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.
INSEAD Scholarships are the most sought-after source of financial assistance. As they are limited in number, there is significant competition for each award and we require applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.
These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially have two basic categories:
- Need-based: demonstrate financial need
- Non-need based: by merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.
All admitted MBA students are eligible to apply for an International Loan Programme from Prodigy Finance. Prodigy Finance was started by three INSEAD alumni in 2006 to solve the problem experienced by many international MBAs in funding their education.
Funding by Country
Other organisations and banks known by INSEAD to offer loans for the INSEAD MBA programme are also listed by country.
Explore alternative global 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.
Business foundations programme (optional): €1,900
|1||Approximately 4 weeks after having received the admissions offer, you will be required to pay a non-refundable first tuition instalment||€9,000|
|2||Approximately one month before the programme starts, you will be required to pay a non-refundable second tuition instalment||€48,000|
|3||Approximately 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)
|€3 900||Not applicable|
(i.e. relocation expenses, excluding leisure)
|Travel for Exchange and Job Search|
|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 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.
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.