INSEAD Washington SyCip Scholarship


At INSEAD, diversity is about embracing a world of cultures and perspectives. With a comprehensive suite of INSEAD scholarships, we bridge candidates from different nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds, and gender into a classroom. The diverse class setting not only offers an international experience for our participants, but also broadens their mindset and worldview to succeed in a global role. INSEAD Washington SyCip Scholarship aims to support talented candidates from the Philippines to advance in their careers with a top-notch MBA at INSEAD. For those who are set back by financial difficulties, this scholarship will help them realise their dream of achieving an MBA at one of the best business schools in the world.


One INSEAD Washington SyCip Scholarship will be awarded in each Class to candidates who demonstrate outstanding professional and personal achievements, with a commitment to contribute to the breadth of diversity on the programme. They should possess outstanding academic achievements, leadership experience and growth potential. To be eligible for the INSEAD Washington SyCip Scholarship, candidates must be a national of the Philippines, have spent a substantial part of their lives, and received part of their prior education in the Philippines. Preference will be given to candidates who are likely to return to the country in the foreseeable future and require financial assistance. Only candidates who are admitted to the MBA programme or are in the interview process may apply.

Essay topic :

1).Please submit the essays under the Diversity scholarship.
2).Only if you would like to be considered for the INSEAD Alumni Fund Robin Hood Scholarship: in approximately 350 words give the main reason for your application for the IAF Robin Hood Scholarship. Award recipients will be expected to lead the on-campus campaign. State how you will get involved and make peers participate. What are your ideas for the campaign?(If not applicable, please enter N/A)
3).In approximately 300 words for all the questions that follow: (a) introduce yourself and include an account of your early years i.e. where you grew up and the primary and secondary schools you attended. How did you finance your secondary education? (b) briefly describe how you envisage contributing to the future development of your country/region after graduation and (c) Give the main reason why an INSEAD MBA is relevant to your future career development.
4).In approximately 300 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as your budget for the year at INSEAD. How do you expect to finance your studies if you do not obtain a scholarship from INSEAD? Why INSEAD should consider you for a Diversity scholarship? What amount do you consider appropriate? Please do not forget to submit a number of supporting documents as required.
5).Only if you would like to be considered for the IAF Special Profile scholarships, please answer the following question in no more than 300 words: Briefly describe an instance or aspect in your life to date that has made you stand out amongst your peers or that you consider exceptional in one way or another.(If not applicable, please enter N/A)
6).Please outline how, if you are successful in your career, you might help others in theirs.

Amount of Award:

Up to full tuition

Application Format:

To be considered for this scholarship, please complete the INSEAD Diversity Scholarship application.
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