Scholarships

Cass is committed to attracting and supporting the best students, regardless of financial status, to gain access to its unique business environment.

Applications are now open. Please note the closing date for scholarships is Sunday 3rd February 2019 (unless otherwise stated).

Scholarships are highly competitive and reflect our insistence that only the best need apply. We don't have a typical student but we do have individual screening where we evaluate if you are a good fit for this most competitive of programmes. Our decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Significant achievements, both in the workplace and outside
  • Professional experience and proficiency
  • Academic ability
  • Potential to fulfil leadership promise
  • Likelihood of adding value to MBA cohort
  • Strong set of attributes and ideals, similar to the vision set out by Cass Business School.

All those receiving a scholarship will be required to assist in promoting the School during their time at Cass and once you have become an alumnus.

A scholarship covers up to AED45,000, the scholarship will be deducted from the second fee instalment.

Cass Women in Business Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: Female candidates who demonstrate outstanding achievement to date and show the potential to achieve great success during and after the Cass Business School MBA.

Application Question
Describe the sector in which you work and identify the two greatest challenges it will face in the next five years, how will you as an MBA graduate be able to tackle this? (1,000 words)

Apply.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: Candidates who have achieved a 2.1 or a 1st class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or Merit or Distinction MSc/ PhD (65% or above).

Application question: Describe how you believe a scholarship will benefit you, Cass Business School and wider society. (approx. 1,000 words)

Apply.

Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: Candidates with exceptional entrepreneurial flair creating and running a successful or growing business venture(s).

Application question: What is it about Entrepreneurship that interests you in the MENA region? Describe your business or your business idea. Describe how you believe a scholarship will benefit you and explain how gaining skills from the EMBA will help you launch or grow your business. (approx. 1,000 words)

Apply.

Islamic Finance Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: Candidates with a background in Islamic Finance.

Application question: We require you to write an essay demonstrating what contributions you have or are planning to make for Islamic Finance sector. (approx. 1,000 words)

Apply.

MENA Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: MENA citizens who are underprivileged and would like to make a contribution to the region.

Application question: We require you to write an essay demonstrating how you can contribute towards the region by nurturing the leadership, management, finance and entrepreneurial skills that will build the region's future. (approx. 1,000 words)

Apply.

Cass Women in STEM Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: Female candidates who demonstrate outstanding achievement to date with a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths background.

Application Question
What are your career plans for the next 5 years after completing the programme and how will a scholarship help you to achieve them? (500 words)

Apply.

Professional Excellence Scholarship

Scholarships available: up to AED45,000

Open to: Open to candidates who have clear professional merit and can demonstrate their potential to contribute to all aspects of the MBA programme.

Apply.

The Coca-Cola Foundation Women’s Leadership Scholarship

Amount Awarded: 50% toward tuition fees

Application Deadline: Thursday 9th May 2019

This scholarship is open to female Executive MBA candidates. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding achievement in their academic or professional careers.

Apply.

Learn more about our Global Women's Leadership Programme

Application procedure

Please submit your scholarship application by the deadline specified, together with a complete Executive MBA application, which consists of the following:

  • A completed online application form
  • Personal statement (1200 words)
  • Two completed reference forms from suitable sources. Two professional references are acceptable
  • Your degree certificate(s) and, for non-UK degrees, your degree transcript or confirmation of your professional qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACCA)
  • Your IELTS or TOEFL score, if English is not your native language. This requirement may be waived if you have studied or worked in an English-speaking country for at least a year
  • Application fee.

Candidates are welcome to apply for more than one scholarship, but please note that only one scholarship will be awarded per candidate.

Applications are now open. Please note the closing date for scholarships is Sunday 3rd February 2019 (unless otherwise stated).