Scholarships

Applications for the Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition ‘23 

Applications for the Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition ‘23 are open and extended until April 12

The Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition invites student entrepreneurs and recent graduates operating startups in emerging markets to network with fellow students, speak with expert mentors and pitch their startups to investors in the emerging markets annually. This competition is for any undergraduates, graduates, or recent alumni (within 3 years of graduation) who are launching or operating early-stage ventures in emerging economies. Maximum two per university or incubator. Finalists will have networking opportunities in New York City, mentorship by fellows and global investors, media exposure, and the opportunity to compete for a cash prize of $10,000.

While applications are due April 12, 2023, teams are encouraged to submit early as early applicants can request office hours to gain feedback on an area of focus each week. Finalists will compete for a cash prize of $10,000 at the EMI Conference on November 3, 2023, at the Cornell Tech Campus in New York City. Each finalist will be awarded USD 1,000 to use for expenses related to pitching at the EMI Conference.

International Summer University WU Summer Scholarships

WU offers scholarships for the summer program ISUWU. Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for these scholarships during the application process, if they meet the respective criteria.

The ISUWU scholarship is intended to support the participation of students from selected countries. For the ISUWU 2023, WU provides a maximum of ten scholarship positions.

The ISUWU program fee will be waived for students selected for an ISUWU scholarship. In addition, selected students will receive a travel and accommodation grant of EUR 1,000 upon their arrival in Vienna.

Application Process and Documents

You can apply for the ISUWU scholarship during the regular ISUWU application period in our online application system.

To apply for a scholarship, please upload the following documents:

  • Application letter: please explain why you are particularly deserving of an ISUWU scholarship, how the scholarship can contribute to your academic success and why it is important for your studies (1 page max.)
  • Confirmation of enrollment in business administration or related fields

Please note that you can only be selected for an ISUWU scholarship if you also fulfill the general admission criteria for the ISUWU. For general ISUWU application information, see the section Application & Admission.

Dates and Deadlines

Application period: February 15 – March 31, 2023

Nomination deadline: March 15, 2023

July session:
July 3 – July 21, 2023

August session:
July 24 – August 11, 2023

Application and Additional Information

Please note:

  • In order to receive the ISUWU scholarship, students will have to declare that they do not have sufficient financial means and will not receive financial support from other sources to cover the costs of stay during the International Summer University WU. 
  • The ISUWU scholarship is non-recurring, i.e. students may only participate in the ISUWU once at this special rate.

Global School in Empirical Research Methods 2023

10 GSERM Scholarships

We are pleased to offer up to ten Scholarships to GBSN member schools from developing countries to the University of St. Gallen’s Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) in Switzerland in June 2023.  

The GSERM is a high-caliber integrated program teaching methodology for PhD students and postdocs from leading universities all over the world. The GSERM offers an attractive course-based learning atmosphere on different aspects of empirical research. GSERM is structured in different modules. Participants select one course per week as these courses are taught concurrently.

The scholarship will cover tuition and accommodation fees for up to two consequent weeks. Applicants can choose between the two session segments (Session I and II or Session II and III). Selected courses for each session(s) must be indicated in the application form.

Scholarship Terms

The scholarship will cover all tuition fees for the program and accommodation costs. Applicants will need to cover all other costs (flight, visa, living expenses, insurances, etc.).

How to Apply

All PhD students from GBSN Member Schools who meet the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit a completed application via the online portal. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Convincing motivation letter
  2. Excellent grades and performance
  3. Under 35 years of age is preferred; younger applicants will be preferred. 
  4. Enrolled PhD students at GBSN member schools from the following countries:
  • Algeria
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Togo

Interested applicants should combine all five required application documents into one combined PDF file. Applications should be titled following this format “YOUR NAME_ GSERM SCHOLARSHIP PhD.”

Required Application Documents

  1. Detailed CV
  2. Last transcript or diploma
  3. Motivation letter
  4. Color copy of your passport (personal data and photo)
  5. Completed Application Form (attached)

Applicants must upload completed applications to the online submission portal by March 28, 2023 to qualify for a scholarship. The deadline for all applications for GSERM via GBSN is March 28, 2023

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee at the University of St. Gallen. Only fully completed applications will be reviewed. 

Please only apply if you can afford travel and living expenses as well as costs for visa and insurances.

