Financial Aid / Scholarships

ScolarshipThe IO-MBA program and the University of Geneva have introduced a new scholarship program in September 2016 entering into force from the 2017-2018 intake. 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.

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

Type
Condition Amount
1. Geneva University Accommodation Scholarship

Provision of a single room in a student apartment (12 months x 600 chf)*

Based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. This scholarship is depending on the availability of rooms and granted on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.  7’200CHF
2. IO-MBA Scholarship

Reduction on program fees

Based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. This scholarship is depending on the availability of funds.  5’000CHF
3. Priority Countries Scholarship

Reduction on program fees for participants coming from AND living in a country with a low-to-medium HDI**

‘Statement of honor’ describing your personal financial situation, copy of your passport, proof of residence. This scholarship is depending on the availability of funds.  7’900CHF
4. Scholarship for Partner IOs & NGOs

Reduction on program fees for participants working in an IO or an NGO partner of the IO-MBA program

Statement from the employer attesting your place of work. 5’925CHF

Each type of scholarship is available on a limited number and candidates who are willing to apply for it are encouraged to submit their application by 15 November (Round 1). Candidates can apply for two types of scholarships at the same time, knowing that the Admission Committee will grant, if possible, the most beneficial scholarship. Scholarships are based on a combination of academic merit, financial need, and availability of funds. Should you have any question on our scholarship program, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

* If a participant is successfully granted with Geneva University Accommodation Scholarship, he/she can request the IO-MBA office a private studio instead by paying the monthly difference (250CFH/month)

** Based on the UNDP Human Development Index (HDI):  http://hdr.undp.org/en/composite/HDI