Explore different global funding methods for your MBA, including Prodigy Finance Loans, Global Foundations as well as a list of existing MBA funding options by country.
All admitted students are eligible to apply for an International Loan Programme from Prodigy Finance.
Prodigy Finance was started by three INSEAD MBA graduates who experienced first-hand the difficulties of financing an international MBA. In 2007, they set out to solve this problem. Their innovative model offers loans to international postgraduate students at leading business schools. Through their community platform, alumni and other investors earn competitive returns, while students gain access to higher education they otherwise could not afford.
The programme with INSEAD has now funded more than 1,170 applicants in recent classes.
Most international students admitted to the INSEAD MBA, EMBA, EMFin, and TIEMBA programmes are eligible*.
*Some applicants may not be eligible due to legal reasons.
All admitted students are eligible to apply for tuition financing from Brain Capital.
Brain Capital was brought to INSEAD by two MBA graduates from the Class of ‘17J. They offer a proven and innovative financing scheme for your studies at INSEAD.
The two INSEAD MBA students envisioned a tuition-financing model that would allow you to study at INSEAD without the burden of financial debt. They partnered with Brain Capital as a trusted partner who have already supported more than 5,000 students over the last 10 years.
Repayments of the tuition fees are completely income dependent and give you the highest flexibility for your future career and life choices. In addition, you are offered individual career support before and after graduation. Up to your full tuition fees plus living expenses can be financed.
StepEx is the only FCA regulated provider of Future Earnings Agreements, "FEAs”, which allow you to defer repaying the cost of your qualification until you are earning above a defined income threshold.
Your repayments will be based upon a percentage of your salary for a 5 year period, there is also a maximum repayment cap. Repayments are more affordable as, if your salary goes down or is less than you expect, you will repay less, and equally if your salary is more than you expect you will pay more.
Currently this form of finance is only available to UK and EU passport holders. FEAs will be issued at the discretion of StepEx and multiple criteria will be considered.
StepEx funding is available for the MBA students starting the Programme on Europe campus in Fontainebleau.
To apply please visit the official website
All admitted students are eligible to apply for a loan from Lendwise Ltd.
Lendwise is a specialist loan provider based in London (UK) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK. Lendwise is dedicated to providing education finance for individuals who are looking to fund their postgraduate studies at world class universities. Full-time programme students who are approved for a Lendwise loan will have access to a grace period that allows for repayment to start after graduation. The interest rate offered is competitive, fixed for the entire duration of the loan and will depend on the overall applicant profile. To apply you must have received an offer of admission to a programme at INSEAD. The application process is entirely online.
*Some applicants may not be eligible due to legal reasons.
Sainsbury Management Fellowship
The Sainsbury Management Fellowship's scholarship helps young engineers with leadership qualities to combine business and engineering education to improve the performance of the UK economy.
Note: The Sainsbury Management Fellowship's scholarships are open to EU citizens who reside in the UK and have Engineering as their first degree.
Global Study Awards
The Global Study Awards recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students, opening their minds to alternative ways, both personally and professionally. Launched in August 2015 by the ISIC Association, StudyPortals and British Council IELTS, it offers up to £10,000 (€12,000) in individual award funds.
CFA Affiliate University
INSEAD has been welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The MBA programme has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the programme. This programme positions students well, to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Advantages for students:
- Complimentary access to Financial News brief, a daily investment brief for students in the programme (http://www.smartbrief.com/cfa/)
- Complimentary access to a specially prepared online Level I sample exam
- Notice of educational opportunities for lifelong learning
- Through this program, INSEAD is eligible to allocate a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA program each year
CFA Charter Requirements and Benefits
- Sequentially pass Level I, II and III exams
- Have four years professional experience
- Provide professional references (Level III) and submit a professional conduct statement
- Recognition (improved job opportunities in the financial industry)
- Networking: Strong international network of 135 local societies and members (currently there are 84,000 charter holders globally)
- Lifelong learning opportunities through publications, conferences and local society events
MBA for Women
The MBA for Women Foundation is a charitable foundation which provides financial support to young and ambitious women who want to pursue an MBA at a leading business school.
Toptal Scholarships for Women
Toptal will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Each winner will receive (US)$10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.toptal.com/scholarships-for-women
This scholarship is open to candidates who undertake a Master's Degree in Europe.
Please consult the educations.com website for further details.
Funding By Country
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