBA as an eligible field of study)
- DAAD Scholarships for Postgraduate Courses with Special Relevance to Developing Countries
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.
These degree courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, provide academically-trained young professionals in leading positions from developing countries with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession...read more.
- Netherlands Masters Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the development cooperation budget.
The scholarships allow candidates to receive a postgraduate education and to earn a Dutch Master of Arts degree, a Master of Science degree, or a Professional Master’s degree...read more.
- Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) Scholarships for Developing Countries
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation, are designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff.
The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organizations...read more.
- Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for Developing Countries
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target and provide scholarships for highly-qualified students. The program is open to candidates from two different categories of countries. About 600 different study programs at Swedish universities are eligible for a scholarship. The programs have been selected by the Swedish universities and cover a wide variety of study areas...read more.
- Guest Masters Scholarships Program in Sweden
The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research...read more.
- Norwegian Quota Scheme for Developing Countries
The Quota Scheme contributes to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Scheme also strengthens relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalization at Norwegian institutions of higher education.
Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. The scheme normally includes courses at Master’s and Ph.D. level in addition to certain professional/Bachelor’s degrees. Most of the Norwegian institutions offer courses and educational programmes in English...read more.
- JDS Scholarships Program for Developing Countries in Asia
The JDS Program aims to provide nationalities of China, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka with opportunities for academic research at Japanese higher educational institutions under the Grant Aid assistance by Government of Japan...read more.
D) Donor-sponsored Scholarships (with MBA as an eligible field of study):
- AAUW International Fellowships for Women
AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S...read more.
- Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July.
The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network...read more.