2015 INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed MBA Scholarship for students from Sub-Saharan Africa Countries

Application Deadline: 16 June 2015

  • To honour the life and work of Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the INSEAD MBA Class of ’75 created an endowment at their 30th Class Reunion to provide financial support for one or more African participants per year at INSEAD in perpetuity.


  • To be eligible for the Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship, candidates must be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives and received part of their prior education in Africa.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who require proven financial assistance.

Essay topic :

1).In 350-400 words state why you wish to undertake the INSEAD MBA and why you feel it is relevant to your particular educational needs. Furthermore, explain how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country after graduation and discuss why you should be selected as the Nelson Mandela scholar in your class.
2).In 200 words analyse what you consider to be the most significant issue relating to the society, politics, economics, or culture of your country or region today.
3).In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD.

Scholarship Worth : Up to €20,000

December 2016 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 6 April 2015
Deadline: 20 April 2015
Round 2:
Applications Open: 1 June 2015
Deadline: 16 June 2015


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed Scholarship


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