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IO-MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Geneva in Switzerland, 2019

The University of Geneva is offering a new scholarship program for MBA applicants. Scholarships are open for citizens of developing countries to undertake Swiss institution’s International Organizations MBA (IOMBA) program.

This scholarship program has the objective to encourage and facilitate the participation of candidates coming from abroad to Geneva, candidates coming from low and middle-income countries as well as candidates working in a Nonprofit Organization.

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The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary and law school. It remained focused on theology until the 17th century when it became a center for Enlightenment scholarship. In 1873, it dropped its religious affiliations and became officially secular.

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, no older than 2 years, is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, or who did not receive an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in which the language of instruction was English

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study full-time International Organizations MBA (IOMBA) program.

Scholarship Award: The IO-MBA scholarship program offers 4 types of scholarships:

  • Geneva University Accommodation Scholarship (Provision of a single room in a student apartment (12 months x 600 CHF): 7’200CHF
  • IO-MBA Scholarship (Reduction on program fees): 5’000CHF
    Priority Countries Scholarship (Reduction on program fees for participants coming from AND living in a country with a low-to-medium HDI): 7’900CHF
  • Scholarship for Partner IOs & NGOs (Reduction on program fees for participants working in an IO or an NGO partner of the IO-MBA program): 5’925CHF

Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility: Candidates coming from low and middle-income countries as well as candidates working in a Nonprofit Organization are eligible to apply.

Nationality: Citizens of developing countries can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Test Requirement: Applicants require 500 points on the GMAT or the GRE equivalent.

English Language Requirement: A score of 600 on the paper-based exam, 250 on the computer-based exam or 100 on the internet-based exam is required.

MBA Scholarships

How to Apply: No other application process is necessary to be considered for these awards. Candidates are requested to register and apply online through the IO-MBA application form. A completed application includes information concerning you are an educational and professional background and international experience. To complete and submit an online application, the following documents have to be uploaded:

  • Motivational cover letter
  • Complete academic and professional resume (CV)
  • Copy of university diploma & grade transcript
  • Copy of passport or ID card
  • Passport style photo in electronic format (.jpg)
  • Official GMAT or GRE results
  • Professional reference letter
  • Academic reference letter (1)
  • Copy of official TOEFL results (2)
  • Copy of AVS Card or Swiss health insurance card (3)

Application Deadline: May 30, 2019

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