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.

Lendwise, SplenditSallie 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.

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:




The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance


Deutsche Bildung AG


Onem  ¦  Belgian RVA

BrazilInstituto Ling  ¦  Estudar Fora  ¦  CNPq
EgyptCitadel  ¦  Library of Alexandria
GermanyDeutsche Bildung AG  ¦  Brain Capital
Singapore     Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship 
SpainFundacion EduardaJusto  ¦  Talentia

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


IMD complies with applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to international sanctions that may be imposed on individuals and countries. This policy applies to all applications for IMD programs from individuals or organizations, and any commercial or non-commercial partnerships.