IMD business school for management and leadership courses

Application deadline: 1 July 2023

Scholarship amount:
up to CHF 133,500

The BackPack-Excellence scholarship for women

The BackPack-Excellence Scholarship for women is a potentially life-changing opportunity to open up new doors and enable you to fulfill your leadership ambitions.

The BackPack Foundation’s purpose is to provide a transformational experience to talented and driven women who have been forced to flee conflict, natural disaster, or persecution at some point and who may have believed that an MBA program was out of reach.


Eligibility: Female candidates who have been displaced due to conflict, natural disaster, or persecution will receive priority consideration. Essay Prompt: In 500 words, “Tell us, how, as a displaced woman, an MBA at IMD will be transformative for you and indirectly for other women.”

To be considered for the The BackPack-Excellence scholarship for women, please complete the IMD MBA application form and proceed to the Finance Planning section to access the MBA Financial Aid form and submit your essay.