ESMT

MBA scholarships

Awards available for outstanding candidates.

ESMT’s MBA scholarship program helps make your goal of an international business career a reality. Supported by its 25 corporate founders, ESMT offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships for MBA applicants. Every year, there are also a limited number of prestigious full-tuition scholarships available.

Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. MBA scholarships are restricted to self-funded candidates and are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

To receive a scholarship, MBA candidates first fill out an online application to the MBA program. All applicants to the MBA program are automatically considered for any available scholarships.

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30% Club & Women's Scholarships

30% Club & Women's Scholarships

30% Club / ESMT MBA Women's Scholarship

The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign which aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline.  It started in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards - currently the figure stands at 26.1% up from 12.5%. The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to the 30% Club mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.
ESMT and the 30% Club are committed to addressing gender imbalance and to helping more women reach influential positions. The 30% Club/ESMT MBA Scholarship has been established to encourage and support outstanding women who are aspiring towards senior leadership roles.

Number of scholarships available: One

Value: up to € 19,000

Eligibility: Female candidates who have excelled in leadership positions during their career or who have a clear path toward leadership in the future.

Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

 

Women's Scholarships

ESMT Women's Academic Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship is available to female candidates for the Full-time MBA program with an exceptional record of academic excellence and a GMAT score over 700.

Number of scholarships available: two

Value: up to € 15,000

Eligibility: All candidates with a GMAT score of over 700 are eligible. Candidates need to provide their official GMAT scores (not older than five years) and should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

 

Women in Leadership Scholarships

Number of scholarships available: two

Value: up to € 15,000  

Eligibility: Women who can show evidence of proven leadership achievements in their professional experience to date

Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

 

Allianz Scholarship

Allianz Scholarship

Understanding that social mobility issues and poverty exist in all societies and cultures, scholarships awarded from this fund for the MBA focus on applicants from all countries who want to further their knowledge of international business and would not otherwise have the financial means to follow an ESMT Degree Program. Candidates should show interest in studying ESMT's core competencies: innovation and technology management and sustainable business and must demonstrate a commitment to responsible leadership. Applications from women are specifically encouraged.

Number of scholarships available: Four full-tuition scholarships for Kofi Annan Fellows and several partial-tuition scholarships (up to € 15,000 each)

Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

For more information see our Allianz scholarship webpage.

Alumni Network Fellowship

Alumni Network Fellowship

The ESMT Alumni Network awards this scholarship to an outstanding applicant with a background in the non-profit sector planning to remain in non-profit after the MBA.

Number of Scholarships available: one

Value: Full tuition and fees

Eligibility:  Interested candidates must first be accepted to ESMT’s MBA programs and express their interest in the scholarship when applying. In addition to a first degree, applicants must show several years of work experience in a non-profit organization and be committed to returning to the non-profit world. Application deadline for this scholarship is July 31.

Kofi Annan Business School Foundation Fellowship

Kofi Annan Business School Foundation Fellowship

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation provides fellowships for talented and motivated students from developing countries that allow them to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands), NOVA SBE (Portugal), Koc University (Turkey) and Business School Lausanne (Switzerland).

Number of scholarships available: up to five

Eligibility: Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine.

Value: full tuition and fees of € 38,000 and a monthly stipend for living expenses

Conditions: Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

This scholarship is available at ESMT through the ESMT Circle of Friends.

Download the Kofi Annan Scholarship brochure here.

QS ESMT Diversity Scholarships

QS ESMT Diversity Scholarships

Number of scholarships available: one

Value: € 13,000

Eligibility: Attendance to at least one QS MBA Tour event in the past two years. Minimum GMAT score of 650. Candidates must demonstrate a clear interest in responsible leadership, sustainable development, and technology.

Criteria: Applications for this Scholarship are accepted exclusively by QS. For further information and to apply: www.topmba.com. Candidates submit an essay on the topic "Describe one event from your professional life where you challenged mainstream thought in a group setting, and describe the outcome, positive or negative" (max. 300 words). Candidates must also submit a complete ESMT MBA application.

The scholarship deadline is September 30.

Regional Scholarships

Regional Scholarships

Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship. Candidates will be expected to actively promote the school in their country throughout and after their studies, e.g. by serving as an ESMT mentor.

Value: up to € 15,000

 

ESMT Africa Scholarship

Number of scholarships available: three

Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in any African country. Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development and pursue professional options in Africa within a reasonable timeframe after completion of the program.

 

ESMT Americas Scholarship

Number of scholarships available: three

Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in any South, Central or North American country. Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development and pursue professional options in Latin and/or North America

 

ESMT Asia Scholarship

Number of scholarships available: three

Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in a South or East Asian / Australasian country

 

ESMT Central and Eastern Europe Scholarship

Number of scholarships available: five

Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in a Central or Eastern European country: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria.

Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development and pursue professional options in Central and Eastern Europe within a reasonable timeframe after completion of the program.

 

ESMT Middle East and Central Asia Scholarship

Number of scholarships available: three

Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in Lebanon, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar

Talentia Scholarship

Talentia Scholarship

Talentia, an agency from the Junta de Andalucía, provides funding covering the program fees, living and travel expenses to selected applicants.

Applicants must fulfill certain requirements including being a citizen of the EU with a link to Andalucía. For more information, please click here.