Monday, December 26, 2016


Brief description:
The IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships are open to candidates who demonstrate leadership understanding and who is pursuing an MBA Degree at IMD.
Deadline: 30 September
Study in:  Switzerland
Course starts January 2017
Host Institution(s):
IMD Switzerland
Level/Field of study:
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Number of Scholarships:
3 scholarships are awarded each year

Students from all over the world
Scholarship value:
CHF 30,000

Accepted candidates who demonstrate exceptionally strong leadership potential.
Application instructions:
Before you can apply for the scholarship, you must have been accepted into an IMD MBA Program. You must also submit a 750-word essay on the following topic: “It has been said that success in business requires flexibility to be responsive, but also commitment to a recognized set of values. Discuss using your personal and professional experience.”
You must submit a completed MBA Financial Aid Application Form (when requested) and submit your essay using the IMD MBA Scholarship Template before 30 September 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and scholarship template and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Scholarships and grants
Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships. Below you can find the few scholarships that might be applicable to you.

China Programme

This programme is developed for excellent Chinese students who would like to study in the Netherlands. Please visit China CSC and Nuffic for more information about requirements and the value of the grant.

Erasmus Education Fund

Every academic year, the Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) supports several students with a scholarship of 3000 euro's per year. The EEF is only for excellent students who need provable financial support. Students may apply by following the application procedure for the EEF.

Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries

The Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2017-2018. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money. The Excellent Student Waiver has specific requirements to be eligible.

Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. More information.

Fulbright grant

This scholarship is for American citizens who would like to study in the Netherlands. When you are granted this scholarship you can receive 1050 euro for nine months from which you can cover tuition fee, living costs and housing. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the website of Fullbright.


StuNed is a programme for mid-career professionals from Indonesia willing to study in the Netherlands. There are different requirements for students who would like to obtain a Master’s degree or just follow courses for a short period. Please find more information on the website of Nuffic Neso Indonesia.

NFP Programme

This programme is also designed for mid-career professionals who would like to extend their experience with studying in the Netherlands. At Erasmus School of Economics the MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) is NFP qualified. Please carefully read the requirements and the application procedure of the NFP programme.

NN Future Matters Scholarship

The NN Future Matters Scholarship is a programme financed by Nationale Nederlanden and for students from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain, who want to do a master in the Netherlands in finance, risk management or economics. The scholarship amount is € 5,000. The application deadline is 1 May 2017.

You can submit the application to An overview of the costs of living in the Netherlands is needed for the budget as part of your application. Click here for detailed information about the selection criteria and the application process.


For questions about the application process or the scholarship, you can contact the International Office EUR at

In general

If you find that none of these scholarships are applicable to you, please visit one of the websites below. You can also check with the government from your own country whether they support studying in the Netherlands or studying abroad in general.