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INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship for African Students 2018/2019


 INSEAD has launched the INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund scholarship to support its goal of admitting talented candidates from the African region. For those who are set back by financial difficulties, this scholarship will help them realise their dream of achieving an MBA at one of the top business schools in the world.

Application Deadlines: 

December 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23rd April 2018
Deadline: 7th May 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 11th June 2018
Deadline: 25th June 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 30th July 2018
Deadline: 13th August 2018

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa

To be taken at (University): Any of the INSEAD Business school campuses

About the Award: The INSEAD scholarship portfolio helps the school to cultivate a diverse classroom setting with a good mix of nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds, and gender. Interested candidates for this scholarship have to answer the following essay questions.

Essay Topics:

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 African scholarships. (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).

Offered Since: 2016

Type: MBA


  • INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship will be awarded in each Class to candidates who demonstrate outstanding professional and personal achievements, with a commitment to contribute to the breadth of diversity on the programme.
  • They should possess outstanding academic achievements, leadership experience and growth potential.
  • To be eligible for the INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship, candidates must also be a national of an 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 reside in the region and the scholarship will be awarded to those who require financial assistance.
  • Only candidates who are admitted to the MBA programme or are in the interview process may apply.

Number of Awardees: One INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship will be awarded in each Class to candidates who demonstrate outstanding professional and personal achievements.

Value of Scholarship: 50 000 EUR

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

How to Apply: Apply and submit essays on line. Only one application is needed to be considered for all the scholarships mentioned above. Successful candidates will receive only one of these awards.

In addition, please forward supporting documents (no originals or legal certification required), irrespective of campus choice, to the MBA Financing Office.

List of documents required:

1. Proof of salary (latest salary slip or a letter from your employer);

2. Bank statements for the last three months that will reflect your checking and savings accounts. On-line overview is accepted.

3.) If you have extenuating/exceptional circumstances in the past year (supporting dependents’ education, medical care, bankruptcy, etc.), provide relevant documentation.
Copies can be sent by e-mail:

fax: +65 67995499 or

regular mail:

MBA Programme
1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
Singapore 138676

Your own translation into English is accepted.

Apply here (right-hand corner)

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: INSEAD Business school.

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