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Study in France With INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students



Application Deadline: 25th June 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students. Interested students should see details below. This scholarship is worth 73000 EUR and it is aimed at supporting aspiring and capable students to pursue higher education at international centers of excellence.

Study in France With INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

Details and FAQs about the INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for Sub-Saharan African Students

Applications are on for the INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships for African Students. Candidates will be judged on the quality of their scholarship essays and the degree to which they meet the eligibility criteria.

Olam recognises the need to foster leadership and governance in Sub Saharan Africa by supporting aspiring and capable students to pursue higher education at international centres of excellence.

Through the INSEAD MBA scholarship and Olam mentoring, we hope to play our part in developing the necessary skills and knowledge in a highly talented select group of change agents. They in turn will then have the opportunity to contribute towards economic transformation and catalyse change in their community.

What is the application deadline and timeline?

December 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23 April 2018
Deadline: 7 May 2018

Round 2:
Applications Open: 11 June 2018
Deadline: 25 June 2018

What are the eligible countries?

Scholarship is available for Sub-Saharan African countries

In which host country will I be studying?

If given the scholarship, you will be studying in France.

What is the scholarship type?

MBA Scholarships

Also See: INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship For African Students

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Applicants must be citizens of a Sub-Saharan African Country.
  • Applicants must have completed their bachelors degree program at any recognized institution.
  • Applicants must be admitted to INSEAD’s full-time MBA programme.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Applicants must have good academic grades.

What are the selection criteria?

Candidates for this scholarship will need to demonstrate:

  • academic achievement and promise
  • teamwork as well as personal ownership to deliver
  • leadership potential and entrepreneurial spirit
  • a commitment to contributing to their country or region at the end of the course.

What is the scholarship value?

73000 EUR

How to Apply for the INSEAD Olam MBA Scholarships

To access the scholarship application form on-line, you will first need to register (important : your name should be indicated exactly as on your admission application).

Upon registering, you will receive your personal login ID and password to navigate through the scholarship website. You will first need to answer all the profile questions (personal contact details, educational and professional information).  This will serve as a background for all applications.  Thereafter, you will have the option to apply for different scholarships.

Throughout the period that the on-line application is available, you can modify or withdraw your scholarship applications as you please. You can track the status of your on-line application with the help of your scholarship login ID and password. Please note that the scholarship portal is not part of the platform for the admitted candidates and therefore you will need to register for it separately.

Access the scholarship application form

To submit an application, first go through the Scholarship Application Guide and then register yourself.

Scholarship Official Webpage

About Olam International

Olam International is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. The team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton.

Although listed in Singapore, Olam’s roots lie in Africa where the company first began trading cashews in Nigeria 25 years ago. Today Olam has operations in 24 countries on the continent right along the agri-supply chain. This includes sourcing from smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, a 10,000 hectare rice farm in Nigeria, palm and rubber plantations in Gabon, coffee plantations in Zambia and Tanzania, wheat milling in Senegal and packaged foods business in West and South Africa. 

Olam is committed to growing responsibly and company’s ambition is to have end to end sustainable supply chains by 2020. To achieve this however Olam needs to address some of the challenges facing the next generation, such as food, water and energy security, the impact of climate change, sustainable and inclusive growth, and good governance. 



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