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Nestle scholarship for women

Nestle scholarship for women

Application deadline Throughout 2024 (available until allocated)
Scholarship amount CHF 25,000
How to apply Through your admissions application form

Scholarship introduction

In 1956, IMEDE (Institut pour l’Edude des Méthodes de Direction de l’Entreprise) was established in Lausanne by Nestlé in coordination with Harvard Business School. In 1989, the institute merged with IMI in Geneva to create IMD and its Lausanne-based campus, with a vision to develop global leaders.

IMD’s strong ties with Nestlé continued, and in 1997, the IMD MBA Nestlé Scholarship for Women was launched, and has been supporting future women leaders ever since.

AmountCHF 25,000
Number of scholarships1
Deadline to applyThroughout 2024 (available until allocated)
CriteriaPreference given to women from developing countries
(Employees of Nestlé or its subsidiaries are not eligible)
EssaySubmit a 750-word essay with the title:
“Building a diverse and inclusive workplace requires the participation and accountability of each member of the organization. What would you recommend as ways for Nestlé to better foster allyship amongst employees?”
IMD MBA Financial Aid Form and supporting documents needed?Yes

How to apply for this scholarship

Scholarship applications are made through your admissions application form.

Before you apply to the program, we strongly recommend that you evaluate the investment needed and investigate the various financing options available to you.

An overview of the program fees, payment schedule and estimated living expenses can be found by clicking here:

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Review the eligibility criteria for the various scholarship offerings to determine which ones you qualify for.
  • Access the Financial Aid form from the finance section of your admissions MBA application form.
  • Complete the form and check the box next to any scholarship(s) you meet the criteria for and wish to apply for.
  • Ensure you submit all the requested documents, including the required essay.

Please note that typically, participants are only awarded one scholarship, and scholarships are reserved for those who are not sponsored by their company.

Hear from some of the Nestlé Scholarship winners
Alicia Gong, MBA 2021, US
Stephanie Hurry, MBA 2020, South Africa

Sanchita Tibrewala, Class of 2023, India

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“Prior to IMD, I already held a BEng in Information Technology and had 3+ years of experience working in Technology Consulting with Deloitte.

The Nestlé scholarship has enabled me to access a world-class education at IMD and develop my leadership potential without worrying about financial constraints. It has also opened up new opportunities for me, which I might not have had otherwise. I am deeply grateful to Nestlé for their commitment to supporting women’s education and leadership development and for supporting me in fulfilling my dream of pursuing an MBA at IMD.

Post-graduation, I hope to make a difference in the lives of women who want to pursue higher education and help them realize their dreams.”

For more scholarship information, kindly refer to the scholarship section on our webpage.