Funded 2017 INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for Africans

froApplication Timelines:

See below the application timelines:

Round 1:

  • Applications will officially Open: 24th October 2016
  • Deadline: 7th November 2016

Round 2:

  • Applications Open: 16th January 2017
  • Deadline: 31st January 2017

Round 3:

  • Applications Open: 27th February 2017
  • Deadline: 13th March 2017

Essay Questions: You would be required to provide answers to these questions:

1).Describe (a) why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA (b) How you envisage contributing to the future development of your country or region (c) Why you should be selected for the INSEAD Olam International MBA Scholarships for Change Catalysts in African Markets. (Max 400 words for all the questions)

2).Provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD (details of income set against all expenditures). Explain how you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain this scholarship (200 words).

Eligible Countries: Applicants who hail from a Sub-Saharan Africa countries can apply.

Scholarship Country:  Scholarships will be undertaken in France

Scholarship Info: Olam recognises the need to foster leadership and governance in Sub Saharan Africa by supporting aspiring and capable students to pursue higher education at international centres of excellence. Through the INSEAD MBA scholarship and Olam mentoring, we hope to play our part in developing the necessary skills and knowledge in a highly talented select group of change agents. They in turn will then have the opportunity to contribute towards economic transformation and catalyse change in their community.

Scholarship Type: Scholarships available for MBA programs

Eligibility: The INSEAD Olam International MBA Scholarships for Change Catalysts in African Markets will be open to meritorious candidates who are nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa, regardless of their current country of residence, but who are committed to working in their home country or region. Only candidates admitted to INSEAD’s full-time MBA programme will be considered (December 16 and July 17 Classes) .

Selection Criteria: Candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:

  • academic achievement and promise
  • teamwork as well as personal ownership to deliver
  • leadership potential and entrepreneurial spirit
  • a commitment to contributing to their country or region at the end of the course.

Number of Scholarships: Not known

Value of Scholarship:  65 800 EUR is what the scholarship is worth.

How to Apply: To access the scholarship application form on-line, you will be required to register (important : your name should be indicated exactly as on your admission application).

Once you are done registering, you will be assigned a your personal login ID and password to navigate through the scholarship website.   You will be required to provide answers to all the profile questions (personal contact details, educational and professional information).  This will serve as a background for all applications.  Thereafter, you will have the option to apply for different scholarships.

Throughout the period that the on-line application is available, you can modify or withdraw your scholarship applications as you please. You can track the status of your on-line application with the help of your scholarship login ID and password. Please note that the scholarship portal is not part of the platform for the admitted candidates and therefore you will need to register for it separately.

You can access the scholarship application form on Monday 24th October.  To submit an application, first go through the Scholarship Application Guide and then register yourself.

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