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SheTrades Scholarship Program 2020 for Women in Developing Countries – IE Business School, Spain

IE Foundation, IE School of Global and Public Affairs and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have launched a new scholarship program that will empower women working in trade and business expansion in developing countries.

Application Deadline: Before March 2020

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be Taken at (Country): Spain

About the Award: The purpose of this new scholarship, jointly funded by ITC and IE Foundation, is to provide talented women with an opportunity to study the Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade at the School of Global and Public Affairs of IE, a world-class international university recognized by the quality and innovation of its programs.

Inspired by the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative, this scholarship was founded on the belief that women’s economic empowerment is not a matter limited to government policy or the private sector, but a shared social responsibility. The SheTrades initiative, active across the world in countries from Africa to Asia, the Middle East to the Caribbean, and Latin America, helps female entrepreneurs to enhance their skills and business knowledge, grow their organizations and stay up to date with market trends.

The scholarship will help women increase the value of the businesses they represent and work for, expand the markets they have access to and help them connect with potential partners, buyers and investors.

The Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade at IE School of Global and Public Affairs has been designed in partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to provide students with a challenging curriculum focused on core trade essentials, business skills and international systems. Its first cohort will start in March and it will be offered in a blended format with a duration of 15 months. It will combine interactive asynchronous and synchronous online sessions with three 1-2 weeks face-to-face residential periods in Madrid and Geneva.

The program includes practical frameworks and tools that combine several technical areas, such as finance, operations and logistics, law and regulation, technology and digitalization, sustainability, and geopolitics.

Field(s) of Study: Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade at IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Type: Masters

Eligibility: This scholarship opportunity is open for women working in trade and business expansion as civil servants, sta of a trade or investment support institution or a business. A particular focus will be placed on women from least developed countries.

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award: This grant will cover the cost of all tuition fees. However, beneficiaries will need to cover the expenses associated with the course’s one-week residential periods in Madrid and Geneva.

Duration of Award: 15 months.

How to Apply: The admissions process is as follows:

  • Online Application.
  • Online Assessment.
  • Entrance Exam: students are required to take either the GMAT, GRE or IEGAT (IE Test).
  • Personal Interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with the Admissions Team. Admission Committee Final Decision.


  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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