INSEAD Hinrich Foundation Scholarship


The scholarship was established in 2018 thanks to the generous support of the Hinrich Foundation whose mission it is to promote sustainable global trade. The Foundation, created by Merle A. Hinrich, advances its objective by supporting trade career development, offering export trade assistance, and fostering international trade research. The Foundation believes education is an essential element to further corporate growth and sustainability. It sponsors education and careers for people who are committed to working in global trade. The objective is to help export companies across the value chain to enhance their talent development pipeline.


One or two INSEAD Hinrich Foundation Scholarships will be awarded in September INSEAD MBA intake. Only candidates who are admitted to the MBA programme or are in the interview process may apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in global trade and/or who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing their career in this domain. Preference will be given to candidates who show motivation to work in Asia post-MBA. Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to engage with the Hinrich Foundation for mentorship and possible career opportunities.

Essay topic :

No essay required.

Amount of Award:

€30 000

Scholarship Application Deadline:

July 2020 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 22 October 2018
Deadline: 5 November 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 17 December 2018
Deadline: 4 January 2019

December 2020 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 25 March 2019
Deadline: 8 April 2019
Round 2:
Applications Open: 20 May 2019
Deadline: 3 June 2019

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