Swiss Scholarship






INSEAD MBA Scholarships for Swiss Candidates
The Swiss Scholarships
During the summer 2016, the Founding Donor Group created the first endowed scholarship fund for Swiss candidates. The endowed capital has reached over €1 million with additional gifts from the INSEAD alumni of Switzerland, which at an annual distribution rate of 4% will ensure several €20K scholarships per year

To grow the Swiss INSEAD MBA alumni community by generating more candidates from Switzerland and giving them financial assistance in the form of scholarships from the INSEAD Alumni of Switzerland Endowed scholarship. To-date four scholarships of EUR 20’000 have been awarded.

Key Facts 

  • Our very first scholarship for Swiss candidates has now been created
  • Sustainable award: The CH candidates are encouraged to reimburse the award 10 years following their graduation or fundraise for the matching amount.
  • The vetting process for the scholarships will be done by INSEAD
  • Current tuition fees for the class graduating in June 2020 are €85,500.
  • Today, 31% of INSEAD MBA candidates receive scholarships.

Donation Information
We are reaching out to the Alumni community in Switzerland; private donors and corporate donors who would like to participate.  All contributions, large and small are welcome and are recorded on your personal gift history/class gifts at INSEAD. Donations are placed into a segregated account of the Swiss-based foundation: La Fondation Mondiale INSEAD and are tax deductible for individuals and corporations.
A tax receipt will be sent by INSEAD.

Bank transfer

Please make bank transfers with mention of: CH scholarship

Donations can be made by Giro pink slip: La_Fondation_Mondiale

or bank transfers in either Euro or CHF.

Recipient La Fondation Mondiale INSEAD (FMI)
CHF Donation

Bank name: Crédit SuisseAddress: CH-1211 Genève 70


IBAN CHF: CH76 0486 6031 0847 3100 0
Account #: CHF 0251-310847-31
(Clearing 4866)

EURO Donation IBAN EUR: CH04 0486 6031 0847 3200 5Account #: EUR 0251-310847-32-5
(Clearing 4866)

The Swiss Scholarship was launched by the Founding Donor Group who contributed €50K each:

Founding Donors
Luc Argand MBA’76
Rémy Best MBA’93D
Bertrand Demole MBA’99D
Julien Firmenich MBA’08J
Patrick Firmenich MBA’90J
Reinold Geiger MBA’76
André Hoffmann MBA’90D
Pierre-André Maus MBA’96D
Georges Muller MBA ’65
Christoph Rubeli MBA’92D
Brigitte Reverdin MBA’81-Nicolas Pictet
Corporate donor: Philip Morris International thanks to André Calantzopoulos MBA ‘84D


For any questions regarding the CH scholarships, please contact:

  • Julien Firmenich, MBA’08J, Co-President IAF Switzerland, [email protected]
  • Brigitte Reverdin, MBA’81, Co-President INSEAD Alumni Fund Switzerland (IAF) and Leader of the Swiss Scholarship, [email protected]

Related Links

The CH Scholarship Description (pdf)

INSEAD Endowment Report (pdf)

Swiss Scholarship on INSEAD website:

INSEAD Alumni Fund Switzerland
Julien Firmenich, MBA’08J, Co-President
Brigitte Reverdin, MBA’81 Co-President INSEAD Alumni Fund Switzerland (IAF) and Leader of the Swiss Scholarship