INSEAD Helmut Meier Scholarship for Women from Central and Eastern Europe


Helmut Meier, INSEAD MBA’80, created this scholarship to help the school attract talented women candidates from Central & Eastern Europe to the MBA programme. Increasing the number of women participants is a significant part of INSEAD’s commitment to creating a more equitable, diverse and innovative business world.


Women candidates who are nationals of the following countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Romania, Ukraine. Candidates should have undergone a major part of their education in their country of nationality as well as having acquired working experience there. Candidates admitted to the MBA Programme or invited to the admission interview will be considered.

Essay topic :

1).Please refer to the Diversity scholarship essay questions.
2).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.
3).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)

Amount of Award:

13 000 Euros

Application Format:

Please complete the Diversity Scholarship application and essay questions.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

July 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 October 2017
Deadline: 6 November 2017
Round 2:
Applications Open: 15 January 2018
Deadline: 29 January 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 5 March 2018
Deadline: 19 March 2018

December 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 April 2018
Deadline: 7 May 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 11 June 2018
Deadline: 25 June 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 30 July 2018
Deadline: 13 August 2018

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