MBA Scholarships: Anyone who wishes to pursue a degree in business management must accept the reality that an MBA can be expensive. However, a lot of organization provides MBA scholarships to aid with the cost of tuition and other expenditures.

MBA Scholarships

There are typically two types of MBA scholarships available: internal scholarships provided by business schools themselves and external scholarships provided by outside organizations like the Fulbright Program or Chevening Awards.

List of MBA Scholarships

Numerous criteria are taken into account when awarding MBA scholarships. For instance, merit scholarships are given to pupils who have excelled academically, and professionally, or on entrance tests like the GMAT.

Need-based MBA scholarships are generally awarded to students who demonstrate that they cannot pay for the degree without additional help. Still, other MBA scholarships are awarded to students who come from under-represented backgrounds.

1. Swedish Institute Scholarships

The scholarship is intended for a full-time, one- or two-year master’s programme, and is funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The Swedish Institute open the call for applications once every year for master’s studies beginning in the autumn semester.

In order to have a successful application, make sure to be eligible, complete all steps of the process, and that you have the documentation required to finalize your application in time.

To be eligible for the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals, you must be a citizen of one of our 41 eligible countries and have sufficient documented proof of work and leadership experience.

You must also follow the application steps for University Admission and be admitted to one of the master’s programmes on time.

Application Process

The online application portal for the SI Scholarships for Global Professionals academic year 2023/2024 opens 10 February at 00:01 CET.

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2. BTH Scholarships

For the academic year 2024/2025 BTH will offer two scholarship programmes:

  • BTH scholarship programme for prospective students
  • BTH scholarship programme for current students.

The scholarships will cover your tuition fee in part and do not cover your living expenses.

BTH Scholarship Programme for Prospective Students

The BTH scholarship programme for prospective students is available for citizens from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for a Swedish university education.

Applicants to distance education at BTH are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

This scholarship programme offers scholarships covering tuition fees in part. The level of tuition fee reduction is normally 50%.

No more than one scholarship from this programme can be awarded to one person. The scholarships are granted on the basis of academic excellence.

Priority is given to applicants with the BTH study programme as their first choice.

How to Apply

You apply for a BTH scholarship after you have applied for a BTH campus-based programme or single-subject course on

The application will only be considered if you are a tuition fee-paying student and the application fee has been paid.

  • If you are a tuition fee-paying student exempted from paying the application fee, your scholarship application will also be considered.

Log in on our Tuition Fee and Scholarship portal to apply for a scholarship.

Reply to your Offer

If you are awarded a BTH scholarship it is important that you reply to the offer on time, or you will lose the scholarship.

You also need to pay the remaining tuition fee no later than the deadline that can be found in your BTH tuition fee account in order to keep your scholarship.

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3. University Of Twente Scholarship (Uts)

The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente.

  • Become one of the most promising UT students.
  • Exclusive opportunity to take part in an intake for one of the three honours programmes: Research honours, Design honours, or Change leaders.

Scholarship Value

€ 3,000 – € 22,000 for one year (approximately 50 scholarships available). If you have applied for a two-year programme, make sure you read the information about two-year study programmes below.

Have a look at the overview of the estimated costs of living when studying at the University of Twente (excluding tuition fees).

Please note: This scholarship is meant as compensation for study-related costs. It is up to the scholarship student to decide how to spend the money. No costs (e.g. tuition fees) will be paid on your behalf.

How to Apply

  • Start your Application

You have to apply for a Master’s programme first. Once you applied for a Master’s programme and received a (conditional) admission letter, you can apply for the scholarship with your student number.

UTS is not available for Dutch and/or current UT students. The UTS is not available for EU/EEA students.

The UTS is not available for Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). The UTS is not available for the pre-master programme.

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4. VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)

The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective non-EU/ EEA students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. VU Amsterdam has committed to providing approximately 1 million euros towards attracting highly motivated and excellent students.

Eligible Candidates 

1. You hold a non-EU/ EEA passport and you are not eligible for the lower tuition fee.

2. You do not have Dutch nationality.

3. You can prove your academic excellence (GPA equivalent to a Dutch 8).

4. You are conditionally or unconditionally admitted to the first year of a full-time English-taught Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam starting in September 2023.

Please note that: students starting in February cannot apply, and joint programmes where VU Amsterdam does not administer the admission process are excluded from VUFP.

5. The degree with which you are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.

6. You do not need to complete a preparatory programme before the start of your Master’s.

Diversity is one of our core values. That is why we hope that many students from the countries that are underrepresented on our campus (less than 10 students enrolled) will apply for the VUFP.

 VUFP and 2-Year Study Programmes

The VUFP scholarship can be granted for a one or two-year Master’s programme. The scholarship will only be extended for the second year of a two-year Master’s programme if 100% of the ECTS of the first year have been achieved.

Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2022/2023 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship for 2023/2024.

Scholarship Amount

The VUFP scholarship covers the tuition fees only. It does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs, like rent, food, or insurance. Be aware that you must be able to finance these living expenses by yourself.

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5. Mid-Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarship

The scholarship covers 75% of the tuition fee. The remaining 25% of the tuition fee each semester, as well as travel costs, living costs and all other expenses, are NOT included in the scholarship and must be covered by other means of funding.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland that are required to pay tuition fees and have applied through University Admissions to one of the above-listed programmes before the 16th of January 2024 and have paid the application fee until the 1st of February 2024.

How to Apply?

Applications for the Mid Sweden University Tuition Fee Scholarship will be open from 10th February 2024 until 28th February 2024.

Those students who have applied to the program at and paid the application fee before the deadline will receive a link to the application form by email.

You will be asked to motivate your choice of study programme and reflect upon its relevance to your own professional development.

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