QS Scholarships - Scholarship Programs Scholarship Programs

What you should know

As part of our mission to provide information and access to MBA programs, QS is delighted to offer US$1.7 million in scholarship funding for selected applicants from around the world who attend a QS World MBA Tour event.

Below are details about the scholarships currently available. We are constantly working with schools, private and public universities, and our media partners to secure further scholarships and help more candidates fulfill their potential. We invite you to read the descriptions below and consider which scholarships are appropriate to you. After the event, participants will receive an invitation to begin the application process.

Application Process

In order to apply for the scholarships, candidates must register and attend a QS World Grad School Tour event and complete a post-event survey. All survey responses are anonymous and the resulting data is published in aggregate form, helping to build the most revealing insight into prospective student’s ambitions and expectations.

QS Leadership Scholarship

Value
$10,000

Recipients
1

Criteria
Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS World Executive MBA Tour/QS Connect 121 and complete the QS Applicant Survey.

Application Process
To apply complete the Applicant Survey!

Deadline
31 May 2017

Essay Topic
"Describe a time where you have demonstrated responsible leadership/innovation and how it made a difference in either your community or work" (max. 750 words)

Background
This scholarship is designed to identify applicants who demonstrate an exceptionally strong level of leadership and innovative thinking. Note: Finalists for this scholarship will be contacted by the QS Scholarship Committee within 2-3 weeks after the final application deadline. Winners will be announced on our website at a later date. For any guidance or queries regarding the scholarship application process, please refer to our frequently asked questions, which also contain the relevant contact details if your concern is not addressed by the answers within.

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QS Community Scholarships for MBA studies

Value
$2,000

Recipients
5

Criteria
Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS World Executive MBA Tour/QS Connect 121 and complete the QS Applicant Survey.

Application Process
To apply complete the Applicant Survey!

Deadline
31 May 2017

Essay Topic
“Explain a situation where you dedicated your time/talent and describe how it made a difference to a community” (max. 750 words)

Background
These scholarships are designed to identify applicants who demonstrate exceptional levels of socially-responsible leadership and an ability to motivate others. Note: Finalists for this scholarship will be contacted by the QS Scholarship Committee within 2-3 weeks after the final application deadline. Winners will be announced on our website at a later date. For any guidance or queries regarding the scholarship application process, please refer to our frequently asked questions, which also contain the relevant contact details if your concern is not addressed by the answers therein.

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Women in Business Scholarships

Value
from £5,000 to £20,000.

Recipients
-

Criteria
Female candidates with excellent academic, professional and personal achievements and strong leadership ability.

Application Process
  • Complete Full-time MBA application.
  • Email a written scholarship statement addressing the points below (maximum 2 pages A4) to Full-timeMBA.admissions@mbs.ac.uk
  • 1. What makes you stand out as an exceptional candidate for this award?
  • 2. How do you help or inspire others?
  • 3. How will your experience and personal qualities benefit the MBA class and what will be your contribution as a future MBS alumnus to return our investment in you?

Deadline
Awarded on a rolling basis as part of the admissions process, normally at the same time as an offer is made.

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GMAT Scholarship

Value
RMB 20,000-104,000

Recipients
Applicants with GMAT Score more than 630

Criteria
Scores of 730 or higher are awarded a scholarship of 50% of the full program fee; Scores of 680 or higher are awarded a scholarship of 25% of the full program fee; Scores of 630 or higher are awarded a scholarship of 20,000 RMB.

Application Process
Submit the GMAT Official Score before June 2017

Deadline
June 2017


Scholarship for ESADE Business School

Value
5000

Recipients
2

Criteria
EMBA

Application Process
Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS World Executive MBA Tour/QS Connect 121 and complete the QS Applicant Survey.

Deadline
31 May 2017

Essay Topic
Please answer ALL the below questions: • Why do you think you deserve an ESADE scholarship and what sets you apart from other candidates? (max. 500 words). • How do you plan to contribute to the ESADE community during and after your time in the EMBA? (max. 400 words). • How do you justify your need for financial aid? (max. 300 words).

Background
Please kindly pick one of the scholarship themes and submit an essay on all 3 essay topics. The Talent Scholarship: rewards candidates with an outstanding professional career, an excellent academic record, proven leadership skills, and clear potential to influence the future of business. The Women and Business Scholarship: supports women’s contributions in the professional world and the business world in general. The Entrepreneurship Scholarship: With this scholarship, ESADE aims to foster students’ entrepreneurial spirit and initiative and to support productive projects. Any candidate admitted to the EMBA who has a clear entrepreneurial orientation and solid plans for a business initiative may apply for this scholarship. The Geographical Diversity Scholarship: has been designed for students who must travel regularly to attend classes at our Barcelona or Madrid campuses. Its purpose is to foster greater geographical diversity in our student body.

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ESSEC Future Leader Scholarship

Value
20000

Recipients
1

Criteria
Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS World Executive MBA Tour/QS Connect 121, complete the QS Applicant Survey and get admitted to ESSEC Business School.

Application Process
Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS World Executive MBA Tour/QS Connect 121 and complete the QS Applicant Survey.

Deadline
31 May 2017

Essay Topic
Describe how you have so far demonstrated excellence in leadership." (max. 750 words)

Background
Business Schools, that provide QS scholarships, are responsible to evaluate all the scholarship applications and identify the winners themselves.

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