For more information, please visit the website www.gserm.org or contact Julie LaBelle, Member Engagement Coordinator, jlabelle@gbsn.org 

Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics

The Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chain in Business and Economics Award provides U.S. scholars with the opportunity to guest lecture and conduct research at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finalnd.

Purpose of the Grant Program

Hanken School of Economics is a research-intensive business school with a program portfolio covering the whole range from BSc to Ph.D. and Executive Education.

The Chair conducts research in the area of specialization and contributes to Hanken’s knowledge dissemination to academia and the corporate world and/or teaches in Hanken’s degree programs and Executive Education.

In addition to guest lecturing at Hanken School of Economics the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair is encouraged to network and create linkages throughout Finland and give occasional guest lectures at other Finnish universities. The Chair and Hanken faculty at the department work together in designing the Chair’s activities.

The Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair is jointly funded by Hanken and the Fulbright Finland Foundation.

The Chair Position

The Chair is available to full professors and associate professors in Business and Economics. The Chair conducts research in the area of specialization and contributes to Hanken’s knowledge dissemination to the corporate world and/or teaches in Hanken’s degree programs and Executive Education.

In addition to lecturing at Hanken School of Economics the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair is able to network and create linkages throughout Finland and give occasional guest lectures at other Finnish universities. The Chair and Hanken faculty at the department will work together in designing the Chair’s activities.

Applicants may but are not required to include a letter of invitation from Hanken School of Economics in their applications. However, assistance in connecting with Hanken School of Economics is available from Fulbright Finland if needed.

Benefits

The Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics is available for visits of 3–6 months. It includes:

  • Monthly allowance of 5,600 EUR (approx. 6,200 USD*). A total stipend for 6 months is 33,600 EUR (approx. 40,285 USD*).
  • Travel allowance of 2,000 USD.
  • Residence permit allowance (based on the actual permit fees, including grantee and accompanying family members).
  • Housing is arranged and payed for by the host institution for the scholar.**
  • Work facilities and administrative support.
  • The award can be split into two segments within one or two academic   years. Each segment must be a minimum of two months and together the two segments cannot exceed six months. 
  • Orientation and support services provided by Fulbright Finland in Helsinki. For example, Fulbright Finland will arrange a four-day arrival orientation in Helsinki for all American Fulbright grantees at the end of August each year.
  • Fulbright Finland mid-year activities and networking opportunities (such as the American Voices Seminar at the University of Turku) each year.
  • Possible guest lecturing opportunities in other Finnish higher education institutions and in other European countries.

* amounts are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
** should be confirmed in the letter of invitation. 

Eligibility

This prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program is available for scholars specialized in Business or Economics who are full or associate professors.

Distinguished Chair eligibility guidelines and review criteria are published on the Council for International Exchange of Scholar (IIE/CIES) website.

In Finland the applications are evaluated according to the evaluation criteria set by the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board.

Applicants residing in Finland are not eligible for a Fulbright grant.

Scholar selected for this award can choose to:

  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing

AWARD LENGTH: 3 months – 6 months

AWARD START PERIOD: August 2023 or January 2024

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over one hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. Hanken School of Economics, one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries, was established in 1909 as a Swedish speaking school. Today, Hanken is the only stand-alone business school in Finland.  The research and study environment is international, and there are campuses in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland. Classroom instruction is conducted in both Swedish and English.

Research at Hanken is carried out within all departments, with a special focus on four interdisciplinary areas of strength: 1.) Competition Economics and Service Strategy, 2.) Financial Management, Accounting, and Governance, 3.) Responsible Organizing and 4.) Leading for Growth and Wellbeing. Hanken has also identified the following three high-potential research areas: Digitisation and Sustainability in Intellectual Property; Humanitarian and Societal Logistics; and Strategic and Entrepreneurial Praxis.

Many of Hanken faculty members are at the forefront of their research areas and publish in top tier academic journals. Hanken also cooperates with the corporate world, which is reflected in joint research projects, active interaction through our partner programs as well as generous support in fundraising.

Hanken is the first university in Finland to introduce a mandatory period abroad as an integrated part of the curriculum. The students are thus offered a unique opportunity to create their own international networks for life through an exchange or internship period abroad. These lifelong networks are created both internationally and at Hanken. They permeate the studies and play an important role in the excellent placement of alumni in the international job market.

