INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students


The INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship is offered for candidates who are nationals of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

July 2020 Class:

  • Round 1:

    Applications Open:

  • 22 October 2018

    Deadline:

  • 5 November 2018

    Round 2:

  • Applications Open: 17 December 2018
  • Deadline: 4 January 2019

    December 2020 Class:

    Round 1:

    Applications Open:

  • 25 March 2019

    Deadline:

  • 8 April 2019

    Round 2:

  • Applications Open: 20 May 2019

    Deadline:

  • 3 June 2019

    Eligible Countries:

  • Sub-Saharan Africans

    To be taken at (country): INSEAD Business School (With campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi)

    About the Award: To honour the life and work of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity.

    At their 5th reunion the Class of ’01J contributed to this important scholarship fund, as did the Class of ’97D on the occasion of their 10th reunion and the Class of ’69 at their 40th reunion.

    Type: MBA

    INSEAD Business school Eligibility : By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments, candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:

    outstanding academic achievement and promise
    aptitude for business and financial management
    strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and
    a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding among-st peoples and public interest.

    In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa.

    To be eligible for the INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa. Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

    Essay topic

  • In
    350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.
  • In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.
  • In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

    Number of Scholarships:

  • Not Specified

    Value of Scholarship:

  • Up to €20,000

    Duration of Scholarship:

  • 10 to 12 months

    How to Apply

  • Visit Scholarship Webpage and Application
  • Requirements Webpage for Details
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 5th November 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students
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