Archive for June/2012


Bank Republic (Société Général Group) is offering loans for master degree studies abroad, to cover tuition fees, accommodation, travelling, food and other expenses related to your program of study.  These loans are available for the Top 50 institutions worldwide, as ranked by the Financial Times, and IE is on the approved list (see the list here).

What’s innovative about the loan offering is that they offer some special incentives:

– If you graduate from IE, the interest rate of your loan will be reduced by 0.5%
– If you graduate with excellent marks, the interest rate of your loan will be reduced by 1%
– If you finish studies with your GPA 3.6 or higher, Bank Republic will offer you a 2-month internship at their Head Office

To learn more about the loan offering, see here.


RBC is offering a line of credit for professional students who wish to study outside of Canada.  They describe the loan product as:

“If you’re attending college or university outside of Canada, RBC has the funding you need to help further your education and gain international experience. The Royal Credit Line® for Students is a great option for you, with preferred interest rates and the credit limit you need.  This line of credit for Professional Students is designed exclusively for students like you, with limits up to $100,000. Plus, we provide a full range of services to help you manage your financial affairs while you pursue your professional degree abroad.”

To learn more about this option, click here.


The Science Without Borders mobility program, of the Government of Brazil, provides funding for priority areas of study, for students who want to study abroad.  While most areas are quite technical, two of the areas that could apply to IE master programs specifally include:

–  Biotechnology: GMBA+/EXMBA+ Specialization in Biotechnology
–  Prevention and Mitigation Technologies for Natural Disasters: Master in Environmental Management

The full listing of priority areas (in Brazilian) click here.

According to the Science Without Borders web site: “The mobility program proposed aims to launch the seeds of what could revolutionize the R&D system, the Brazilian students and researchers exposed to an environment of high competitiveness and entrepreneurship.”


German student Christopher Rehberger talks about how, as an alumni of the network, he was able to partly fund his program at IE Business School, with a scholarship jointly offered by IE and

“Einen Finance-Master an einer der renommiertesten Business Schools in Europa finanziert man nicht mal eben so. Das merkte auch e-fellow Christoph. Da kam ihm das Master-Stipendium der IE für e-fellows gerade recht. Er konnte die Hälfte der Studiengebühren sparen. Im Interview erklärt er, wie er sich das Stipendium gesichert hat…”

To see the full German-language interview, click here.


Isabelle Chiaradia, a native of the state of California and recent graduate of the International MBA program, talks about her experience as a Fulbright grant recipient at IE Business School.  See the video here:

Every year IE receives 3 Fulbright grant recipients, one each for the following programs:

1) International MBA (Full Scholarship + Living Expenses)
2) Master in Management (Full Scholarship + Living Expenses)
3) Master in Digital Journalism (Full Scholarship + Living Expenses)

You must be a US citizen to apply for these grants, and the selection process is competitive, so prepare well and apply according to the deadlines stipulated on the Fulbright web page.

To see an additional Fulbright testimony from grant recipient Cheryl Wilson, see here:


Ven a aprender más sobre las opciones de financiación para dos de los programas más popular del IE, el Global MBA+ y el Executive MBA+, este sábado, 16 de junio.  En el evento no solo podrás informarme sobre las vías de financiación especificamente disponibles para ambos programas, pero también habrá charlas de gran interés.

Para ver la agenda del evento por clikeando aquí.

Si te animas a asistir, esribir a para confirmar tu asistencia.

Nos vemos allí!


Deadline for Loan Applications: 15 July, 2012.

Written on June 7, 2012 by Joël McConnell in Loans | Préstamos

If you are thinking of applying for a student loan from IE via one of the two loan programs we currently maintain with Banco Sabadell and Banca March, you must apply by the deadlines indicated below. Late applications will not be accepted.

If you wish to join one of the programs that begin in September or October intakes, please submit your application/s to by July 15. For any program starting in November 2012 intakes, please send us your loan file/s between the 1st and 30th of July.


Si estás pensando en solicitar un préstamo de IE a través de uno de nuestros programas de financiación con Banco Sabadell o Banca March, debes solicitarlo en los plazos indicados a continuación. Las solicitudes enviadas fuera de plazo no serán aceptadas.

Si tu programa comienza en la convocatoria de Septiembre u Octubre de 2012, deberás enviarnos la/s solicitud/es de préstamo antes de 15 de julio. Si vas a estudiar un programa cuya convocatoria comienza en el mes de Noviembre de 2012, por favor envíanos la/s solicitud/ entre el 1 y el 30 de Julio.

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