Archive for June/2011


Attention Russian Candidates!

Written on June 21, 2011 by Joël McConnell in Global News on Financial Aid

This week a news item came in to me that claims a sizeable group of Russian nationals will be offered scholarships if they can obtain admissions to one of the world’s top 100 academic institutions.

See the full, Russian-language article “Государство оплатит учебу в зарубежных вузах при условии возвращения на родину” here:

If you are a Russian national and can confirm this (or have comments or information to the contrary) please comment here or email us at .

Up until now the Russian Government has not organized a formal scholarship program of this sort.


IE and AIESEC are working together to help top students come to IE for master-level study via three regional awards (one each for Europe-CIS, Africa, Middle East and Asia; and Latin America).  There are also several scholarships for AIESECers from specific countries.  Contact IE or AIESEC for more information.

If you’re from the Middle East, check out this recent article that came out in Gulf News with respect to the scholarship program.

Gulf News: “Youth body makes an impact in the UAE”, click here to see full article.

Contact IE:


Chinese women are now leading the way, with regards to completing their master studies outside China, at the world’s top institutions (see the recent BusinessWeek article on the subject here) and many of these top candidates need financial assistance to access top master degree programs.  While IE has been active in China for many years, and we also have a representative office in Shanghai (contact: china @, we are actively supporting top candidates via Financial Aid as well.

To learn more about the awards, see here.  Keep in mind that to apply for these awards you must have previously been admitted to a qualifying master program.


If you are an undergraduate degree candidate at IE University, you are now elegible to Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loans.   This includes postsecondary grades 1-5, so the loan works for both single and dual degrees.  For more information see Sallie Mae’s web site:


If you are thinking of applying for a loan from Banco Sabadell, remember the deadline is 15 July, 2011, if you are studying in the fall 2011 intake.  To learn more about the program and how to apply, navigate to

Banco Sabadell is our most competitive loan offering as it has a rate of Euribor+1,5% (as of June 15, this stands at approximately 3,60%), and international students can access up to 30.000€ in loans.

For more information, you can also contact financialaid @ ie. edu


Are you interested in the field of International Relations (IR) or Sustainability?

If you intend to study one of these subjects at the the master level then you should read on because IE is now working with Oxfam to provide scholarships of up to 50% of tuition fees to students of IE’s Master in International Relations (see here) and Master in Global and Environmental Change (see here).  There is also one additional scholarship available for a Bachelor Degree student of either the Bachelor of Biology (see here) or the Bachelor of Communication (see here).

The Collaboration Between IE and Intermón Oxfam

Given IE and Oxfam’s commitment to leading sustainability initiatives through international collaboration, Intermón Oxfam and IE have decided to launch a scholarship/grant program that makes obtaining a top education in the fields of IR and sustainability more accessible for future leaders in this sector.

In addition, Oxfam will be participating in the IE Social Responsibility Forum this coming November, and they will also be participating in the IE Career Fair in October 2011.  Both organizations are also collaborating in academic areas such as research, case studies and teaching.

Programs and Scholarships Available

The programs that are included and the related grants which are included in this program are:

1) Master in Intertional Relations – 2 fellowship grants of 30% of tuition fees (value of 8.700€ per award)
2) Master in Global and Environmental Change – 2 fellowship grants of 50% of tuition fees (value of 9.000€ per award)
3) Bachelor of Biology/Bachelor of Communication – 1 fellowship grant of 50% of tuition fees (value of 9.000€)

Each scholarship recipient will be provided the title of IE Fellow, and will complete their fellowship work at Oxfam conributing directly to several key projects they organizations currently has on the go, in the fields of IR,  sustainability and communications.  So, in addition to an award, scholarship recipients will gain professional experience in their fields of interest with a leading global organization.

Taking Action: Apply Now

Navigate to the program web pages and apply for admissions.  If you are offered a spot in one of the qualifying programs, then you should immediately apply for the scholarship by navigating to


One of the 6 steps we talk about at IE when helping students navigate the program funding process is to look at all sources of potential funding, including family members.  This great little article from Bloomberg/Business Week talks about the growing trend of taping parents for support on program funding.  A word of caution: negotiate well on the interest rate you agree too, and make sure you get a pre-agreed to grace period so you’ve got some breathing room at graduation.

Read the article by clicking here.

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