The IMD committment to fostering diversity and potential

1 September is our last application deadline for the following year. By now the class is taking shape, but we are still looking for applicants who can add to the diversity of the overall class learning experience.

Advantages of this deadline include:

  • as the last group of applicants, there will be fewer places available than at the start of the year. However, as we are increasing the class size, there will still be plenty of chances of gaining admissions, even at this late stage.
  • scholarship opportunities from this deadline have a strong focus on external donors who are keen supporters of the IMD MBA
  • should you be accepted, you won't have a long wait before the program starts, but can launch straight into preparations
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.

Young Leaders Scholarships - up to CHF 50K

  • Awarded to applicants who are 28 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 : 22 September
  • 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

The CO-RO Foundation Scholarship - CHF 95K
A full tuition scholarship

  • Deadline to apply : 15 August
  • Criteria : Be a national of Denmark
  • Take part in the IMD MBA CO-RO Challenge for Danes - an online Assessment Challenge during which you will join a preselected group to complete team and individual exercises. The winner will be awarded the scholarship
  • Financial Need : Not required
  • Confirmation : Recipient confirmed by 26 October

The Hilti Scholarship for Women - CHF 25K

  • Deadline to apply : 1 September
  • 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 26 October
  • Hilti Employees are not eligible to apply

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women - CHF 25K

  • Deadline to apply : 1 September
  • 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 26 October
  • 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.