September 11, 2016

University of Melbourne Business School MBA Scholarships for Africans and Other International Students

Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Business, Management
Course Level: Graduate (MBA)
Provider: MBS
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
Generous scholarships are available to support your full-time study for an MBA at Melbourne Business School (MBS). Competition for scholarship support is intense.

International students (including Africans) can apply for the Dean’s International Management Scholarship, The Founders Scholarship, the Developing Nations Scholarship, the Diversity Excellence Scholarships and the MBS Scholarships. The Asian Development bank - Japan scholarship program is targeted at citizens of ADB countries only, while The Helen MacPherson Smith Fellowship is reserved for women only.

Scholarships at MBS

1). Dean’s International Management Scholarship

This scholarship recognises the high calibre of international students commencing in the full-time MBA program each year. Awarded on merit, the scholarship recognises candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, high level management qualities, and who have experience in international business.
  • Value: up to $85,470 (towards tuition)
  • Open to: International full-time MBA candidates
  • Application: Qualifying candidates will be sent application details via email. Those interested will be asked to submit a written application, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with the Dean or his proxy.

2). Asian Development bank - Japan scholarship program

This scholarship provides the opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue a full-time MBA with financial assistance from the Government of Japan.
  • Award: Full tuition fees, fortnightly living allowance, airfares, materials allowance and overseas student health cover.
  • Open to: Students aged 35 years or under, living and working in their home country. Students agree to return to his/her home country after the completion of studies under the MBA program.
  • They must be a citizen of one of the following ADB's member countries:
    Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
  • Application: Candidates must submit a completed application to Melbourne Business School by 31 August 2016, to be considered for this scholarship for the August 2017 intake. All candidates who are offered a place and fulfil the criteria are automatically considered.

3). The Founders Scholarship

The Founders Scholarship pays tribute to the ‘5 Johns’ who are the founding fathers of Melbourne Business School as we know it today. It is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated innovative leadership and a positive impact in their community.
  • Funded by: Melbourne Business School & MBS Alumni Community
  • Award: from $40,000 (towards tuition)
  • Open to: Full-time MBA candidates
  • Application: All successful full-time MBA candidates are automatically considered for this award and shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

4). The Helen MacPherson Smith Fellowship

The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust has established a special fund to encourage women to study, teach and research in management. Fellowships are awarded each year to outstanding women who have demonstrated that they have the potential to reach senior levels in management or to create and run their own business.
  • Funded by: Helen MacPherson Smith Trust
  • Award: up to $50,000 (towards tuition)
  • Open to: Female full-time MBA candidates from Victoria only
  • Application: All successful MBA candidates are automatically considered for this award and candidates will be notified of any scholarship support at the time of their application outcome.

5). Developing Nations Scholarship

MBS awards a partial Scholarship each year to an outstanding applicant from a Developing Nation in an effort to promote diversity in the classroom and provide students from all over the world the opportunity to obtain a world-class business education from Australia.
  • Funded by: MBS Annual Fund (Alumni donations)
  • Award: from $60,000 (towards tuition)
  • Open to: Full-time MBA candidates who hold a passport of a developing country as declared by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Application: All successful full-time MBA candidates are automatically considered for this award and candidates will be notified of any scholarship support at the time of their application outcome.
  • Applications must be submitted by 31 August 2016

6). Diversity Excellence Scholarships

The Diversity Excellence Scholarships reflect our commitment to promoting diversity within the MBA classroom and seeking out excellence in candidates who come from a range of backgrounds.
  • Award: from $50,000 (towards tuition)
  • Open to: Full-time MBA candidates
  • Application: All successful full-time MBA candidates are automatically considered for this award and candidates will be notified of any scholarship support at the time of their application outcome.
  • Applications must be submitted by 19 October 2016

7). MBS Scholarships

  • Value: from $30,000 (towards tuition)
  • Open to: Full-time MBA candidates
  • Application: All successful full-time MBA candidates are automatically considered for this award and candidates will be notified of any scholarship support at the time of their application outcome. There are four scholarship decision making rounds before each intake and prospective students are advised that they will only be considered in two consecutive scholarship decision making rounds for an MBS Scholarship.
Method of Application
All full-time MBA students are automatically considered for scholarship support – when you are accepted into the MBA program, Melbourne Business School will let you know of any scholarship support and if additional documentation is required.

Other scholarships given by the MBS abound. You may also apply for these scholarships if you are eligible. Visit the official website (link to it is below).

DEADLINES:
There are no set deadlines for several of the scholarships as you are considered for them immediately you apply for a course of study. However, application deadline dates of 31st August 2016 and 19th October 2016 apply to some of the scholarships (see above)

PLEASE NOTE:
Competition for scholarship support is intense – you should not apply for the full-time MBA program unless you are able to be entirely self-funding.

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the graduate business school of the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The School offers an MBA program, specialist Masters programs, a doctoral program, and executive education programs.

Application Deadline: 19 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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