INSEAD - The Business School for the World: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    INSEAD stands for Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (It's French for "European Institute of Business Administration"). It is a graduate business school. It has four campuses located in Europe, Asia, Middle East Campus, and San Francisco Hub. INSEAD offers master’s programs, executive education and doctoral degree programs. The business school has more than 1,300 students enrolled in various programs from more than 90 countries. Over 11,000 executives take part in executive education programs every year.

    Admission to the highly ranked one-year MBA program is based on 4 equally important criteria i.e. ability to contribute, academic capacity, motivation and leadership skills. The institution has 2 intake months per year in January and September. There are 4 rounds in each intake and applications are processed on a rolling basis. The business school has positively contributed in building successful careers of graduates with over 92% employment rate.

    COVID-19 Updates

    • The business school is resuming in-person classes. If a professor or student is unable to attend class, classes will and may be delivered via Zoom.
    • Download and activate TraceTogether App and follow the SafeEntry protocol on entry in the Asia campus. Testing before coming on the campus of INSEAD is not required unless told by a doctor or impulsed by the government.


    Type of University Private
    Establishment Year 1957
    Location Singapore
    Campus Setting Urban
    On-campus accommodation Available
    Mode of Program Online, on-campus
    Total Enrollment 1410
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    INSEAD Business School Campus

    • INSEAD Business School has four campuses in Europe, Asia, Middle East and San Francisco.
    • Asia campus is situated at the corner of the Ayer Rajah Avenue and North Buona Vista Road in the Knowledge Hub district of Singapore.
    • The business school is located at a distance of 15 minutes from the financial district and 30 minutes from Changi Airport.
    • The campus has a fully equipped Fitness Centre facilitated with high-end cardiovascular and strength equipment.

    INSEAD Business School Residence

    • The Residences in the Asian campus of INSEAD has 133 rooms designed to accommodate students as well as visiting staff and faculty.
    • Various facilities are provided to students living on campus such as a 24/7 front desk that can provide all important information related to taxi/ transfers, courier services, and luggage storage facility.
    • On-site laundry and dry cleaning facilities are also available.
    • Other accommodation options in Singapore include hotels, serviced apartments and privately rented apartments or houses.

    INSEAD Business School Courses

    • Programs offered at INSEAD Business School offer masters degrees, executive education, business foundations certificate programs and doctoral degrees.
    • There are 6 master’s degree programs, a business foundation certificate and a doctoral program.
    • Executive education options include open programs, customised programs, online programs and live virtual programs.

    INSEAD Business School Application Process

    The entire application process at INSEAD takes around 10 weeks. There are various steps in the process before an applicant can receive a final decision. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the application video for the first selection round and forwarded to the interview round with alumni usually in the applicant’s home country. The feedback of the alumni interviewer is very important as the decision of the Admissions Committee is based on it. The final decision is communicated to applicants via email.

    How to Apply?

    The application process for admission to INSEAD Business School can be completed through the online application system.

    Application Portal: Online Portal

    Application Fee: 250 EUR

    Admission Requirements: The requirements for admission to the INSEAD Business School are as follows:

    • Scanned copies of academic transcript with officially certified translation (if not issued in English or French)
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Personal Data
    • CV
    • 2 INSEAD-format Recommendation Letters
    • Academic background
    • Motivation essay
    • Test results for GMAT or GRE
    • Recorded video interviews.

    English Language Requirements

    International applicants who native language is not English must submit one of the following English language proficiency test scores:

    Exam Minimum Requirements
    TOEFL 105 iBT/ 260 CBT/ 620 PBT
    IELTS 7.5
    PTE A 72

    INSEAD Business School Cost of Attendance

    • The estimated cost of studying MBA at INSEAD Business School - Singapore is summarized below:
    Expenses Cost (in EUR)
    Tuition Fee 89,000
    Accommodation 12,800
    Field Transport 2,000
    Transportation 800
    Meals 7,000
    Miscellaneous 1,500
    Telephone 300
    Laptop (optional) 1,000

    INSEAD Business School Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • There are over 100 types of scholarships available for INSEAD MBA students.
    • The institution has dedicated 5.7 million EUR for scholarship funds.
    • 30% of participants receive some scholarship.
    • The average amount of scholarship awarded per student is around 18,700 EUR.
    • To be considered for scholarships, candidates who have applied in the first 3 rounds can apply at the interview stage.
    • Some scholarships available for MBA students are as follows:
    Name of Scholarship Eligibility Value
    INSEAD Alumni Fund Diversity Scholarship Awarded to students who are residing in emerging/ developing countries. 10,000-18,000 EUR
    INSEAD Alumni Fund Special Profile Scholarship Awarded to students with a diverse background. 10,000-25,000 EUR
    INSEAD Christina Law MBA‘91D Endowed Scholarship for Asian Women Awarded to Asian women candidates. 8,000-12,000 EUR
    • All admitted MBA program students can apply for student loans from Prodigy Finance which is funded by INSEAD and alumni from top business schools.

    INSEAD Business School Alumni Network

    • There are over 61,530 alumni distributed across 175 countries representing over 166 nationalities.
    • INSEAD invests in lifelong career support for the alumni at every stage even after graduation.
    • The institution recognizes and honors the achievements of INSEAD alumni.
    • Each year more than 900 events are organized for alumni.
    • Some notable alumni include:
      • Meera Sanyal, former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, India
      • Tidjane Thiam, Former CEO, Credit Suisse
      • Henry Engelhardt, Founder, Admiral Group
      • Noel Tata, Managing Director, Tata International
      • Tom Adams, Former Chairman & CEO, Rosetta Stone Inc.
      • Erik Wachtmeister, Founder, a SmallWorld

    INSEAD Business School Placements

    • In 2019, 92% of graduates were employed within three months of graduation, joining over 332 different organizations.
    • There are around 260+ recruiting partners of the business school across 61 countries.
    • Some of the companies include who employed maximum graduates of the business school include:
    Company Graduates Employed
    McKinsey and Company 131
    Boston Consulting group 96
    Bain & Company 77
    Accenture 24
    Amazon 22

    Students found their job through various resources offered by the institution such as INSEAD CDC/Alumni, Pre-employer, Own contracts, Summer Internships or created their own company.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    Master Business Administration
    Round 1 (11th Sep 2021)
    Round 2 (6th Nov 2021)
    Round 3 (8th Jan 2021)
    $65,860 /Yr
    Global Executive Master Business Administration
    Round 1 (6th Mar 2020)
    Round 2 (24th Apr 2020)
    Round 3 (5th Jun 2020)
    $92,870 /Yr

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    Master Business Administration

    10 months
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 65,860/Yr
    Exam Scores: GMAT680|TOEFL105|IELTS7.5
    Application Deadline: 11 Sep, 2021
    USD 92,870/Yr
    Exam Scores: GMAT680
    Application Deadline: 06 Mar, 2020
    USD 12,750/Yr
    Application Deadline: 12 Sep, 2021


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    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $35,150 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $92,870 / Year
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