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Scholarships

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For self-funded candidates, ESMT offers partial-tuition, merit-based scholarships. ESMT awards scholarships based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership experience, and outstanding growth potential. Scholarships for the Executive MBA are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

 

To receive a scholarship, Executive MBA applicants first complete an online application to the Executive MBA program. In the relevant section of the application, candidates can submit their motivation for applying for any number of the following scholarships. Self-funded EMBA applicants are automatically considered for any available scholarships.

 

Executive MBA scholarships

  • Early bird tuition discount

    All applications from self-financing candidates received in the first admissions round are eligible for an early bird discount of 10% (value EUR 5,750) of the total tuition fee.

     

    The deadline for this scholarship for the 2019 EMBA intake has passed. Please check back early next year for the deadline for the 2020 EMBA intake.

  • Merit scholarship

    Self-funded applicants can choose to be considered for merit-based scholarships awarded from ESMT. Scholarships are awarded based on personal and professional achievements and growth potential, strong leadership experience. The maximum scholarship amount is usually 30% of tuition for the EMBA program.

     

    Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship

    Value: Up to 30%
    Eligibility: all self-funded candidates are encouraged to apply

     

  • e-fellows scholarship

    ESMT Berlin is pleased to partner with e-fellows to offer a scholarhship to e-fellows members, alumni or e-fellows MBA day participants.

     

    Value:  up to 50% of EMBA tuition

    Eligibility: A motivational esssay explaining why you are the perfect candidate for the scholarship should accompany your application for admission to the EMBA program.

    Deadline: August 31

     

    For more information, please visit the e-fellows.net site.

  • 30% Club / ESMT EMBA Women’s scholarship

    The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign which aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline. Started in the UK in 2010, the Club has a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards. Currently the figure stands at 26.1% up from 12.5%.

     

    The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses, through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations.

    ESMT and the 30% Club are committed to helping more women reach influential positions. The 30% Club/ESMT EMBA Scholarship has been established to encourage and support outstanding women who are aspiring towards more senior leadership roles.

     

    Number of scholarships: one

    Value: up to 50% of tuition fees

    Eligibility:  Female candidates showing proven senior leadership experience in the public or private sectors.

    Requirements:  Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

  • Alumni Network Fellowship

    The ESMT Alumni Network awards this full tuition scholarship to an outstanding applicant with solid work experience in the non-profit area, including but not limited to working with NGOs.

     

    Number of scholarships available: one

    Value: Full tuition and fees

    Eligibility: Interested candidates must first be accepted to ESMT’s EMBA program and express their interest in the scholarship when applying. In addition to a first degree, applicants must show several years of work experience in a non-profit organization and be committed to returning to the non-profit world. The deadline to apply is August 15.

  • Regional scholarships

    Value: up to 50% tuition

    Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

     

    ESMT Africa Scholarship

    Number of scholarships available: two

    Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in any African country. Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development and pursue professional options in Africa within a reasonable timeframe after completion of the program.

     

    ESMT Americas Scholarship

    Number of scholarships available: two

    Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in any South, Central or North American country. Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development and pursue professional options in Latin and/or North America.

     

    ESMT Central and Eastern Europe Scholarship

    Number of scholarships available: two

    Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in a Central or Eastern European country: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria.

    Candidates are expected to prove their strong intention to promote business development and pursue professional options in Central and Eastern Europe within a reasonable timeframe after completion of the program.

     

    ESMT Middle East and Central Asia Scholarship

    Number of scholarships available: two

    Eligibility: Candidates with permanent residence in Lebanon, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar

  • Bundeswehr scholarship

    ESMT is pleased to offer all German Bundeswehr Officers who are active members or exiting the military a 30% scholarship for the EMBA program.

     

    Number of Scholarships available: Unlimited

    Value: 30% of tuition fees (€17,250)

    Eligibility:  Applications must be received within one year of the formal ending of service. Interested candidates must first be accepted to the EMBA program and express their interest in the scholarship when applying.

  • Non-profit scholarship

    Value: up to 50% of EMBA program tuition fees

    Eligibility: EMBA applicants working in the not-for-profit sector (oder gemeinnützige Organizationen) will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

    Requirements: Applicants should include a motivational essay explaining why they qualify for this scholarship.

  • Founders and co-founders scholarship

    To further strengthen ESMT's support of entrepreneurs, EMBA applicants who have founded or co-founded their own companies can apply for the following scholarship.

    Value: up to 50% of the EMBA program tuition fees

    Eligibility: At least three years experience running your own startup, including equity ownership in the company.

    Requirements: Applicants should include a motivational essay explaining why they qualify for this scholarship.

  • Diversity scholarships

    ESMT strives for as diverse a group of individuals as possible, and aims to provide an inclusive environment for the development of future business leaders.

     

    Value: Up to 30% of tuition fees.

    Eligibility: Applicants from under-represented backgrounds can apply to this scholarship. While all aspects of diversity will be considered, ESMT specifically encourages applications from women for this scholarship.