Everything You Need to Know About EDHEC's Global MBA Scholarships Policy

Scholarships and financial aid are critical factors to look at carefully when you are considering investing in executive or continued education.

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12 Aug 2023

Did you know that one of the top factors considered when candidates are choosing their MBA are the availability of scholarships and financial aid? If you have decided to pursue an MBA, choosing the right programme is often a decision based on extensive cost-benefit analysis between tuition, scholarships, school reputation, and return on investment. However, the scholarship policies at many business schools are often vague and confusing.


The life-changing decision of applying to a full-time MBA programme can be even more complex because of ineffective communication and unclear or even complete absence of readily available information on scholarship policies. EDHEC’s Global MBA programme takes a unique and refreshingly clear approach on scholarships.

A Scholarship is an Award, Not Extra Work


Here at EDHEC, we understand the stress of maneuvering through many applications and policies when applying for your MBA. That’s why simplicity and clarity are key goals when it comes to planning your MBA budget with EDHEC's Global MBA. Our innovative, transparent, and guaranteed Global MBA scholarship programme, which includes 4 categories, ensure that you don’t have to do extra work when it comes to understanding if you will get a scholarship and what the amount will be. There is no extra application to fill in to apply for one of our scholarships. If your application shows that you qualify for any one of the available options we offer, you will automatically be awarded the corresponding award for all applications received by the 31st January. In addition to the 4 scholarship categories, we also have 3 honorary scholarships which you may be eligible to apply for.


Through the EDHEC Global MBA scholarship policy, your tuition amount can be reduced within a range of 20 to 40 percent. Here is an overview of our scholarships:

Our Global MBA Scholarships


EDHEC prioritises diversity, quality, and integrity. So our scholarships are designed to provide easily accessible assistance to qualified candidates who can contribute to the diverse, impact-driven learning environment we foster. EDHEC is dedicated to providing quality business education to students from all walks of life with valuable insights and potential.

EDHEC Global MBA currently offers the following scholarships:


  • Excellence: up to 40% reduction in tuition for applicants who have a GMAT score of +650 (or GRE/TAGE MAGE or Executive Assessment equivalent)
  • Women in Leadership: up to 40% reduction in tuition fees to encourage and support gender diversity from the classroom to the boardroom
  • Make an Impact Scholarship: up to 30% reduction in tuition to encourage responsible & innovative entrepreneurs and/or candidates with a strong focus or background in ESG
  • Cultural Diversity: up to 20% reduction in tuition to encourage and support international diversity and inclusion in our cohort. There are 3 scholarships per country available*


Honorary Awards & Fellowships


  • The Swati Kansal Memorial Scholarship for Women of Impact

This scholarship is generously funded in memory of Swati Kansal, 2019 EDHEC Global MBA graduate who made an outstanding contribution to her school as a highly engaged student, an MBA class representative, and President of the MBA Digital Innovation Club.

The amount of the scholarship is 10 000 EUR disbursed in a monthly stipend of 1000 EUR / month for 10 months, for one exceptional candidate per intake to help with their living expenses during the MBA.

For more information on how to apply for the Swati Kansal Memorial Scholarship for Women of Impact, please contact: [email protected]

  • The EDHEC International Advisory Board Fellowship

The scholarship is funded by the EDHEC International Advisory Board (IAB), which is an international group of business and academic leaders who provide strategic guidance related to all aspects of the school:


Each year, the EDHEC IAB will support :  

  • The granting of one "Major Fellow scholarship" of 5 000 euros, each year
  • The granting of an "Honorable mention" of 2 000 euros, each year

For more information on how to apply for the EDHEC International Advisory Board Fellowship , please contact: [email protected]


*If you have already secured a scholarship like the “Cultural Diversity” award, it is possible for you to upgrade your award for more financial aid by, for example, updating or submitting an impresssive GMAT score, making you eligible for the “Excellence” award. On top of the scholarships, EDHEC also offers a Prompt Payment Reduction of 5% if you pay your first tuition installment within two weeks of acceptance, as an added way to help lower costs.

Are you ready to transform your career?


Download the brochure to find out how the EDHEC Global MBA will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence you need to accelerate your international career


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