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.
INSEAD Scholarships are highly sought-after sources of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. Qualified candidates are invited to apply for this award.
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.
By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:
- outstanding academic achievement and promise
- aptitude for business and financial management
- strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and
- 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.
Method of Application
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.
- 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.
Each year, the submission of applications is for two classes — the July class (starts in September) and the December class (starts in January).
Application Deadline: 8 May / 19 Jun 2017