The IMD committment to fostering diversity and potential

February 1 is our first application deadline for the following year, and is typically one of our strongest.

Advantages of this deadline include:

  • as the first group of applicants, there is less competition
  • this deadline has some of the most scholarship opportunities
  • should you be accepted, you will have plenty of time to prepare for your year ahead
Scholarship Opportunities and Criteria

Scholarships are granted subject to nomination by the scholarship selection committee, acceptance into the program and confirmation of your intention to participate in the program by paying the advance deposit.

IMD MBA Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to the best all-round applicants. No scholarship application is necessary and recipients will be confirmed at the time of the admissions offer.

IMD Alumni Club of Lausanne Merit Scholarship - CHF 50K

  • Awarded to the best all-round applicant from the February deadline

Forté Women Scholarships - CHF 20K

  • Awarded to the two best female all-round applicants from the February or May deadlines 

Young Leaders Scholarships - up to CHF 50K

  • Awarded to applicants who are 27 years old or younger at the start of the program and whose application highlights a combination of strong academics and leadership potential (demonstrated through formal and/or informal leadership roles) as well as notable career progression for their age

Diversity Scholarships - CHF 30K

  • Awarded to one or two people from each deadline who demonstrate exceptional qualities throughout the admissions process and enhance the diversity of the class. 

Merit Scholarships - up to CHF 30K

  • Awarded to applicants who demonstrate exceptional qualities throughout the admissions process. 

IMD MBA Scholarships that require supporting documents

In order to qualify for these scholarships, you will need to send the relevant essay and/or IMD MBA Financial Aid Form with supporting documents to [email protected].
If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you only need to send the Financial Aid Form once.

Financial Need Scholarships - up to CHF 30K

  • Deadline to apply : February 28th
  • Criteria : Proven financial need, good academic results, strong reference letters, and steady career progression
  • Financial Need : Submit the IMD MBA Financial Aid Form and supporting documents
  • Confirmation : Recipients confirmed on an ongoing basis

Stewart Hamilton Scholarship - CHF 50K

  • Deadline to apply : May 1st
  • Criteria : Demonstrate corporate governance and ethics values based on your essay response to the case study 'Hollinger and the Downfall of Conrad Black'.
  • Essay: "What, in your view, were the failings in the Hollinger corporate governance system? What personal learnings have you drawn from your analysis of the case study? (750 words)
  • Financial Need : Submit the IMD MBA Financial Aid Form and supporting documents
  • Confirmation : Recipient confirmed by June 26th

The Staton Scholarship - CHF 50K

  • Deadline to apply : July 1st
  • Criteria : Be a citizen of Latin America (excluding Brazil) and return for at least three years after graduation. The scholarship will be transformed into a loan should the candidate not return to Latin America.
  • Essay : "The role of entrepreneurs in moving my country forward and my contribution to that goal." (750 words) 
  • Financial Need : Submit the IMD MBA Financial Aid Form and supporting documents
  • Confirmation : Recipient confirmed by August 26th

The CO-RO Foundation Scholarship - CHF 95K
Full tuition scholarship

  • Deadline to apply : September 1st
  • Criteria : Be a national of Denmark
  • Essay : "Why should I be considered for this scholarship and how can I contribute to IMD's MBA Program?" (500 words)
  • Financial Need : Not required
  • Confirmation : Recipient confirmed by October 26th

The Hilti Scholarship for Women - CHF 25K

  • Deadline to apply : September 1st
  • Criteria : Preference given to a female engineer from, and living in, an emerging market
  • Essay : "Construction is one of the biggest sectors globally. Its scale, ambition and competitiveness pushes suppliers to be highly innovative. Yet these companies are not seen as attractive employers for women. What can they do to change that perception?" (750 words)
  • Financial Need : Submit the IMD MBA Financial Aid Form and supporting documents
  • Confirmation : Recipient confirmed by October 26th
  • Hilti Employees are not eligible to apply

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women - CHF 25K

  • Deadline to apply : September 1st
  • Criteria : Preference given to women from developing countries.
  • Essay : ""Building a diverse and inclusive workplace requires the participation and accountability of each member of the organization. What would you recommend as ways for Nestlé to better foster allyship amongst employees?"" (750 words) 
  • Financial Need : Submit the IMD MBA Financial Aid Form and supporting documents
  • Confirmation : Recipient confirmed by October 26th
  • Employees of Nestlé or its subsidiaries are not eligible.
Disclaimer

IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.