MBA Programme



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 and this investment needs to be carefully considered and planned by applicants.

To understand the financial obligations required to attend the INSEAD MBA Programme check our MBA Fees & Expenses. It is important to consider your financing options early on, whether in the form of savings, loans or scholarships.

You can begin by seeing if you are eligible to apply for any INSEAD scholarships or MBA loans listed on our website. 

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

Sources of Funding


Funding Options


Fees & Expenses​


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 2018 are €80,800.

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.

Related Expenditures

 Business foundations programme (optional): €1,900

Download our Brochure to learn more on Tuition Fees > 

Instalment How much?
1Approximately 4 weeks after having received the admissions offer, you will be required to pay a non-refundable first tuition instalment€9,000
2Approximately one month before the programme starts, you will be required to pay a non-refundable second tuition instalment€48,000
3Approximately 4 months after the programme starts€23,800

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, budget an increase of approximately 25%.

(includes utilities and charges)

Local Transport^


Car Lease*

€3 900Not applicable
(i.e. relocation expenses, excluding leisure)
Travel for Exchange and Job Search

Field trips**

Total Average Expense

€26,933 – with car lease

€23,033 – without car lease


^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.

*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.



CFA Partnership


CFA Institute partners with a limited number of globally diverse, select institutions that are recognised leaders and serve as role models for other institutions. These universities cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, including its ethical and professional standards, in their degree programmes. The INSEAD MBA is recognised as a CFA partner. As part of the partnership, INSEAD students are entitled to apply for scholarships, have access to CFA Institute curricula, journals, webcasts and other educational resources.

More information on the CFA partnership




If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.



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

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