Van Oord MBA Scholarship for Master’s Students from Developing Countries

Van Oord MBA Scholarship for Students

Course(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Graduate (master’s)
Provider: Van Oord and IMD
Country to Study in: Switzerland

Scholarship Description
The IMD MBA Scholarships aim to help you finance your year at IMD. You need to have already submitted your admissions application to the full-time IMD MBA program to be considered for one of these scholarships, and will only be awarded a scholarship if you are accepted into the program.

IMD MBA candidates who can demonstrate financial need may also apply for IMD loans (maximum financial aid awarded CHF 65,000).

For the Van Oord MBA Scholarship, the jury is the van Oord family and the IMD MBA scholarship committee.

Eligibility (Who can qualify?)
Candidates with financial need who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who are citizens of the geographical areas below.

Preference is given to those who wish to return to their countries after graduation and to those with a technical background and / or experience related to marine engineering.

Selection Criteria:
  1. Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
  2. Submitting an essay on:
    How the seaside location of my country can be better used to contribute to economic growth and sustainability.? (maximum 750 words)
Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing countries whose advancement / progress has been strongly influenced by its seaside location, struggle against the water, maritime tradition, river transportation system, etc.

Participating Institutions
International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland

Fields of study
MBA programs

Number of awards
One (1) award is given out every year

Sponsorship duration
This is a financial aid

Scholarship benefits
The award amount value is CHF 30,000

Method of Application
This scholarship is Need based. You are to submit the MBA Financial Aid Application Form found on the official website (link to it is found below). To download the "MBA Program Brochure", the "MBA Class Profile", the "MBA Financial Aid Application Form"; AND also to Apply online, you need to visit the official website (link to it is below).

Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to The IMD scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:
  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion
The deadline for all IMD MBA scholarship applications is September 30, for the following year's program.

Applicants must have been accepted into the IMD MBA program prior to their scholarship application. IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury / sponsors.

IMD is an independent business school, with Swiss roots and global reach, expert in developing leaders and transforming organizations to create ongoing impact. For some years, IMD has been ranked TOP 3 in executive education worldwide – FIRST in open programs (Financial Times 2012-2013).

Application Deadline: 30 September 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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