Through the Hanken alumni network and activities, the network built while at Hanken and the ties to the School are maintained and broadened after graduation. Hanken has more than 14,000 alumni, working in leading positions in more than 70 different countries. Hanken alumni are highly competitive and appreciated on the job market; 95% have a job within three months of graduation. In addition to getting a high-quality degree, Hanken alumni become part of a lifelong network with excellent opportunities for both professional and personal development.

The application period for the 2023-24 academic year closes on September 15, 2022.

The U.S. program partner in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program is the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES). Applications are submitted through IIE/CIES, which pre-screens the applications in the United States and forwards the recommended dossiers to the Fulbright Finland in Helsinki for final selection.

Additional information, including detailed application instructions is available from the IIE/CIES website and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards.

Fulbright Finland encourages potential applicants to contact the office directly with any questions.

**NOTE: Late June, July and early August are traditionally summer vacation months in Finland and responses to inquiries may be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact the Finnish host institution well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application. Please note that the Fulbright Finland Foundation office observes the summer Finnish holiday season and is closed in July. If you have urgent inquiries, kindly contact us prior to July. 

Resources for Hosts

Click here for instructions for writing invitation letters and a checklist for a U.S. scholar’s host.

Contact Information

Fulbright Finland Foundation

Hanken School of Economics

Mrs. Jenny Lundén-Morris,
Scholarship Liaison Officer, Research and University Services
+358 40 3521 235
stipendieombud@hanken.fi

Timeline

Application period start: Early February, 2022

Application period end: September 15, 2022

Earliest possible starting date: August 2023

Mandatory orientation: TBC ((expected in mid-August 2023 or mid-January 2024)

What is the Fulbright Finland Foundation?

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland. The Foundation’s aim is:

  • to promote a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States, and
  • to support the internationalization of education and research in Finland, and help U.S. and Finnish institutions create linkages.

What Makes the Fulbright Finland Foundation Program Unique?

In addition to the grant, the Fulbright Finland Foundation offers the grantees several additional benefits and free support services, as well as an access to a global, multi-professional network.

We are looking for applicants who want to impact the future and to make a difference – applicants who want to facilitate positive change, develop and advance their own profession or discipline, and find solutions to national and international challenges in their field.

The grantees also act as ambassadors for the Fulbright Finland Foundation, their home country, and their home organization and, in this way, do their part in sharing their home country and culture and contributing to the relations between Finland and the U.S.

Questions?

GBSN Scholarships: Gnowbe Microlearning Instructional Design Program Level 1 Certification

Introducing The World’s First Microlearning Instructional Design (MID) Accreditation Program

In 2016, there were 3.7 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide, today there are nearly 6.3 billion and, by 2026, that number will top 7.5 billion. Smartphones have been revolutionizing many industries, including health, travel, and music. Yet, they have not yet made a major difference in education, especially in higher education and in environments where access to education has been low. Even when mobile learning is applied, it is often under-utilized relative to its potential, especially to support social (peer-to-peer) learning, experiential learning, gamification, and virtual/augmented reality. 

That is why GBSN and Gnowbe are partnering to empower up to 2,000 business and management professors with microlearning instructional design skills. Participants in the program will learn the principles of instructional design and how to apply that in a microlearning format for blended or asynchronous learning experiences. Upon successful completion of the programs, participants will earn a Microlearning Instructional Design (MID) Level 1 Certification, which can be applied to their LinkedIn profile.

Participants in the Gnowbe-GBSN program will also earn a certificate of completion from GBSN, which signals preparedness teaching specifically within the context of business and management schools. GBSN believes that the microlearning instructional design skills can be applied to increase inclusiveness and belonging, expand lifelong learning and executive education, generate additional value from case studies and simulations, make research more accessible to practicing managers, and increase the impact of business schools as catalysts for sustainable development. 

To be eligible for the Gnowbe-GBSN program, participants must be employed on a full-time or part-time basis by a GBSN member institution at the time of application. GBSN is particularly interested in applicants from developing countries and least developed countries.

Applications will be first come first serve on a rolling basis until all scholarships are taken. Please indicate you are from a GBSN member institution in the application form.

There is a FAQ section under the landing page applicants can refer to, which includes the commonly asked questions about the scholarship.

What is the Scholarship about?

To support creators globally, Gnowbe is launching $10 million in scholarships which entitle recipients to earn a Microlearning Instructional Design (MID) Level 1 Certification (worth $497!) for FREE. Recipients will learn the principles of instructional design and the know-how to apply that in a microlearning format for blended or asynchronous learning experiences.

