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Students of the INSEAD Master in Business Administration

Master in Business Administration

Designed for early to mid-career professionals, this programme will develop your full potential and open doors to global career opportunities.

At a Glance
Full-time
10 Months
Two Intakes
January and August
Starting Campus
France or Singapore

Investing in Your Future

An INSEAD MBA yields a lifetime of dividends, both professionally and personally. Pursuing an MBA however, is a serious commitment of time and money—an investment that needs to be carefully considered and planned for by applicants.

To understand the financial obligations that are required for you to attend the INSEAD MBA Programme, check our MBA Cost & Fees section. It is important to consider your financing and funding options early on during the application process, which could be in the form of savings, loans or scholarships. You can begin by seeing if you are eligible to apply for any of the scholarships or loans that are listed on our website. 

Though the responsibility of funding your year at INSEAD ultimately lies with you, the MBA Financial Aid Office can assist you in planning your financing for the INSEAD MBA programme.

INSEAD MBA Scholarships & Financing

Tuition fees for the August 2024 Intake: €99,500

Tuition fees for the January 2025 Intake: €103,500

The fees are payable by instalments.

Tuition fees cover all printed course materials, access to the INSEAD library, access to on-campus information technology services, language tuition and testing*, student council fees, gym access, business cards, printing and health insurance.

*Only Exit language courses and tests are included in your tuition fees. Please refer to our Language Policy within our Admissions Policies to see which language courses and tests are provided by our language provider, FL&C.

Related Expenditures

Business Foundations Programme (optional)

For the August 2024 Intake, module fully in-person: €2000
For the January 2025 Intake, module fully online: €1500

Fee payment schedule for August 2024 intake:

InstalmentDue DateSelf-funded participantsCompany-sponsored participants
First InstalmentApproximately 4 weeks after having received the admissions offer, you will be required to pay a non-refundable first tuition instalment€12,000€12,000
Second Instalment25 July each year€58,000€87,500
Third Instalment15 January each year€29,500-
 Total€99,500€99,500

Fee payment schedule for January 2025 intake:

InstalmentDue DateSelf-funded participantsCompany-sponsored participants
First InstalmentApproximately 4 weeks after having received the admissions offer, you will be required to pay a non-refundable first tuition instalment€12,000€12,000
Second Instalment25 November each year€61,000€91,500
Third Instalment15 April each year€30,500-
 Total€103,500€103,500

Estimated living expenses during the MBA programme

Rent and other living expenses vary considerably depending on the participant’s family situation, lifestyle choices and financial means.

A survey of INSEAD students shows that a single participant can expect to incur the following basic expenses during the ten-month programme. If you are coming with a partner, increase your budget by approximately 30%.

 FontainebleauSingapore
Basic expenses
Accommodation
(includes utilities and charges)
€11,000€17,000
Local Transport€730€1,000
Meals€6,000€6,700
Telephone€250€200
Optional expenses
Car Lease€3,900not applicable
Laptop€1,000€1,000
Miscellaneous
(i.e. books, relocation expenses, excluding leisure)
€1,600€1,600
Field Trips€3,000€3,000
Travel for Exchange and Job Search€2,500€2,500
Total average estimated expenses
€29,980
€33,000
 
Clarifications on estimated living expenses 
  • Students rent apartments, studios or share houses in Fontainebleau. There are various housing options available in Singapore such as government housing (HDB), condominiums and landed property.
  • In Singapore, most MBA participants use public transport. Students staying in the surrounding area of Fontainebleau may buy or lease a car. Students living in Fontainebleau use bicycles, buses or walk.
    In Fontainebleau, a monthly transportation pass (Navigo) is €72,90. Campus is within walking distance from the town centre. If you find accommodation in the town of Fontainebleau, you may not need to opt for a transport card. Many students choose to bike.  In Singapore, one can buy the transportation pass (EZ-link) for €8 and top it up depending on the travel needs. It can be used for buses and the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) which are the primary transport modes in Singapore. Taxis and other ride hailing apps such as Grab are also conveniently available and affordable.
  • Both campuses offer the possibility for an inexpensive meal at the cafeteria.
  • Field trip expenses may vary based on airfare, meals, accommodation, and associated costs.

Looking for financing options for your master programme? You can begin by exploring scholarships and loans according to your eligibility criteria with our finder.