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 2019

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 2019

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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Antai MBA 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 2019

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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 2019

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 2019

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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Vanderbilt MBA QS Scholarship

Value
up to 50% of tuition fee

Recipients
multiple

Criteria
- 2-4 years of full-time professional work experience - an undergraduate degree equivalent to a 4-year, US degree - a minimum of 680 GMAT and if required, 100 TOEFL or 7 IELTS

Application Process
  • QS Scholarships is happy to announce a new scholarship offered by Vanderbilt.
  • Ideal candidates are those who meet the admissions criteria for the Vanderbilt MBA and who are looking to thrive in and contribute to a collaborative environment.
  • All applicants must attend a QS World MBA Tour or a QS Connect MBA event, complete the QS Applicant Survey and get admitted to Vanderbilt.
  • Note: Business schools providing scholarships in partnership with QS are fully responsible for the evaluation of all the scholarship applications and the identification of winners.

Deadline
- 1st round: 9th January 2019 - 2nd round: 11th March 2019

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Scholarship for ESMT

Value
€13,000

Recipients
1

Criteria
  • Attend QS World MBA Tour/QS World Executive MBA Tour/QS Connect 121 and complete the QS Applicant Survey. Be admitted to ESMT MBA program.
  • This scholarship is designed to identify an applicant with 3+ years of international working experience, a diverse personal or professional background who is interested in earning a general management degree focusing in innovation of technology or sustainability and who has a minimum 650 GMAT score. This scholarship is for an applicant who wishes to study a full-time, 12 month MBA program at ESMT.

Application Process
  • Note: Business schools providing scholarships in partnership with QS are fully responsible for the evaluation of all the scholarship applications and the identification of winners.
  • Business schools that provide QS scholarships are responsible for evaluating all the scholarship applications and identify the winners themselves.
  • For any guidance or queries regarding the scholarship application process, please refer to our Scholarships Guidelines or Step-by-Step Applications Guidelines, which also contain the relevant contact details if your concern is not addressed by the answers within.

Deadline
30 Sep 2019

Essay Topic
Describe one event from your professional life where you challenged mainstream thought in a group setting. Describe the outcome, where it be positive or negative (max. 300 words)

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