INSEAD Alumni Fund Women's Scholarships (up to €15000) in Europe, Asia and UAE for Outstanding Females Worldwide

IAF Women's Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Business, Administration, related fields
Course Level: Graduate (MBA)
Provider: INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF)
Country to Study in: France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi

Scholarship Description
The IAF Women's Scholarships support INSEAD's commitment to bring outstanding women professionals to the MBA Programme and to increase representation of women in leadership positions in the business community.

The INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF), created in 1977, raises funds from alumni of the world class INSEAD Business School for INSEAD's development. A significant portion is allocated to scholarships that will underwrite the breadth of diversity of INSEAD participants: country of origin, background, gender, etc.

INSEAD invites all eligible candidates to apply for the IAF Women's Scholarships. Some 10 to 15 awards are made per class and most are allocated at the time of admission based on merit.

INSEAD Alumni Fund Women's Scholarships

INSEAD seeks bright, dynamic and motivated women who are making significant achievements in their professional and/or personal lives.

Merit scholarships will be awarded to recognize these outstanding women. Their financial situation may also be taken into consideration.

Eligible groups
Female citizens of ANY country of the world

Participating Institutions
INSEAD Business School -- in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi).

Fields of study
Masters level course programs in Business Administration (i.e. MBA)

Number of awards
Every year, some 10 to 15 awards are made per class

Sponsorship duration
Award covers the whole period of the program study

Scholarship benefits
The value of the scholarship award is up to € 15,000 (in the past, awards ranged between € 5,000 to € 15,000)

Method of Application
To be considered for these scholarships please submit your application on line before the specified deadlines. See deadline dates below. Candidates will also be considered for the INSEAD Judith Connelly Delouvrier Scholarships.

You will also be required to submit an essay. The Essay topic:
  1. In approximately 350 words please answer the following questions: Women are still not equally represented in the business world. What can be done about this? What have you contributed to date to address this issue, and what do you expect to contribute in the future?
  2. In approximately 150-200 words explain why a women's scholarship at INSEAD would be important to you and outline any factors that you feel would distinguish you from other candidates.
  3. What amount of award do you consider appropriate? Discuss. (approximately 150 words)
It is important to carefully read through the Scholarship application guideline, and to see the current INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Women's Scholarship(s) page, and to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship application.

Submission of applications is for 2 classes -- July class (starts in September) and December class (starts in January). INSEAD offers a staged application process, with three deadlines for each of the two intakes per year.

For the July 2019 class, application submissions for Round 1 OPENS 23rd October 2017 and CLOSES 6th November 2017; Round 2 applications OPEN 15 January 2018 and CLOSES 29 January 2018; and Round 3 applications OPENS 05 March 2018 and CLOSES 19 March 2018.

For the December 19 Class, application submissions for Round 1 OPENS 23rd April 2018 and CLOSES 7th May 2018; Round 2 applications OPEN 11th June 2018 and CLOSES 25th June 2018; and Round 3 applications OPEN 30th July 2018 and CLOSES 13th August 2018.

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.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on the three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC. In Asia, INSEAD partners with Tsinghua University in Beijing and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

INSEAD is a founding partner in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

Application Deadline: 29 Jan / 19 Mar / 7 May / 25 Jun / 13 Aug 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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  1. Plz,how do I apply for this scholarship and how do I submit the essay after writing?thanks

    1. Every information you need to apply has been supplied in the above article. Please see 'METHOD OF APPLICATION' in the above article!