INSEAD Goldman Sachs Scholarships for African Students

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-worth individuals.

The Goldman Sachs scholarships for African nationals at INSEAD is designed to give candidates from African countries access to a world-class MBA education. The scholarship winners will be allocated a Goldman Sachs mentor throughout the 10-month MBA programme.

Host Schools
INSEAD Campuses in France or Singapore

Fields of Study

MBA programmes

Sponsorship Duration

The scholarship will last for a 10-month MBA programme.

Scholarship Benefits

Up to €15,000 per class will be awarded. The scholarship winners will be allocated a Goldman Sachs’ mentor throughout the MBA programme.


The scholarship is open to all candidates from African countries studying at INSEAD on the Full-time MBA Programme. Successful candidates must demonstrate their desire to work in Africa and explain why building business in Africa is important to them.

Selection Criteria:

The Goldman Sachs, the scholarship provider, is constantly looking for exceptional individuals with diverse backgrounds, work experiences and personal interests who have the talent, drive and dedication to enhance their team.

Eligible groups

Citizens of ANY African country are eligible to apply for this scholarship

Method of Application
To apply for this MBA scholarship, you must complete the Application Form (visit link below). All scholarship applications are online except where mentioned otherwise in the scholarship description.
To submit an application, first read the Scholarship Guide and get yourself registered.

Essay topic:
1.    In 350-400 words, please demonstrate the business case for ethical standards from your perspective by giving examples of instances in your professional or personal life where you have seen the benefits of integrity and honesty in action.
2.    What do you want to get out of INSEAD MBA programme and what do you intend to do after you graduate? (200 words)
3.    In 150-200 words provide a concise but accurate description of your financial circumstances as well as a cash flow forecast for the year at INSEAD (details of income set against expenditures).

13 February for the July Class (starts in September)
22 August for the December Class (starts in January)
To apply, click here


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