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BackPack Foundation Excellence Scholarship 2024 for Women

Through the BackPack-Excellence Scholarship for Women, the Swiss foundation intends to help women to obtain the leadership skills they need to advance in their careers.

The scholarship provides a transformational experience to talented and driven women who may have believed that an MBA program was out of reach due to limitations and disruptions in their professional paths.

These could include family obligations, forced migration and financial constraints.

Candidates should apply for the BackPack-Excellence Women Scholarship in parallel to their IMD MBA application.

Benefits of Backpack/IMD Masters Scholarship

  • Maximum amount to cover the full tuition fees and living expenses of the IMD MBA program.
  • Partial scholarships may also be given.

Requirements for Backpack/IMD Masters Scholarship

Priority will be given to female candidates who have experienced the hardship of limitations or disruptions in their paths.  For example, being forced to leave their homeland or home region due to conflict, natural disaster, persecution or because of limited opportunities for their advancement.

Selection Process

The admissions team will inform you of their final decision. Those candidates who met the criteria and made a solid impression will receive an offer of admission to our esteemed IMD MBA program for the following year.

You will then need to confirm if you would like to accept our offer and to pay the necessary non-refundable deposit to secure your seat.

Application Documents

You will need to upload your degrees and transcripts, your GMAT or GRE score, and a one-page resume using the IMD CV template, as well as provide one business-related recommender.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to BackPack Foundation on to apply

Provide a 500-word essay on the title: Tell us, how, an MBA at IMD will be truly transformative for you and indirectly for other women in your communities, and what are your main learning objectives.

Recipient confirmed by 1st September.

For more details, visit BackPack Foundation website

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