The IMD MBA Scholarships are open to candidates who demonstrate exceptional leadership understanding and are seek to pursue their MBA at IMD.

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 candidate’s intention to participate in the program by paying the advance deposit of CHF 15,000.

IMD’s choices of scholarship participants continuously earn them the accolades for offering an educational experience second to none. Applying for the IMD MBA program develops technical competence, self-awareness and moral judgment of any candidate.

Course level: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Award Provider: IMD, Switzerland

Courses start January 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): IMD Switzerland

Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the University MBA program


Eligibility Criteria: 

  • A candidate is only eligible for  the program if they have been accepted into an IMD MBA Program.
  • Accepted candidates who demonstrate exceptionally strong leadership potential.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Financial Aid Application
  • Good academic results (GMAT)
  • Strong reference letters
  • Steady career progression

Number of Awardees: 3 scholarships are awarded each year

Value of Scholarship: CHF 200’000 (to be split between the winners of the scholarship)

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of course

Method of Application:

  • Candidates must submit a 750-word essay on the following topic: “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.”
  • Candidates must submit a completed MBA Financial Aid Application Form (when requested) and submit their essay using the IMD MBA Scholarship Template.
  • It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and scholarship template and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30th of September, 2017.

For more info, visit Scholarship Link