MBA Programme

 

Financing

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.

MBA Scholarships and Financing

Our goal at INSEAD is to recruit the best and brightest to join our school — regardless of background or financial situation. If it’s always been your dream to attend our top-ranked MBA programme, we’re here to help.

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Cost & Fees

Tuition fees for the July Class are set in December each year.  Fees for the December Class are announced in June.

Current tuition fees for the class graduating in December 2019 are €84,000.

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.

*Applicable to certain languages only. Please check our language policy for more information.

Related Expenditures

Business foundations programme (optional): €1,950

Download our Brochure to learn more on Tuition Fees > 

Fee Payment Schedule

Instalment How much?
1Approximately 4 weeks after having received the admissions offer, you will be required to pay a non-refundable first tuition instalment€10,000
2Approximately one month before the programme starts, you will be required to pay a non-refundable second tuition instalment€49,000
3Approximately 4 months after the programme starts€25,000

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 25%.

 FontainebleauSingapore
Accommodation
(includes utilities and charges)
€10,000€12,800
Books€300€300
Car Lease*€3,900not applicable

Field Trips**

€2,000€2,000

Local Transport^

€633€700
Meals€6,000€6,500
Miscellaneous
(i.e. relocation expenses, excluding leisure)
€1,500€1,500
Telephone€400€300

Laptop
(optional)

€1,000€1,000

Travel for Exchange and Job Search
(optional)

€2,000€2,000
Total Average Expense
€27,733 – with car lease
€23,833 – without car lease
€27,100

* 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 itself use bicycles, buses or walk.

** Expenses related to the field trip will vary depending on the air fare, accommodation and associated expenses.

 

^ A monthly transportation pass in Fontainebleau is €63.30. In Singapore one can buy the travel pass for €8 and top it up depending on the travel needs.

 

 

Funding Options

 
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Download our brochure for more information on our MBA.

  • Benefits of the INSEAD MBA
  • Admissions Criteria & Class Profile
  • MBA Curriculum 
  • Personal Leadership Development Programme
  • Career Development
  • Application Dates & Fees

 

Download the MBA Brochure

FAQs

Candidates in the first three rounds will apply for financial aid at interview stage. Round 3 candidates qualify to apply for the Need-based, L’Oreal and Louis Franck Scholarships only, so if scholarships are a priority to you, you should apply within the first two rounds. Round 4 candidates will not have access to scholarship applications. However, funds will be reserved to offer a number of merit scholarship awards upon admission. Awards will be based on the quality of the admission application.

Yes, you may be awarded up to two INSEAD scholarships. However, we encourage you to limit the number of scholarship applications to a maximum of five.

All admitted MBA students are eligible to apply for an International Loan Programme from Prodigy Finance, a loan programme funded by INSEAD and other top business school alumni. For more details, visit www.prodigyfinance.com.

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