INSEAD Jacques Nasser Endowed Leadership Scholarship


The Jacques Nasser Scholarship Fund for Leadership at INSEAD was created in 2004 with the generous support Jacques Nasser, Former CEO of the Ford Motor Company. He wishes to encourage and support students who aspire to return to the Middle East after the MBA programme and become leaders in the region. This endowed fund provides one scholarship a year, in perpetuity, to deserving candidates admitted to the INSEAD MBA programme from the Arab countries in the Middle East who are committed to a career in the region.


Candidates who are citizens of an Arab country in the Middle East (including Egypt) or whose parents are/were citizens of one of these countries. Leadership potential will be assessed and a preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

Essay topic :

No essay required.

Amount of Award:

up to €20,000. One award will be made per year.

Application Format:

Answer the essay questions under the INSEAD Middle East Scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

July 2022 Class:

Round 1:

Applications Open: 16 October 2020

Deadline: 2 November 2020

Round 2:

Applications Open: 11 December 2020

Deadline: 28 December 2020

December 2022 Class:

Round 1:

Applications Open: 9 April 2021

Deadline: 26 April 2021

Round 2:

Applications Open: 28 May 2021

Deadline: 14 June 2021