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INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed MBA Scholarships (Up to €20,000) for Africans to Study Abroad

Scholarship Description:
INSEAD – The Business School for the World, in partnership with its MBA Class of ’75 offers the INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity.

Eligible candidates for the INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship must be from a sub-Saharan African country and must have spent a substantial part of their lives in Africa.

Course Level: Masters (MBA)

Fields of study: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Eligible Countries: Citizens of ANY sub-Saharan African country are welcome to apply

Duration: One year – the program duration is 10 to 12 months


Award Provider: INSEAD – The Business School

Scholarship Value: Up to €20,000 will be awarded. In addition, the accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.

Scholarship to be taken in Country: France, Singapore

Eligibility Criteria: 
To be eligible for the Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa.

Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Selection criteria:
By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:

  1. outstanding academic achievement and promise
  2. aptitude for business and financial management
  3. strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and
  4. a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest.

In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa.
How to Apply for this Scholarship:

Interested applicants should complete their application and submit the required essay by the advertised deadline date (see below). Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

ESSAY TOPIC:

In 350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.

In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.

In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

It is important to carefully read through the Scholarship application guideline, and to see the current INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship page, and to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship application.

For more info Visit Scholarship Webpage