July 20, 2016

INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Scholarships (up to €10,000) for Africans to Study in France, Singapore or Abu Dhabi

INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship - '07D

Course(s) Offered: Business administration
Course Level: Graduate (MBA)
Provider: INSEAD staff; former colleagues
Country to Study in: France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi

Scholarship Description
INSEAD - The Business School for the World, in partnership with Sam Akiwumi's classmates from 2007, Sam's family and friends, and former colleagues have all contributed to offer the INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship program for Africans.

Eligible candidates for the INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Scholarship are targeted at participants from the whole of the African continent, with a preference for Ghanaians.

Interested candidates are invited to apply to the INSEAD MBA programme to qualify to apply for this award. INSEAD Scholarships are highly sought-after sources of financial assistance. They are limited in number with significant competition for each award.

INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarships - '07D

Candidates admitted to the MBA programme from Africa qualify. Preference will be given to Ghanaians and to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

Eligible groups
Citizens of African countries

Participating Institutions
INSEAD - The Business School for the World (France and Singapore campuses). The scholarships are available for both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses of INSEAD.

(With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD's business education and research spans three continents.)

Fields of study
Masters in Business administration – MBA

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
For the whole duration of the program - the INSEAD MBA is a 10 to 12 months program

Scholarship benefits
Up to €10,000 will be awarded per scholarship

Method of Application
To be considered for the INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship, you must complete the Need-based Scholarship application (found on the official website). You also need to complete and submit essays on the topic as described below. NB: All INSEAD's scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned otherwise. For all its scholarships, the school requires applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.

Essay topic:
  1. Only if you would like to be considered for the IAF Special Profile scholarships, please answer the following question in no more than 400 words: Briefly describe an instance or aspect in your life to date that has made you stand out amongst your peers or that you consider exceptional in one way or another.
  2. In approximately 350 words for all the questions that follow:(a) state why you feel an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your particular career needs, (b) explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation.
  3. In approximately 350 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year e.g. details of income (such as your income, investment income, savings, property rentals,etc) set against details of expenditure (such as local outgoings, INSEAD fees, rent living expenses). How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship or financial aid from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a need-based scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate?Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.
It is important to carefully read through the Scholarship application guideline, and to see the current INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship page, and to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship application.

Each year, the submission of applications is for two classes -- the July class (starts in September) and the December class (starts in January). Each of these classes have three application rounds, and deadline dates are as shown below.

For the July 2017 class, application submissions for Round 1 OPENS 26th October 2015 and CLOSE 9th November 2015; while Round 2 applications OPEN 16 November 2015 and CLOSE 30 November 2015; while Round 3 applications OPEN 15 February 2016 and close 29 February 2016.

For the December 17 Class, application submissions for Round 1 OPENS 4th April 2016 and CLOSE 19th April 2016; while Round 2 applications OPEN 23rd May 2016 and CLOSE 6th June 2016; while Round 3 OPENS 18 July 2016 and CLOSES 3 August 2016.

Classmates from 2007, Sam’s family and friends, INSEAD staff and former colleagues have all contributed to this scholarship fund in memory of Sam Akiwumi ’07D (a Ghana/UK national) who died tragically in the year he was at INSEAD.

INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools. With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents.

Application Deadline: 3 August 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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