nestle mba scholarships for women in developing countries

Nestlé MBA Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries to study in IMD, Switzerland.


The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

IMD encourages talented women executives to apply for its annual Nestlé Scholarship, which offers CHF 25,000 towards the cost of the school’s prestigious MBA program.


Topic Description
Number of scholarships One


Amount CHF 25,000
Geographic region Worldwide (preference given to developing countries)
Who can qualify Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need.
Employees of Nestlé and its subsiduaries are not elegible.
Criteria 1) Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
2) Submitting an essay discussing the issue: ‘Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?’ (maximum 750 words) essay template
Need based Yes: Submit MBA Financial Aid Application Form
(DOC, 48kB)
Jury The IMD MBA Scholarship Committee
Deadline September 30
Contact Scholarship essays, or questions, should be sent to [email protected]

IMD MBA scholarship conditions
Our scholarship applications are essay based, with winning essays typically including the following features:

  • Relevance to the essay title
  • Organization and structure
  • Fully developed arguments
  • Persuasiveness
  • Personal element and/or passion

IMD reserves the right not to award a scholarship if the criteria are not met to the satisfaction of the jury/sponsors.

The scholarship is open to accepted women candidates from around the globe (employees of Nestlé and its subsidiaries are not eligible) and preference is given to women who come from the developing world. IMD is determined to maximize the number of eligible women who benefit from its various financial aid packages, so judges from IMD and Nestlé concentrate on candidates who will not be receiving other scholarships. Candidates should submit a 750-word essay discussing the topic: “Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?” Entries must be received by September 30.


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