Upon certificate completion, recipients will ‘pay-it-forward’ by equipping others on MID skills and techniques.

The Microlearning Instructional Design Accreditation program is designed for trainers, educators, and instructional designers who are looking to increase the value of their training programs for their clients through a new mode of content authoring known as Microlearning Instructional Design. Through this program, you will witness learning translate into application and business performance.

Are you ready for the next level of learning and design?

Join learning experts impacting innovation in instructional design and the future of education. With the rise of mobile microlearning, a new generation of instructional design calls for the most advanced and creative learning designers to rethink content authoring and disrupt learning design for modern learners. Learn more about the MID accreditation program and be empowered to rewrite history with pioneering instructional design frameworks curated by experts.

The Case Centre- Case Teaching Scholarships Applications are Now Open

Applications are now open for our 2022 Case Teaching scholarships! As part of our mission to support and inspire case method practitioners, we offer five Case Teaching Scholarships each year to individuals who are new to case teaching.

The benefits include:

  • a free place on an online case teaching workshop
  • a review of one of the recipient’s case sessions by a workshop tutor•an exclusive online session with an expert case teacher
  • a range of curated case teaching articles and books.

Who is eligible?

Faculty or PhD students with teaching responsibilities that are new to case teaching are welcome to apply. Applicants must have been teaching with cases for no more than 18 months, or be planning to start using cases in their teaching during the next calendar year. You can be from any organization worldwide and people of all ages who are new to case teaching are eligible.

Scholarship Benefits

  • A free place on one of our online expert-led case teaching workshops – an invaluable opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience of an internationally respected case teacher, and share experiences and insights with fellow teachers on the course.
  • A review of one of your case teaching sessions by a workshop tutor from The Case Centre. You’ll submit a recording of your case teaching session (no more than 90 minutes in length) and feedback will be provided by one of The Case Centre’s workshop tutors via Zoom or a similar platform. The review must be completed within one year of being awarded the scholarship, and we advise that it is after you have attended our case teaching workshop.
  • The opportunity to attend an exclusive online session with an expert case teacher, who will provide insight into their case teaching experience and host a Q&A for scholarship recipients.
  • Provision of a curated selection of case teaching articles from leading case institutions.
  • Free digital copy of the book Teaching & Writing Cases: A Practical Guide by John Heath.

On completion of your scholarship, you will receive a certificate from The Case Centre in recognition of your achievement. 

Key Dates

Dates for the 2022 scholarships:

  • 2 February 2022: applications open
  • 1 July 2022: applications close
  • 25 July 2022: applicants notified of decision about their scholarship application
  • December 2022: exclusive online session with an expert case teacher
  • 25 July 2023: deadline for case teaching review to be completed.

If you have any further questions regarding this please contact Hazel Walker at hazel@thecasecentre.org.

Bursaries Now Offered to Students Wanting to Specialize in Electricity at WBS

In response to South Africa’s ongoing power woes, Wits Business School (WBS) has introduced a new stream in its existing Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Management in the field of Energy Leadership which offers a specialisation in electricity.

Further good news is that the school, through its partnership with the South African-German Energy Programme and Capacitates for the Energy Transition (SAGEN- CET),  a programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is offering a limited number of bursaries for students who choose the electricity stream courses as part of their PGDip at WBS.  The bursaries will cover 100% of the academic fees for the seven electricity orientated courses. 

The programme also comprises four core (compulsory) modules which encompass an overview of energy value chains, issues of environmental sustainability, leadership fundamentals and financial modelling.

“We are excited to be able to offer these bursaries for our PGDip students for the year 2022, thanks to our partnership with GIZ. It is critical that we ensure a pipeline of skilled leaders who have an in-depth understanding of the electricity supply and distribution industries to take African energy into the sustainable future,” says Professor Rod Crompton, Adjunct Professor at the African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) at WBS.

Candidates wishing to complete the electricity electives for non-degree purposes are also eligible to apply for the bursary.

WBS is urging anyone interested in applying for the bursary to do so as soon as possible. The programme commences in early 2022. 

Application Information:

Bursary applicants must complete the bursary application available here: https://forms.office.com/r/hTe66sQTz0

Note: You must apply separately to do the degree or courses here:

For Degree Purposes: Please go to https://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/

For Non-Degree Purposes: Apply here: https://forms.office.com/r/J8hw4mRp91

For Certificate of attendance: Apply here: https://forms.office.com/r/J8hw4mRp91

If you encounter any technical or administrative challenges when attempting to register or to apply for a bursary, please contact Mandi Moyo at mandiraira.moyo@wits.ac.za.

Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship Scholarships


The Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship is an intensive undergraduate program that will be held in a distance-learning format July 11 – July 22, 2022.

Students studying at GBSN member schools in developing countries are invited to apply for a WU scholarship for the Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship. Two scholarship positions for the VSSoRE are available in 2022.

The application period is February 15 to March 31, 2022.


Academic Program

Meeting the grand challenges of our time such as climate change, growing social inequality, or global health and education requires collective action on the part of government, civil society and the private sector in terms of entrepreneurial behavior. This course is designed to introduce participants to (responsible) entrepreneurship, innovation and start-up culture. Participants will then apply this knowledge in creating, evaluating and selecting impactful business ideas and developing them into sustainable business models in teams.

Responsible entrepreneurship is the kind of entrepreneurship that enhances its positive contribution to society whilst minimizing negative impacts on people and the environment; treating customers and competitors honestly; caring about the well-being of employees and consumers; acting as good citizens in the local community and preserving natural resources and the environment.

The online-program combines sessions from business school academics with hands-on sessions from business practitioners and successful entrepreneurs.

Students will be coached in teams on the development of their specific business plans. At program close, the student start-up teams will present their business plans to the class, and receive final feedback from selected impact entrepreneurs and investors. Courses are designed to be highly interactive and a priority is placed on group discussion and teamwork; students complete pre-course assignments in order to have the qualifications necessary to start the course on the same level.

Students will be able to gain international and intercultural experience from their homes. The program promises a diverse, inclusive as well as a sustainable setting.

The academic program will be taught by Dr. Rudolf Dömötör who leads the core team of the WU Entrepreneurship Center and by international guest lecturers, both academics and business practitioners (entrepreneurs, investors, consultants).

Two intensive weeks are planned for the course (July 11 – July 22, 2022). Additionally, the course includes individual assignments and group work before and after the intensive weeks.

6 ECTS credits and a grade certificate will be awarded for successful program completion.

GBSN Scholarship

Students studying at GBSN member schools in developing countries are invited to apply for a WU Scholarship for the VSSoRE. In 2022, WU has opened 2 scholarship positions. The scholarship covers tuition, and all included services listed below.

The following services are offered to all VSSoRE students:

  • Program with an international perspective incl. course materials
  • Expert talks, guest speakers
  • Grade certificate
  • Opportunities for intercultural exchange throughout the program
  • Support by the WU International Office team

For details please consult: https://short.wu.ac.at/vssore


Application Requirements

Application requirements for the undergraduate program are current enrollment in an undergraduate study program in business administration or related fields. By the time of participation in the program, students must have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate education with a specific focus on business administration and related areas.

Applicants interested in participating in the program need an excellent command of the English language. The English language requirements can be found at Language Requirements.

To apply for the Vienna Summer School of Responsible Entrepreneurship students have to fill in an online application form and upload all necessary supporting documents.

An essay according to the GBSN Scholarship Essay Guidelines is required for the scholarship. Please submit the essay together with the application documents when applying for the VSSoRE. Applicants are selected for the scholarship based on the scholarship essay, the general quality of their application documents and their previous academic performance.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022


Contact

General inquiries: spwu@wu.ac.at 

Christina Kampe

Program Management, International Short and Summer University Programs
+43 1 31336 4314
christina.kampe@wu.ac.at

WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business International Summer University Scholarships

WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business is offering 5 scholarships to its international summer program ISUWU. The GBSN scholarship highlights WU’s focus on emerging markets regions. Eligible candidates are undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a GBSN member school in one of the countries listed below.

Five successful candidates will receive free tuition, a 500€ travel grant as well as accommodation to the International Summer University.

The application period is open February 15 – March 31, 2022.

General Information

The International Summer University WU (ISUWU) program is an intensive short program, which provides in-ternational students with an excellent opportunity for international and multinational education. The ISUWU is organized as three-week sessions (one three-week session in July and one three-week session in August) in Vienna and offers courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a team of experienced lecturers of WU and col-leagues from partner universities hailing from the entire globe. The main objective of the program is to deepen specific knowledge in business. Visiting local companies and solving practical case studies in intercultural groups complement the strong theoretical basis. An exciting social and cultural program effectively complements the summer university.

