Full Time MBA Scholarships

ESADE Business School offers and awards a considerable number of scholarships to outstanding Full-Time MBA candidates during their admissions process.

Most of these Scholarships are possible by the allocation of the Business School funds, as well as the generosity of our donors and alumni contribution. The aim is to recognize and encourage talented candidates applying to ESADE Business School.

There are two criteria in which the scholarship can be evaluated. The Talent criteria evaluates the academic excellence, personal achievements, proven professional acumen and a determination to influence the future of business.

The Need based criteria, not only evaluates the merit profile, but also the financial need of the candidate.

Please note that each scholarship includes a description that indicates the criteria in which the scholarship can be evaluated. In the event that the Scholarship can be evaluated in both criteria, you may choose one.

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR FT MBA SCHOLARSHIPS

Candidates can upload their Scholarship Application together with the supporting documents via the Admissions’ Document Management System. The scholarship application and the additional documents will be only considered after the candidate has completed the admissions’ process.

Candidates will be evaluated on the entire admissions process, also taking into account their admissions documents (scholarship essays, university transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, recommendation letters and interview reports).

Candidates will be personally notified of the Scholarship Committee's decision.

To download the Scholarship Application Form click here and submit your application and supporting documents according to the instructions provided in the form.

SCHOLARSHIPS' APPLICATION PROCESS WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER 2017

LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Asian Business Scholarship

This scholarship has been created to support ESADE's efforts to attract young Asian professionals who want to influence the shape of business in Asian-Pacific countries in the near future. The scholarship will be awarded to candidates whose educational and professional background is worthy of merit. Special consideration will be given to candidates with 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 merit and/or need-based criteria

African Business Scholarship

ESADE is committed to helping talented individuals from the African continent who wish to achieve an ESADE Full-Time MBA. We wanted to increase the number of African students at ESADE to reflect the economic growth of certain African countries by awarding this scholarship to individuals 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 with difficulties in securing a student loan.

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit and/or need-based criteria

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

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit and/or need-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 and Romania. The recipients of these scholarships should be proven leaders in their professional fields.

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

Criteria:
Awarded based on merit and/or need-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). These MBA 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 merit and/or need-based criteria

Scandinavian Business Scholarship

Open to nationals from Scandinavian countries including: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. These MBA candidates should be proven visionaries in their professional fields.

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit and/or need-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 geographical area.

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit and/or need-based criteria

Russian Business Scholarship
Open to nationals or permanent residents in the Russian Federation.This scholarship wants to attract the leaders of the future in Russia, so it is adressed to those candidates that would like to return to Russia after their MBA.

Eligibility: Candidates must be nationals or permanent residents in Russia.

Criteria: awarded based on merit and/or need-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 applying will be required to write a short essay (350 words).

Eligibility: Candidates must be citizens of US or Canada. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have international experience; either studying or working (or both). 

Additional essay: essay based on your international experiences that encompasses the benefits, disadvantages, best practices etc. of going abroad.

Criteria: Awarded based on merit criteria

ESADE for Families Scholarship

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

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit and/or need-based criteria

ESADE MBA Students Fund: Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship supports young professionals with excellent management skills who are proven leaders in their work environment. Leadership scholarships are aimed at rewarding students who show skills in motivating others.

Eligibility: Available to candidates from all professional backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to candidates with managerial experience.
Additional Essay: Explain your experience in a separate essay. 

Criteria: Awarded based on merit criteria

ESADE MBA Students Fund: Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The ESADE MBA Scholarship Fund was created with the aim of raising funds to help prospective students at ESADE to achieve their goal of joining the Full Time MBA Programme. This scholarship is to support and celebrate the contribution of diverse perspectives to the learning environment and the business world in general. Candidates granted these scholarships 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. 

Additional Essay: Please explain your experience in this field in a separate essay.

Criteria: Awarded based on merit criteria

ESADE MBA Students Fund: Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship was created with the aim of raising funds to help prospective students at ESADE to achieve their goal of joining the Full Time MBA programme. It supports and celebrates the contribution of diverse perspectives to the learning environment and the business world in general. Candidates granted these scholarships 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.

Additional Essay: Explain how you can bring diversity to the ESADE MBA class of 2018.

Criteria: Awarded based on merit criteria

Women of the World Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to women willing to undertake the MBA with unique perspectives and experiences. 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 female candidates of all nationalities and backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to candidates with proven financial need. Financing plan required.

Criteria: Awarded based on merit and/or need-based criteria

Global Marketing Scholarship

Supporting MBA candidates with extensive professional experience in marketing, these scholarships are awarded to individuals with proven leadership capabilities in marketing roles. Recipients will be expected to serve as a liaison between MBA students and the ESADE marketing Dept. (brand and vision) during their studies.

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

Additional essay: Explain your career development in Marketing.

Criteria: Awarded based on merit criteria

 
Financial Services Scholarship

These awards support candidates from all nationalities with a keen interest in a future career in investment banking. Recipients will be expected to actively 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 merit 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. For this scholarship, ESADE is seeking applicants who 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. Candidates must demonstrate previous professional experience in NGOs, volunteer work or social start-up organizations.

Additional essay: Explain your involvement in social activities and future goals in this field after the MBA.

Criteria: Awarded based on merit 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 2 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 merit 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 make a positive contribution to the ESADE Pharma Club during their studies.

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit 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 make a positive contribution to the ESADE Net Impact Club during their studies.

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

Criteria: Awarded based on merit 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 within R&D or innovation departments.
 
Criteria: Awarded based on merit criteria
China Development Scholarship
The China Development Scholarship aims to award Chinese candidates with excellent academic and professional credentials with the granting of 1 scholarship up to 100% towards the ESADE Full Time MBA Programme Tuition fees.
 
As a recipient of this extremely prestigious scholarship, you will become Ambassador of ESADE to the Chinese geographical area, and hence we are looking for great representatives to transmit ESADE values and the ESADE MBA experience.
 
To apply for this scholarship, please upload on our Document Management System an essay explaining why you feel you merit the scholarship, and how you will support ESADE Admissions and Career Services activities in China (specificity would be highly appreciated).

  MBA 2017 CLASS GIFT SCHOLARSHIP
Driven by the collaborative spirit of ESADE, our MBA Class of 2017 offer you the chance to receive a scholarship covering 20% of your MBA programme's tuition fees. Would you like to know how to become a Collaborative Spirit Ambassador?
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"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. I see each contribution as a testimony of how the ESADE experience transforms us and as a commitment to give back to future generations and help leave a legacy through education."
Carolina Sanchez,
MBA15 Class Gift Scholarship - Collaborative Spirit
THE ESADE FOR EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The ESADE Full Time MBA Admissions Committee awards a number of scholarships to MBA candidates based on different criteria: outstanding academic records, diversity and excellent professional acumen. Scholarship recipients are determined during the admission review process by the MBA Admissions & Scholarship Committee based upon information in application materials; essays, admissions interview report. 

Eligibility: No separate application is required.

Candidates will be notified of an award in conjunction with their communication of admittance to the Programme

Not compatible with other ESADE Scholarships (compatible with Partnership Scholarships)

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