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Full-time MBA Scholarships

Talent and Need-based Scholarships

To help outstanding candidates access the MBA programme, ESADE awards several scholarships during the admissions process.

Most of these scholarships, which are described below, are made possible by the allocation of ESADE funds, as well as through the generosity of our donors and alumni.

There are two evaluation criteria:

 

 

  • Talent

    evaluates candidates’ academic excellence, personal achievements, proven professional acumen and determination to influence the future of business.

  • Need-based

    considers not only the merit profile but also the financial needs of candidates.

Please note that each scholarship description indicates the criteria on which the scholarship can be evaluated. In the event that both criteria apply, you may choose one.

Application process

All ESADE Full-time MBA candidates can apply for financial aid. We encourage you to begin when you apply for programme admission to ensure that any scholarship that is granted is ready in time.

You will be evaluated on the entire admissions process, taking into account your documents including scholarship essays, university transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, recommendation letters and interview reports.

All candidates will be personally notified of the scholarship committee's decision.

To submit your Scholarship Application please click here.

List of Scholarships

Asian Business Scholarship


This has been created to support ESADE's efforts to attract young professionals from Asia who want to influence the shape of business in Asian-Pacific countries. The scholarship will be awarded to candidates whose educational and professional background is worthy of merit. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have difficulties in securing a student loan.

Eligibility:
Nationals or permanent residents of Asia-Pacific countries. Proven international experience will be a plus.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

African Business Scholarship


ESADE is committed to helping talented individuals from Africa to study for an MBA. We wanted to increase the number of African students at ESADE to reflect the economic growth of certain African countries. The school awards this scholarship to candidates with high potential and proven leadership skills who want to make a positive socio-economic contribution through sustainable opportunities in business. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have difficulties in securing a student loan.

Eligibility:
African students who wish to return to Africa after graduation.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

Latin American Business Scholarship


This scholarship supports Latin American professionals who want to make a positive socio-economic contribution to Latin American countries through sustainable employment opportunities in business. This scholarship seeks to attract the leaders of the future in Latin American countries, so applicants are expected to return to Latin America after their MBA. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have difficulties in securing a student loan.

Eligibility:
Individuals with relevant work experience in Latin American countries.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

Eastern European Scholarship


Open to nationals from the Eastern European countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ukraine, Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Russia and other countries located in this geographical area. Applicants should be proven leaders in their professional fields.

Eligibility:
Nationals or permanent residents of one of the above-mentioned countries.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

Middle Eastern Business Scholarship


Open to nationals from countries in the Middle East (Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Turkey). Candidates should be proven leaders in their professional fields.

Eligibility:
Nationals or permanent residents of one of the above-mentioned countries.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

Central European Business Scholarship


Open to nationals from Central European countries including France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece and Spain. They should be proven leaders in their professional fields who are developing their careers or own businesses in this region.

Eligibility:
Candidates must be citizens of one of the above-mentioned countries.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

North American International Experience Scholarship


Supporting North-American candidates with proven international experience in either working or studying abroad. Spoken foreign languages will be highly valued. Candidates will be required to write a 350-word essay based on international experiences that encompasses the benefits, disadvantages, best practices etc. of going abroad.

Eligibility:
Candidates must be citizens of the US or Canada. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have international experience.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

ESADE for Families Scholarship


Supporting MBA candidates that will come to ESADE with their partners and families. These scholarships are awarded to help candidates reduce the financial burden of moving to a new country with their family members.

Eligibility:
This scholarship is available to candidates of all nationalities and backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to candidates with proven financial need. Financing plan required.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

ESADE MBA Students Fund: Leadership Scholarship


This scholarship supports young professionals with excellent management and motivational skills who are proven leaders in their work environment.

Eligibility:
Available to candidates from all professional backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to candidates with managerial experience.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

ESADE MBA Students Fund: Entrepreneurship Scholarship


This was created to raise funds to help prospective students join the ESADE MBA. This scholarship is to support and celebrate the contribution of diverse perspectives to the learning environment and the business world in general. Successful candidates are expected to actively contribute to the promotion of the ESADE MBA Alumni Scholarship Fund in the future.

Eligibility:
Open to candidates from all nationalities with entrepreneurial spirit. Special consideration will be given to candidates with previous experience in entrepreneurial projects or start-ups.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

ESADE MBA Students Fund: Diversity Scholarship


This scholarship was created to raise funds to help prospective students join the ESADE MBA. It supports and celebrates the contribution of diverse perspectives to the learning environment and the business world in general. Successful candidates are expected to actively contribute to the promotion of the ESADE MBA Alumni Scholarship Fund in the future.

Eligibility:
Candidates from all nationalities with proven international experience during their studies or work in developing countries in non-traditional areas: non-profit, bio-environment, technological innovation, etc.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

Women of the World Scholarship


These scholarships are awarded to women who can bring unique perspectives and experiences to the MBA. Recipients will be expected to make a positive contribution to the ESADE Women in Business Club during their studies.

Eligibility:
This scholarship is available to women of all nationalities and backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to candidates with proven financial need. Financing plan required.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

Global Marketing Scholarship


Supporting MBA candidates with extensive professional experience in marketing roles, this scholarship is awarded to individuals with proven leadership capabilities. Recipients will be expected to serve as a liaison between MBA students and the ESADE marketing dept. during their studies.

Eligibility:
Candidates will be required to have professional experience in marketing departments.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

Financial Services Scholarship


These awards support candidates from all nationalities seeking to pursue a career in investment banking. Recipients will be expected to participate in the ESADE Finance Club during their studies.