Courses are designed to be highly interactive and a priority is placed on group discussion and teamwork; students complete pre-course assignments in order to have the qualifications necessary to start the course on the same level. The team of instructors consists of WU lecturers as well as renowned, international guest lecturers.

Undergraduate Program (8 ECTS credits)

Week 1-2: Course 1

Week 2-3: Course 2

The undergraduate program consists of two intensive courses, which are taught consecutively over the course of 3 weeks, each course lasting one and a half weeks (Monday to Tuesday and Wednesday to Friday). These intensive courses are held in the mornings and total 8 ECTS-Credits.

The graduate program consists of three intensive courses, which are taught consecutively over the course of 3 weeks, each course lasting five days (Monday to Friday). These intensive courses are held in the mornings and total 9 ECTS-Credits.

Graduate Program (9 ECTS credits)

Week 1: Course 1

Week 2: Course 2

Week 3: Course 3

Courses cover topics related to International Business, International Marketing, International Human Resource Management and Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Sustainable Management, Negotiation Management and Economics.

The ISUWU academic program will be announced on the ISUWU website in December 2021 or January 2022. For details as well as further information on the ISUWU please visit: https://www.wu.ac.at/io/isuwu/

Social & Cultural Program

The ISUWU offers social and cultural activities in order to provide students with opportunities for intercultural exchange between students and cultural enrichment through in- and outdoor activities in Vienna. These events allow students to get to know Vienna and make their stay there an unforgettable experience.

The activities include Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which are always an integral part of the ISUWU. Traditionally, an International Cultural Evening is held each year, in which students bring their colleagues closer to their home country in many creative ways, including presentations, clothing, as well as food and drinks from their home countries.

Participants & Application Requirements

Around 150-200 students from over 25 countries participate in the ISUWU every year. Participants who complete the program successfully receive an ISUWU grade certificate.

Application requirements for the undergraduate program:

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate study program in business administration or related fields. By the time of participation in the program, students must have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate education with a specific focus on business administration and related areas.
  • Excellent English language skills

Application requirements for the graduate program:

  • Current enrollment in a master’s or MBA program (or equivalent), with a focus on business administration/economics, and / or a bachelor degree in a business major by the time of participation in the program.
  • Excellent English language skills

Scholarships for GBSN Students

Students studying at GBSN member schools in the following developing countries are invited to apply for a scholarship for the ISUWU.

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Cambodia

Egypt

Ghana

India

Indonesia

Kenya

Morocco

Nigeria

Pakistan

Philippines

Senegal

Togo

Tunisia

In 2022, WU is providing 5 scholarship positions. Each scholarship position includes a 500€ travel grant. Please note that in addition to the coverage of the program fee and the award of the travel grant, WU will provide students who receive the GBSN scholarship with housing near campus for the three-week program.

WU Vienna University Campus

How to Apply for a Scholarship

An essay, according to the GBSN Scholarship Essay Guidelines, is required to apply for a GBSN Scholarship. Essays should be submitted together with the application documents when applying for the ISUWU.

For general ISUWU application information, see the section Application & Admission.

Applicants are selected for the scholarship based on the scholarship essay, the general quality of their application documents and their previous academic performance. The WU scholarship is non-recurring, i.e. students may only participate in ISUWU once at this special rate. Moreover, the number of available scholarships is limited.

Essay Topic: Digitalization and its impact on emerging markets

Within the last few decades, the use of digital technologies has transformed the global economy. Especially in emerging markets, digital transformation offers many opportunities for local businesses. Please identify opportunities of digitalization for local businesses in your home country / in a specific emerging market and discuss them in your essay. Please also address potential threats of digitalization to local businesses or specific industries in your chosen country.

Please use relevant academic literature to support your opinion and quote the sources used. You can also include best practice examples from your country to support your opinion.
The WU scholarship for students is non-recurring, e.g. students may only participate in one 3-week-session at ISUWU at this rate.

All essays will be subject to a plagiarism check and must be submitted by the application deadline of March 31, 2022. The essay has to be submitted together with the application documents when applying for the ISUWU or the VSSoRE. Accepted document formats: .pdf.

