INSEAD invites applications for the INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Special Profile Scholarship(s) for the 2018 academic year. For their class reunions, two classes – ’70 and ’87J wish to empower exceptional individuals through the INSEAD experience.
These awards of varying amounts will go to individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend INSEAD. By way of their backgrounds, work experience and personal profiles these candidates will bring an additional and unique diversity to INSEAD as well as to their own communities in the future as INSEAD alumni.
Such ‘special’ profiles can be candidates from socially, economically and/or politically challenged countries; candidates with a commitment to the not-for-profit sector; or candidates with a career in technological innovation that improves the environment. 

Worth of Award

€10,000 up to €25,000

  • Only candidates who feel confident that they can fulfill the ‘special’ or ‘different’ category should apply.
  • Candidates from poor backgrounds requiring financial assistance will also be considered.
  • A strong preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need.
Essay topic: Please refer to the Diversity scholarship description and the appropriate essay question.
How to Apply

Complete the application for the Diversity scholarships online and answer the third essay question (specific to the IAF special profile scholarship).


July 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 October 2017
Deadline: 6 November 2017
Round 2:
Applications Open: 15 January 2018
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 5 March 2018
Deadline: 19 March 2018
December 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 April 2018
Deadline: 7 May 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 11 June 2018
Deadline: 25 June 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 30 July 2018
Deadline: 13 August 2018

Click here for more details and to apply.
For information about applying for admission, click here.

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