Eligibility:
Candidates with analytical backgrounds and at least two years' work experience in financial services.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

Social Impact Scholarship


The Social Impact Scholarship is aimed at applicants who have done volunteer work in a non-governmental organization (NGO) or charity or have their own social start-up organization. Candidates should have shown the ability to manage projects or tasks for a social organization while implementing solutions to benefit society as a whole.

Eligibility:
Open to candidates from all nationalities.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

MBA Consulting Scholarship


This scholarship supports candidates of all nationalities with extensive professional experience in consulting firms. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in the ESADE Consulting Club during their studies.

Eligibility:
Candidates with at least two years of work experience in the consulting sector and a proven interest in remaining in this sector for the long term.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Scholarship


Supporting MBA candidates with significant marketing/sales experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare sectors, these scholarships are awarded to candidates with unique intercultural perspectives and an interest in a global healthcare career. Recipients will be expected to contribute to the ESADE Pharma Club during their studies.

Eligibility:
Candidates with proven work experience in pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

Sustainable Energies Scholarship


Supporting MBA candidates with significant work experience in the sustainable energies industry, these scholarships are awarded to students with leadership within the energy sector and an interest in a global energy industry career. Recipients will be expected to contribute to the ESADE Net Impact Club during their studies.

Eligibility:
Candidates with proven work experience in the energy industries.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

Expanding Horizons Innovation Scholarship


Supporting MBA candidates from all professional backgrounds, these scholarships are awarded to students with proven track records of pushing the limits of conventional knowledge and business practices to expand the scope of their particular field.

Eligibility:
Candidates with at least two years’ experience in R&D or innovation departments.

Criteria:
Awarded based on talent criteria.

China Development Scholarship


The China Development Scholarship awards Chinese candidates who have excellent academic and professional credentials with up to 100 percent of the tuition fees of the ESADE Full-time MBA Programme.

The recipient of this extremely prestigious scholarship will become an ESADE ambassador to the region and will work to share ESADE values and the ESADE MBA experience.

Candidates must be submit an essay explaining why they feel they merit the scholarship, and how they will support ESADE Admissions and Career Services activities in China.

The ESADE for Excellence Scholarship


The ESADE Full-time MBA admissions committee awards scholarships to MBA candidates based on different criteria including outstanding academic records, diversity and excellent professional acumen. Scholarship recipients are determined during the admission review process by the MBA admissions and scholarship committee based upon information in application materials, essays and the admissions interview report.

Eligibility:
No separate application is required.

Successful applicants will be notified when they receive their communication of admittance to the MBA programme.

This is not compatible with other ESADE scholarships but is compatible with partnership scholarships.

ESADE MBA Student Fund: Spanish Global Leaders


Scholarships fundad by Spanish alumni from the Full time MBA Programme and open to Spanish nationals. There will be multiple awards of varying amounts.

These awards support Spanish MBA candidates who are proven leaders in their professional lives. Having international experience both, studying and working, will be a plus. Academic excellence will be highly considered; GPA, GRE/GMAT and any additional prize/score that might be taken into account.

Eligibility:

Awarded to successful Full time MBA applicants who are Spanish nationals either residing in Spain or abroad.

Criteria:

Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

The ESADE Women in Business Scholarship


The ESADE MBA is the best MBA in Europe for Women (Ranked #1 in Europe and #11 worldwide by Financial Times in 2018).  At ESADE we are very committed to building a business world were no areas are off-limits. This Scholarship has been designed specifically for women who have a strong commitment to making a positive contribution to the ESADE Women in Business Club and Forte Foundation initiatives and activities.

Eligibility:

Open to MBA women candidates from all nationalities with significant and relevant work experience in business.

Criteria:

Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

Scholarship for Women Leaders


The ESADE MBA is the best MBA in Europe for Women (Ranked #1 in Europe and #11 worldwide by Financial Times in 2018).  At ESADE we want more women on boards of directors, creating start-ups, making decisions, and leading teams, departments and companies. Women applying to this Scholarship will be required to provide evidence of their career progression in their essay.

Eligibility:

Specifically designed for MBA women candidates from all nationalities who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills throughout their professional lives.

Criteria:

Awarded based on talent and/or needs-based criteria.

The Forte Fellows for Women


Specifically designed for MBA women candidates with exemplary leadership at work, academic and/or community.

Eligibility:

Women who have a strong commitment to making a positive contribution to the ESADE Women in Business Club whilst in School and Forte Foundation initiatives and activities.

Criteria:

Awarded based on talent-based criteria.

"As a recipient of the “Collaborative Spirit” scholarship I am grateful to the MBA Class of 2015 and their donors. Their contribution to the ESADE Scholarship Programme not only relieves the financial stress of undertaking the MBA, but most importantly, enriches the program with the experiences of inspiring classmates who would not be here if it were not for the generosity of the donors."

Carolina Sanchez

MBA15 Class Gift Scholarship - Collaborative Spirit - 2015

Full Time MBA

"As a recipient of the “Collaborative Spirit” scholarship I am grateful to the MBA Class of 2015 and their donors. Their contribution to the ESADE Scholarship Programme not only relieves the financial stress of undertaking the MBA, but most importantly, enriches the program with the experiences of inspiring classmates who would not be here if it were not for the generosity of the donors."

Carolina Sanchez

MBA15 Class Gift Scholarship - Collaborative Spirit - - 2015

Full Time MBA