Essay Guidelines

If you are eligible to apply for the WU scholarship, you must submit an essay that meets the following criteria:

  • 800 – 1000 words, approx. 2 DIN-A4 pages
  • use online and offline scholarly literature (DO NOT limit your research to the internet only)
  • use in-text citations of several sources
  • include a comprehensive reference list
  • follow academic rules for citation and references (for guidelines see the Yale College Writing Center https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/using-sources or the Online Writing Lab of Purdue University https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/).
  • include a title page with the title of the paper, author’s name and author’s home university
  • submit your essay together with you application files by March 31, 2022 as a .pdf.

Please note that the essay is individual work and not group work! Additionally, the WU guidelines and data protection apply to the essay. All essays will be reviewed in detail and copy-and-paste plagiarism will not be accepted! Essays which do not meet the criteria listed above will not be considered.

CONTACT

General inquiries about summer programs: isuwu@wu.ac.at 

Christina Kampe

Program Management, International Short and Summer University Programs
+43 1 31336 4314
christina.kampe@wu.ac.at

DATES & DEADLINES

Application period: February 15 – March 31, 2022

Nomination deadline: March 15, 2022

July session: July 11 – July 29, 2022

August session: August 1 – August 19, 2022

INSEAD International Teachers Program Scholarships

INSEAD is offering two scholarships to faculty from GBSN member schools in developing countries to join the International Teachers Program 2022 cohort. Eligible candidates are faculty enrolled at GBSN members schools from developing countries.

Two successful candidates will receive the GBSN Scholarship, which covers tuition fee, personal coaching, educational materials, accommodation and meals (equivalent to 10,600 EUR).

The application period is open until 1 August, 2021.

Overview

The ITP Programme was started to respond to the new challenges business school teachers face we designed a programme that involves one remote module and one face-to-face module. Given the amazing success of the virtual module delivered in January 2021 INSEAD has decided to keep this format for the ITP 2022 cohort.

  • Module 1 virtual (4 to 8 January, 2022)
  • Module 2 face-to-face at INSEAD Fontainebleau campus (4 to 8 July, 2022)

Founded in 1957, as one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. The ITP programme – delivered by world-class teachers, for teachers- is dedicated to helping you, as a business/management school faculty member, enhance your skills, capabilities and mind-set.

Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty at career inflection points, such as having recently won tenure or been promoted, who are now interested in devoting a greater share of their time to further developing their teaching.
  • Faculty at any level who care about real excellence in teaching, including junior faculty who have at least two years of teaching experience.
  • Faculty who have achieved competence in teaching one kind of audience and would like to extend their skills to other audiences.
  • Faculty and others whose responsibilities include faculty development and/or the development of excellence in the classroom across their institution.
  • Other professionals working in business education who are not faculty (e.g. corporate universities, training organizations).

Takeaways

The ITP experience is designed to help you succeed in your academic career. As we all know, there are complex, often competing and sometimes even contradictory criteria for “success” around the roles and importance of teaching, of research and scholarship and, increasingly, around administrative duties.

Previous participants have found the programme hugely beneficial, allowing them to take their teaching to the next level – whether junior faculty building their confidence and network, or more seasoned faculty who have recently won tenure or are being promoted and looking to invest more time in their teaching.

Our goal is for you to find your ‘best self as a teacher’ – finding your best teaching style from the array of different methods available.

Program Dates

Module 1: 4 – 8 January, 2022 – Fully Virtual

Module 2: 4 – 8 July, 2022 in Fontainebleau, France

Scholarships for GBSN Members

INSEAD is offering two scholarships to faculty from GBSN member schools in developing countries to join the International Teachers Program 2022 cohort. Eligible candidates are faculty enrolled at GBSN members schools from developing countries.

Two successful candidates will receive the GBSN Scholarship, which covers tuition fee, personal coaching, educational materials, accommodation and meals (equivalent to 10,600 EUR). Travel costs, insurance and visas required in Module 2 are the responsibility of the participant. 

To apply for one of the two GBSN scholarships, all application materials must be submitted by 1 August, 2021.

Admissions Procedure for Scholarships

Interested applicants must submit the following items to submit a completed application to the program. Please note DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIP TO THE INSEAD WEBSITE. The following materials should be completed in the GBSN member portal.

  • Complete the online application form
  • Submit a short biography (including at a minimum: name, position title, years of teaching experience, educational background, speciality, research focus, etc.)
  • Expression of interest letter

Please note: Applicants must be proficient in English. Scholarship attribution will be granted and communicated by the end of September 2021 at the latest.

Cancellation

Contact INSEAD or GBSN immediately in writing should you need to cancel your place.

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