The latest on how INSEAD Master Programmes is
responding to the COVID-19 situation.

In this time of global uncertainty, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. We understand that you may have many questions or feel concerned in regards to your programme application.

I would like to reassure you that INSEAD is fully committed to supporting applicants who are experiencing difficulties because of the COVID-19 situation, as well as ensuring the safety of our candidates and the entire INSEAD community worldwide. 

On this page we have outlined the measures we are taking to help make your application journey as smooth as possible, as well as insights into how the school is adapting for our current student community.

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you at INSEAD! 

Katy Montgomery
Associate Dean, INSEAD Degree Programmes
Chair, Crisis Management Team 

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INSEAD hosts over 500 events per year – online, on our campuses and in cities all over the world. Many of our applicants attend multiple events throughout their exploration and application journey. While physical events have temporarily been suspended, we have moved many of our event formats online:

Information Sessions

These webinars cover a wide variety of useful topics, including general information, student panel discussions, admissions presentations, detailed introduction to the INSEAD Career Development Centre and alumni sharing sessions. You will have the chance to post questions and have them answered in real-time by our panelists.

One-to-One Personal Consultations / Country-specific Spotlights

These sessions enable you to schedule a one-to-one meeting in person with a representative from the recruitment team to discuss your professional experience, career trajectory, and suitability for your programme of interest. Please submit your CV in advance.

Application Workshops

If you are further along in your journey towards an INSEAD programme, an Application Workshop will provide you guidance on the actual application process, as well as admissions requirements. During the workshop you will be able to ask any questions and discuss in detail best practices for essay preparation, testing, the INSEAD language policy (if applicable), and all other aspects of the INSEAD admissions process.

View our calendar of events hosted online, scheduled to cater to different time zones:


You can now initially apply for INSEAD Master Programmes without a GMAT, GRE, EA or TOEFL test score, however, you will still need to submit the scores as soon as they become available as they remain mandatory elements for the final admissions decision.

GMAT Online Exam 

GMAC has opened registrations for its GMAT Online exam, an interim alternative to the test centre version. They have appointments available for test dates from April 20, 2020 and through to August 14, 2020. 

For more information about the GMAT Online exam, including registration instructions, please visit the GMAC website.

GRE at Home

GRE Test at Home can now be taken anywhere in the world with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.

To register for at-home testing, please visit the GRE website.  

TOEFL at Home

ETS is offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test. To register for at-home testing, please visit the TOEFL website. 

TOEFL has also launched an exclusive testing solution for Mainland China with registrations opening 15 May 2020. 

EA Online

The Executive Assessment is now available online in most locations with the exception of Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Slovenia due to regulatory and local data privacy rules. Appointment dates are available beginning May 5, 2020 until June 30, 2020. 

To learn more about the EA Online, visit the GMAC EA page.  

INSEAD Assessment

Applies to Executive MBA Programmes Only

The INSEAD Assessment is now available online. Once you have submitted your application, your admissions officer will share available assessment dates with you.

We understand that you may be facing a number of challenges during this time, and that it may be taking longer than usual to prepare a complete application. In response, we are extending some application deadlines and have also moved the application interviews fully online.

Visit the following pages for the most up-to-date information:


Student Experience

MBA Programme

MBA classes have temporarily moved online. Student Club activities have also been moved online where appropriate, and the Student Life team is working together with students to provide alternative valuable co-curricular activities. 

Explore our student blog to learn more about our current students' experience from an insider's perspective. 

Executive Master Programmes

Executive MBA (Global Executive MBA and Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA)

Modules have temporarily been postponed, with some sessions offered virtually such as the Leadership Development Programme, Leadership Communication Foundation courses and Career Development workshops. 

Executive Master in Finance (EMFIN)

Modules have been temporarily postponed. Virtual learning has been adopted where appropriate. 

Executive Master in Change (EMC)

Modules have been temporarily postponed. Virtual learning has been adopted where appropriate. 

The Career Development Centre (CDC) is closely monitoring any impact on recruiting on a daily basis. The team is also connecting with peers at other business schools, and the current assessment is that companies are maintaining strong engagement with top talent, while adapting their recruiting plans to the ever-changing context.

CDC staff continue to provide support and service to both employers seeking talent, and students seeking full-time or summer project opportunities. We have been working with our key recruiting partners to move towards a virtual format for engagement, presentations, interviewing or other recruiting activities. 

INSEAD alumni around the world are also engaging with our students, and sharing hindsights and advice from their own experiences of major crises.

Reshaping the Future

Hear from students, clients, alumni, staff and faculty about the INSEAD response to COVID-19. Our global community making global impact.

Together, we are a force for good, reshaping the future!

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More Information 

Visit the INSEAD COVID-19 Response page for the latest INSEAD institutional updates. INSEAD is also hosting a series of webinars where our professors, participants, alumni and staff explore the human cost of this pandemic, the growing economic impact and the business implications of COVID-19. The webinars are free of charge for the INSEAD community and recordings of each webinar will be shared on our website and social media after the events.

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