Access MBA Scholarships

A million ways to fund your MBA

Talented MBA candidates can now apply for over 1 million euros of the Access MBA Endorsed Scholarships for top international business schools.

Liechtenstein University, Liechtenstein

Eligibility: The university provides scholarship funds of more than 200.000 Euros. Up to 90 percent of the tuition fee for its International MBA program may be covered. Applicants who meet all program requirements may apply for a scholarship in the following categories:

  • Women back to Business Scholarship (for female applicants looking to re-launch their career after a maternity leave)
  • Family and Career Scholarship (for male or female applicants who wish to do an MBA while on maternity leave)
  • International Student Scholarship (for applicants from non-German speaking countries)
  • Entrepreneur Scholarship (for applicants who are in the process of launching or those who have recently launched an enterprise)
  • Student Achievement Scholarship (for applicants who have progressed in their career/education despite challenging personal, professional, socio/political or economic circumstances)


List of Scholarships by School (alphabetical order):

Alma Graduate School, University of Bologna, Italy
Eligibility: The following scholarships are available for admitted applicants to the Food and Wine MBA programme:

  • The "Ferrarelle Scholarship Program" consists of two scholarships of 15,000 euro each for participation in the Food and Wine MBA. One of them will be assigned to a qualified American student. This exceptional opportunity is available for successful applicants for the academic year 2014/2015 only, and is part of a wider cooperation between Ferrarelle SpA and Alma Graduate School.
  • Merit-based scholarships. Full and partial scholarships for participants of the MBA (20 full scholarships awarded in 2013). Scholarships range from 10,000 euro to 27,000 euro. All applicants are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality. Scholarships are based on both academic as well as professional merit.
  • Honor loan. MBA participants are eligible to apply for low-interest and long-term (up to twelve years) honor loan covering the full amount of the tuition fee or the portion of it that is not covered by the scholarship plus an additional 10,000 euro loan for living expenses.


Ashridge Business School, UK
Eligibility: Self-financed participants admitted to the one-year Full-Time or the two-year Executive MBA programmes need to complete an additional essay to demonstrate their eligibility for the award they wish to apply for. Scholarship recepients will be expected to become an Ashridge ambassador and fulfil various commitments related to supporting the marketing of the MBA programmes and recruitment of future students.

  • Ashridge Scholarships
    Scholarships are awarded in 9 categories: Embedding sustainability scholarship; Managing globally scholarship; Creating value scholarship; Leading Change scholarship; Aspiring women in business scholarship; Entrepreneurial scholarship; Emerging markets scholarship; Military scholarship; Outstanding Achievement in a business sector scholarship (Strategy, People and Leadership, Finance, Marketing, Innovation and Technology, Operations); The Steve Watson scholarship for applicants from the financial sector
  • The Santander Universities Scholarships
    Awards are available to candidates based in the countries covered by the Santander Universities scheme (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, USA, UK, Russia, China and Singapore).


Bentley University's Graduate School of Business, USA
Eligibility: The Bentley University's Graduate School of Business offers Merit Aid in the form of scholarships, and Graduate Assistantships to highly qualified accepted students. Awards are based primarily on academic, professional and personal achievement, with consideration given to the contribution that each individual can make to the graduate school population – without regard to financial need.


CEU Business School, Hungary
Eligibility: Talented, high-potential leaders who are committed to enhancing growth and prosperity in developing regions of the world who are admitted to the full-time, one-year MBA programme. Applicants need to complete the online application and submit a separate schoalrship essay by January 31, 2014.


EDHEC Business School, France
Eligibility: Scholarships will automatically be awarded to self-finance candidates accepted into the EDHEC Global MBA who fall under one of the following categories:

  • GMAT related scholarships starting from 600;
  • 1st Nationality Scholarships (first three candidates from each country who officially enrol);
  • Diversity Scholarships (diverse educational and professional backgrounds);
  • Dual Nationality Scholarships;
  • EDHEC Recommendation Scholarships (recommendation by EDHEC Alumni);
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarships (set up a company within the last five years);
  • Global 500 Scholarships (at least 3 years professional experience in a Fortune 500 or Eurostoxx company);
  • RDE 100 Scholarships (management position in a BCG's RDE100 list);
  • Experience Scholarships (at least 7 years professional experience).

EDHEC Business School
Name of Scholarship: EDHEC Family Business GEMBA Scholarships

EDHEC Business School is committed to helping students meet the financial requirements necessary to obtain their Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) in Family Business.
Thanks to our strategic Partners, we are proud to announce a Scholarship program for the Family Business GEMBA.
Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to candidates accepted into the EDHEC Family Business GEMBA.
Candidates Profile:

  • Family-run executives in their mid-30 – mid-40 years old
  • With around 10 years of professional experience, including 4 years managerial experience in a family business group;
  • Next Generation leaders, both family members and non-family executives;
  • Fluent in English;
Programme: EDHEC Family Business GEMBA
Amount: up to 30% of tuition
Number of recipients: TBA
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ESSEC Business School, France
Eligibility: ESSEC Business School offers scholarships to the most eligible candidates who have already been admitted to study at our school. Selection is based on overall profile strength. Our criteria include professional achievements, academic performance, strong communication skills, diversity, ability to act as a strategic team player, as well as competitive GMAT scores. Early applicants have better chances for success. Scholarships may be cumulative.


The Lisbon MBA International, Portugal
Eligibility: The following scholarships are available for admitted applicants only, to help finance The Lisbon MBA International Program:

  • Merit Scholarship (applicants with proven extraordinary academic merit);
  • Entrepreneur Scholarship (applicants that have started their own business and are working full-time on it);
  • Rising Star Scholarship (applicants with proven professional merit and financial need) and
  • The Lisbon MBA Scholarship (applicants  whose contribution will be fundamental to class diversity and dynamics).


Nottingham Business School, UK
Eligibility: UK undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2.1) or equivalent; admission to the NBS Full-Time MBA; a 1500-word written essay. Sponsored students (full/part) are not eligible to apply.


Robert Gordon University: Aberdeen Business School, UK
Eligibility: Admission to Full-time MBA, Online MBA or Executive Part-time MBA; exceptionally able students; demonstrating academic excellence; career progression and achievement. Scholarship essay required. Scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis of their potential contribution to the course, assessed by information gained from their application form, scholarship application paper, references, and any other relevant information.


Tias School for Business and Society, The Netherlands
Eligibility: Awards are based on three major criteria: academic ability; professional potential; personal characteristics and "fit" with the programme. Tias School for Business and Society aims to allocate its scholarship funds across the class. Decisions are made by the Admissions Board using a comprehensive approach that takes into account a variety of personal criteria, including educational achievement; life experiences; personal interests; location of residence; student's goals and background, and GMAT score.


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