External funding options

Discover a list of organizations which can help you fund your MBA.

External funding options

Discover a list of organizations which can help you fund your MBA.

Funding your MBA

IMD is committed to encouraging diversity within our full-time program by providing support and assistance to those who have the profile, but lack the financial means to complete the IMD MBA.

LendwiseSplenditSallie Mae and Prodigy Finance are our loan providers as they offer student loans focusing on higher education at top schools. We also work with GradRight for Indian nationals.

Applications should ideally be submitted as soon as you are accepted into the program if you want to ensure timely disbursement for the third and fourth tuition installments. If you want to forecast your budget in advance, you might also be able to apply before being accepted.

Should you be unable to secure a loan based on nationality restrictions, please contact our Finance Committee and we will work with you to investigate alternative solutions.

Financial aid sources

Examples of organizations that offer financial aid to IMD MBA participants.

Sainsbury Management Fellows Scholarship Winner
Splendit
Connects students with investors
Lendwise
Get a loan in a few simple steps
Royal Academy of Engineering
£50k awards for high potential engineers in EU
Prodigy Finance
Visit for more information on COVID impact
SallieMae
MBA student loans for US citizens or permanent residents
Funding for women

Female candidates might also like to explore the following options:

The MBA for Women Foundation

Provides financial support to young and ambitious women who want to pursue an MBA at a leading business school.

The American Association of University Women’s Educational Foundation

Helps women focus their efforts on developing the skills and experience they need to excel in their fields and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

Graduate Women International Fellowships

Advocate for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality education and training up to the highest levels.

Canadian Federation of University Women 

Provides funds for a range of post-graduate awards and fellowships to women.

Regional funding 

The below links have been helpful to our past participants:

Alternative potential sources

Universities and the Ministry of Education in your country ¦  The Swiss Embassy ¦  National associations, organizations and foundations ¦  Community groups and charities ¦  Religious organizations ¦  Company sponsorship ¦  Family or friends