Last updated: 4 December 2020
In this time of global uncertainty, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. We understand that you may have many questions or feel concerned in regards to studying at INSEAD.
I would like to reassure you that we are fully committed to ensuring the safety of our students, candidates and the entire INSEAD community worldwide.
On this page we have outlined the measures we are taking to enable safe learning, as well as safe application procedures for all current and prospective students.
Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you at INSEAD!
Associate Dean, INSEAD Degree Programmes
Bringing People Back Together on Campus
Wear your mask
Respect social distancing
Avoid physical contact
Wash your hands
Clean as you go
Download contact tracing app
We are committed to providing a safe environment for our community by adhering to and often going above and beyond local government regulations. We also have the flexibility to close our campuses and move activities online should the crisis escalate again.
Can I Apply Without a GMAT, GRE, EA, or TOEFL?
For INSEAD Master Programmes, if you submit your application without a test, it will remain incomplete and will not be reviewed until we receive your test results.
GMAT Online Exam
GMAC has opened registrations for its GMAT Online exam, an interim alternative to the test centre version. They have appointments available for test dates from April 20, 2020 and through to February 2021.
For more information about the GMAT Online exam, including registration instructions, please visit the GMAC website.
GRE at Home
GRE Test at Home can now be taken anywhere in the world with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.
To register for at-home testing, please visit the GRE website.
TOEFL at Home
ETS is offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test. To register for at-home testing, please visit the TOEFL website.
TOEFL has also launched an exclusive testing solution for Mainland China with registrations opening 15 May 2020.
The Executive Assessment is now available online in most locations with the exception of Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Slovenia due to regulatory and local data privacy rules. Appointment dates are available until April 2021.
To learn more about the EA Online, visit the GMAC EA page.
Applies to Executive MBA Programmes Only
The INSEAD Assessment is now available online. Once you have submitted your application, your admissions officer will share available assessment dates with you.
Have the Application Deadlines Been Extended?
We understand that you may be facing a number of challenges during this time, and that it may be taking longer than usual to prepare a complete application. In response, we are extending some application deadlines and have also moved the application interviews fully online.
Visit the following pages for the most up-to-date information:
- Master in Management
- Global Executive MBA
- Executive Master in Finance
- Executive Master in Change
- Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA
Connect with Us
INSEAD hosts over 500 events per year – online, on our campuses and in cities all over the world. Many of our applicants attend multiple events throughout their exploration and application journey. While physical events have temporarily been suspended, we have moved many of our event formats online:
These webinars cover a wide variety of useful topics, including general information, student panel discussions, admissions presentations, detailed introduction to the INSEAD Career Development Centre and alumni sharing sessions. You will have the chance to post questions and have them answered in real-time by our panelists.
One-to-One Personal Consultations / Country-specific Spotlights
These sessions enable you to schedule a one-to-one meeting in person with a representative from the recruitment team to discuss your professional experience, career trajectory, and suitability for your programme of interest. Please submit your CV in advance.
If you are further along in your journey towards an INSEAD programme, an Application Workshop will provide you guidance on the actual application process, as well as admissions requirements. During the workshop you will be able to ask any questions and discuss in detail best practices for essay preparation, testing, the INSEAD language policy (if applicable), and all other aspects of the INSEAD admissions process.
View our calendar of events hosted online, scheduled to cater to different time zones:
Hear from students, clients, alumni, staff and faculty about the INSEAD response to COVID-19. Our global community making global impact. Together, we are a force for good, reshaping the future!
INSEAD is the Business School for the World
Reshaping the Future
Hear from students, clients, alumni, staff and faculty about the INSEAD response to COVID-19. Our global community making global impact.
Together, we are a force for good, reshaping the future!
Visit the INSEAD COVID-19 Response page for the latest INSEAD institutional updates. INSEAD is also hosting a series of webinars where our professors, participants, alumni and staff explore the human cost of this pandemic, the growing economic impact and the business implications of COVID-19. The webinars are free of charge for the INSEAD community and recordings of each webinar will be shared on our website and social media after the events.