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QS Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship for Leadership
QS Leadership Scholarship
Value: US$10,000
Recipient(s): 1
Level: Masters
Deadline: 30th April 2020

QS is proud to announce the QS Leadership scholarship. This scholarship is designed to identify applicants who possess an exceptionally strong level of leadership.

Scholarship value: US$ 10,000

Recipients: 1

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. You must attend a QS event (World Grad School Tour, World MBA Tour, Connect MBA, Connect Masters)
  2. You must start your first year of study in the next academic year
  3. You must study at a masters (non-MBA) level
  4. You must have accepted an offer from a school by the time we select a winner in May
  5. The scholarship must go towards your tuition fee

If you don`t meet the above eligibility criteria, QS has the right to exclude you from the selections process.


To apply for the scholarship, please elaborate on the below:

Essay topic:  Where have you demonstrated responsible leadership or innovation, and how it made a difference either in your community or in your work?

Word limit: Maximum 500 words


Deadline: 30th April 2020 (midnight GMT)


Please indicate your full name, scholarship title and QS fair you have attended (example: QS World Grad School Tour- London- March 2019) at the beginning of your essay. These words will not count towards the word limit.

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I have registered for QS World Grad School Tour in May 2019 and have successfully got the ticket confirmation. I fully intend to attend the event. Can I still apply for the scholarship now considering that the event is after the deadline of the essay submission?

Can I submit the application before 30th April and attend the event later, as the one in my city is on 20th May?

I have not attended any QS Fair or Events. M i still eligible for QS Scholarships for Excellence and Leadership?

Hi Aniket, I'm afraid not - you will need to attend a QS event to be eligible for our postgraduate scholarships.

Hi, Do you also offer a scholarship for MBA students?

Hi Saar, yep! You can find all the info on our MBA scholarships over on our sister site,

How would the scholarship be awarded should the winner's institution has no tuition fee?

Hello! this is Sam who come from Cambodia where a country of ASEAN. Is there any QS World Grade School Tour Fair in ASEAN?

Hi Sam, yes, we have events in ASEAN countries - you can see where and all the dates on this page.

This is shahnaz vahedi from Iran.I,m studying experimental science but I wanna study english in canada .I,m 17years old.please help me if you can.
Thank you so much

Hi Shahnaz, I've replied to your comment here. :)

Puedo aplicar a una beca si no asisti a ningun QS World Grand School Tour? Soy de Perú, soy egresada de Ingeniería de Industria Alimentaria y deseo saber si hay becas que pueda aplicar

Hello! Can I still apply for this scholarship if I haven't attended any QS World Grad School Tour the next event nearest to my location is on 19th May

Hello! Can I still apply for this scholarship if I haven't attended any QS World Grad School Tour but I'm already registered for one that is taking place on September 8th?

Hi my mane is Masoud Jumbe how to applay for scholarship

Hi Laura, yes, as long as you mark in your application that you'll be attending a future event, you can still be considered for this scholarship, as we will confirm your attendance.

Is it possible to apply for this scholarship if we're still attending an undergraduate course?
What scholarships are available to undergraduate students who attended the QS World Grad School Tour fair?

I'd like to attend the QS World Grad School Tour but there's none close to my location (Papua New Guinea). Any alternative prerequisite to 'attendence' to qualify for the scholarships application?

is it possible not to attend the world grand tour and still get the scholarship?

Hi, I am not able to fill 10 Universities in which I am interested as it is not providing any list of universities and not proceeding to another tab for next school. How should I proceed it?

Hi Ritika, please could you email [email protected] to report this issue, and the scholarship team will be able to help you further.

Hi, I couldn't finish the survey. Apparently it stops over 50%. how should I proceed?

Hi Karina, sorry about that. Please could you email [email protected] with details of the problem you're having, and my colleagues will assist you.

Can I still apply If I'm deciding between a master or phd program?

Dear QS Staff Writers,
I am a university student in field of Bio-Medicine and I have completed QS Applicant Survery for several scholarships (Academic Excellence, USD10,000, and Leader Scholarship), and also have sent email to the QS email address, however, I haven't received any reply yet from the QS whether my applications are reviewed and if they could be approved? Could you please let me know please? THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Hi, will the MiM (Master's in Management) program eligible for this scholarship ?

when ama supposed to fill in my name, number and email it stops and says please enter a valid number. and i have entered a valid number already
any help please. Thanks

Hello. I could't finish my applicant survey. It stops about 55% and do not me allow to go
further. How should I proceed?

I'm facing the same problem. How should I proceed?

Hi Laura, after i submit my essay will I also receive a confirmation email? or will it just be announced on the website?

Hi Sade, I'm afraid we don't send confirmation emails to all entrants, however you will be contacted if you're shortlisted and chosen as the winner. We will also announce the winner with an article on the site. :)

Hello! Kind of confused here - I attended the event, completed the survey, and applied for 2 scholarships via this website (academic excellence and leadership scholarships) - but never got a confirmation e-mail or any other confirmation that my applications were received. I as well mailed to [email protected] and [email protected] to get some help on checking that, but never got any feedback on that. Really confused, can u help me out with that and check?

Hi Laura, could a candidate submit two different essays for the same scholarchip?

Hi Efren, please only submit one application essay per scholarship. Best of luck!

Hi Laura, can MBA students apply to this scholarship? The description appears to contradict itself on this point.

Hi Dana. This scholarship is only for non-MBA graduate programs (ie. other master's degrees or PhD programs). We offer MBA scholarships over on our sister site,

Hello, I would like to know if it is possible that I apply for the scholarship to study a Master related with investigation in UFRJ (Brazil). I am already accepted by the University to study there.
Thank you for your help.

Hi Samuel, it sounds like you're eligible! You now just need to follow the application steps outlined above. Best of luck!

am interested...need more assistance

How can I attend the QS World Grad School Tour fair?

Hi Jelili. You just need to find the event nearest to you here, and then register online for your free place. Hope you can make it!

please can i submit my essay before i attend the grad school tour?

Hi Clement, I'm afraid you will first need to attend a grad school tour event before you can apply for a scholarship. 

Hi, I wanted to know if there are any scholarships available for studying at IE Business School or HEC Paris for Masters' In Finance.

Hi,I wanted to know if there is any available scholarship for studying in Germany. Please, give information about it.

Hi Shahzod, we've listed a range of scholarships to study in Germany here. :)

Hi Supreeth, I'd recommend having a look on the official websites of IE Business School and HEC Paris to see if they offer any scholarships for your course. 

Hello, I am applying to the UK for masters. Can any one tell me about any fully funded scholarships that aren't passed thier deadline. Thanks

Hi Alma, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the UK. :)

i am doing electrical engineering 3rd semester from BUETK Pakistan. will some body tell about fully founded scolarship in any country plz?