INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships for Africans

INSEAD
Master’s Degree

Deadline: around January (annual)
Study in:  France/Singapore
Course starts July 2015

Brief description:

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

By way of their interests, activities and accomplishments candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate: (a) outstanding academic achievement and promise (b) aptitude for business and financial management (c) strong likelihood of spending the better part of their working careers in Africa and (d) a firm commitment to the goals of African development, understanding amongst peoples and public interest. In awarding scholarships, INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from southern Africa. 

Host Institution(s):

INSEAD

Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards:

One or more.

Target group:

The scholarships are for nationals of a sub-Saharan African Country

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Up to €20,000

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the 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

1).In no more than 600 words for all the questions that follow: 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.

2).Analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.

3).Provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

Application instructions:

Complete your application and submit the required essay by the deadline.  There are 2 application deadlines for July 2015 class - 8 January and 31 January 2014.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://mba.insead.edu/schlmgmt/dsp_schl_info.cfm?schlcode=AFR02

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