IMD offers a variety of MBA scholarships and applicants may apply to several simultaneously, however only one scholarship can be awarded per candidate. Scholarships are granted subject to nomination by the scholarship selection committee, acceptance into the program and confirmation of your intention to participate in the program by paying the advance deposit of CHF 15,000.

MBA Class Scholarship for Emerging Markets  – CHF 200’000 (to be split between the winners of the scholarship)

IMD’s MBA program is offering a new and considerable scholarship program to enable young leaders from emerging markets to earn the IMD MBA degree. Scholarships are granted subject to acceptance to the program, demonstrated financial need and nomination by the scholarship selection committee.

  • Demonstrated financial need; complete our Financial Aid Application
  • For citizens of developing countries (except BRIC countries)
  • Good academic results (GMAT)
  • Strong reference letters
  • Steady career progression

Staton Scholarship (x 1) US$ 50,000

For applicants from South America (with the exception of Brazil), on condition that the candidate returns to South America for at least three years after graduation.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 750 word essay on:
    The role of entrepreneurship in moving my country forward and my contribution to that goal.

IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships (x 3) CHF 30,000

For applicants who demonstrate exceptional leadership understanding.

  • Submit a 750 word essay on:
    It has been said that success in business requires flexibility to be responsive, but also commitment to a recognized set of values. Discuss using your personal and professional experience.

IMD MBA Alumni Scholarships (x 5) CHF 30,000

One scholarship is awarded to a citizen, but not necessarily current resident, of each region: Asia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe/North America/Oceania

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 1,000 word essay on:
    Identify one issue in your region / country which you consider a priority to address. Why would you choose this issue? How would you, as a business leader, personally address it and ensure your action has a sustainable impact?
    Essays should be personal and visionary, and include a clear description of how the solution could be implemented in a sustained manner.

Van Oord Scholarship (x 1) CHF 30,000

For citizens of developing countries whose progress has been strongly influenced by its seaside location, struggle against the water, maritime tradition, river transportation system, etc. Preference for those with a technical background / experience related to marine engineering who wish to return to their countries after graduation.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 750 word essay on:
    How the seaside location of my country can be better used to contribute to economic growth and sustainability?

Nestlé Scholarship for Women (x 1) CHF 25,000

Preference is given to women from developing countries*.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 750 word essay on:
    Many have argued that greater diversity in the Top Management team of an organization is good for profits and customers. What would you recommend as ways to achieve greater diversity?
  • *Employees of Nestlé and its subsidiaries are not eligible

Jim Ellert Scholarship (x 1) CHF 20,000

Preference is given to citizens from Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and the South-Eastern Asian Peninsula.

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing our Financial Aid Application and submit a 500 word essay on:
    Why I would like to do an MBA at IMD?
    The quality of the admission application will also be taken into consideration

How to Apply

In order to apply please ensure that you :

  • Use the IMD MBA Scholarship Template to write your essays.
  • Complete the MBA Financial Aid Application Form (when requested) and submit your full application to [email protected]
  • All essays should reflect your personal point of view expressed in your own words, if necessary supported by proper citation.
  • IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for any scholarship is September 30.

Click here for more details and to apply

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