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EDHEC Business School Scholarship: What You Need to Know

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EDHEC Business School and QS have joined together to offer an exclusive scholarship, available to all attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. The scholarship will cover 50 percent of your tuition fees and is available to two students every year.

To learn more about the scholarship, and how you can make sure your application stands out, we spoke to Lilyana Stoilova, the school’s international admissions manager.

Why has your institution been motivated to offer this scholarship?

As an institution, we want to recruit the best students. A scholarship is our way of inciting outstanding students to apply and demonstrating we are committed to excellence.

We believe QS connects us not only with a large targeted database of master’s candidates but also with some of the best applicants out there.

What should all prospective applicants know about your institution before they apply?

Out of 14,000 establishments worldwide, EDHEC is one of just 80 business schools that have the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA Triple Crown Accreditation. EDHEC's strengths lie in its career center, its powerful alumni network of over 40,000 graduates and its world-class faculty. The school has more than 140 academic partners spread across five continents and just as many company partners, members of the EDHEC Business Club. More than half of EDHEC students find a job before leaving campus.

It’s a business school with more than 100 years of tradition in fostering innovation, business acumen, entrepreneurship and generating knowledge. The school has five research centers, eight research chairs, two innovation centers and an academic community represented by more than 160 world-class professors and researchers, a number that has increased by more than 25 percent over the last five years. 

What are you looking for in the ideal scholarship candidate? What should students demonstrate in their applications?

The ideal scholarship candidate has a well-rounded but focused profile. He or she must not only have an excellent academic record but must also be engaged in relevant extracurricular activities. Students who are awarded this scholarship or others like it are also ambitious, eloquent and motivated to add to their knowledge and contribute to the learning environment at EDHEC.

The committee also considers the student’s potential, creativity, passion for France, and motivation to join EDHEC and the particular program choice, and there are many more aspects which can make a student stand out.

It is always a good idea to get in touch with an Admissions Manager and have them evaluate your profile before you actually apply – this way you can perfect your scholarship application and make sure you stand out before the committee. You can email us at [email protected] and ask any question regarding the admissions process and your program of choice.

Why do you feel scholarships are important?

Scholarships of all types, merit or need-based, are meant to encourage young and capable individuals to pursue high-quality education. They’re an important recognition of one’s efforts and potential while lessening the financial burden on the student and their family.

Student view

We also asked Violetta, a recent scholarship recipient from Italy, to share her thoughts on what makes a good scholarship application. She is now working as an Investment Banking TMT Analyst at Barclays Investment Bank in London.

She said: “The most important thing when applying is to be genuine. Your story, your goals and also your failures make you who you are and it’s important to show all of these things. Talk about the obstacles you had to face, the path you decided to take and the motivations that make you unique. Don’t be arrogant, and instead recognize your limits and try to turn them into strengths.”

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of TopUniversities.com, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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