INSEAD - Singapore Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,,Singapore

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Srishti Chatterjee

INSEAD, short for Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires, is committed to building a community of equity, inclusivity, and diversity and aims to include all ethnicities, genders, and religions. It promotes itself as a business school for the world with campuses in France, Singapore, the Middle East, and North America. INSEAD builds nuanced perspectives on the complex, numerous, and frequently interrelated aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusivity across companies and businesses worldwide. With a view to develop responsible leaders who improve business and society, the institution and the broader community offer their best to build Equities, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) solutions. This includes:

  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and best practices among faculty, employees, students, and the many global leaders among the graduates of this university while maintaining an intellectual curiosity towards innovation, creativity, and rigor.
  • Fostering initiatives for understanding, working with, and positively contributing to communities at the local level.




Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

INSEAD primarily offers business courses to graduate and doctoral aspirants. It has one Business Certificate, six masters, and one PhD in Management programme. For working individuals, it has open executive programmes in:

  • General Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Top Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Digital Transformation & Innovation
  • Finance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • R&D and Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business
  • Partner Programmes

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

For master’s programmes, if you are a non-native English speaker, your native language will meet the requirements for a second language (no test required). However, you will have to present evidence of your English skills by submitting any one of these exam scores:

English Exams Accepted

Minimum Score Required








All students must demonstrate at least the basic knowledge of a third language along with English to complete their degree. Students must secure a certificate in language, or they can do so during Launch Week on campus. During the program, students can appear for the language test before graduation if they need to acquire a qualification in a third language. The university will train students to meet language requirements in both cases.


Apart from this, applicants need to have either GMAT or GRE scores for all programmes. There is no cut-off point for either exams and there is a wide range for accepted scores. Course-specific requirements are as follows:

  • MIM: Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised college or university or that you have completed 180 ECTS.
  • MBA: An undergraduate degree with competitive scores is required. However, this is not compulsory for admission. Candidates who do not hold an undergraduate degree, but who have an excellent career record and GMAT score are also welcome to apply.
  • Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised college or university, with post-graduate work experience in a managerial position.
  • PhD: Applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree can apply for a PhD programme. Work experience is not mandatory, but recommended.

What all documents are needed for application?

International applicants should note that their academic transcripts should indicate both diploma and grades achieved from each college or university that they have attended. INSEAD accepts transcripts in English or French. All others must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Each transcript must bear the official seal and signature of the institution.


The following supporting documents must be included with the application and submitted before or on the day of the application deadline. The application will not be evaluated until all of the below items have been received in addition to the online elements:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

INSEAD charges a non-refundable application fee depending on the programme:


Application Fee in EUR





Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)




What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

Tuition fee differs as per programme or number of credits undertaken by a student. In general, the tuition fee for these courses are:


Full Tuition Fee

Business Foundations

1,500 EUR


49,000 EUR


89,000 EUR

Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)

(campus-based in Singapore)

29,000-62,000 SGD


60,000 EUR

Source: INSEAD


Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the university website for the exact fee.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

INSEAD offers various scholarships and financial aids opportunities to all its students. There are usually merit or need-based. For need-based aid, students must demonstrate a financial need to be considered for this scholarship. Other awards are given to students based on merit, nationality, gender, background, leadership, and previous studies. Also, GEMBA applicants can apply for a bursary once they have been accepted into the programme. Independent or partly sponsored applicants are offered funding of a maximum of 50% of the total tuition. For an individual student, up to two bursary applications can be submitted. For more information on scholarships, refer to the respective programme pages.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

For admission in MIM programme, INSEAD runs a staged admissions process with five deadlines per year. Within each round, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Competition within each of the rounds is equal, but international applicants are advised to submit applications as soon as possible to allow time for securing finances and arranging logistics. The online application form for the next intake opens when the last round of the previous intake has passed.

September Intake


Application Deadline












For the MBA programme, INSEAD has two intakes each year – September and January, where applications are processed on a rolling basis during all rounds.


September Application Deadline

January Application Deadline














The GEMBA application deadlines are set as per campuses/locations. For the Asia section, deadlines are:


Application Deadlines for Asia Section










The PhD programme is offered in August intake with its application beginning a year prior to the intake in September. The preferred deadline is in December and the final deadline is early-January.

What is the application process?

All applicants need to apply to INSEAD directly using its online application portal: You can follow these steps to complete your application:


Step 1: As a new user, register and create a new account.




Step 2: Enter your valid credentials to log in and choose your programme.




Step 3: Select a course and click on the ‘apply now’ button.




Step 4: Enter all required details like academic and professional history. You will also need to select your preferred campus/location.




Step 5: Upload the required documents.




Thoroughly review your application and submit it by paying the application fee.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

INSEAD usually releases within six or seven weeks of receiving your application or after the interview (if included in the process). PhD decisions are released in three months from the deadline.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

Generally, the selection of applicants is based on the applicant's profile and overall academic background, and faculty preferences. Test scores are only one component of the many factors considered. Having perfect scores do not guarantee an admission and lower than average scores will not invalidate your candidacy. Thus, INSEAD encourages all interested prospects to submit their application, regardless of the standardised test score attained.


The admissions team look for candidates who can contribute proactively and share their insights gained throughout their professional and personal experience. A competitive applicant manages to demonstrate a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and through working on group projects. It selects applicants who demonstrate cross-cultural understanding and an international outlook. Academic transcripts and test scores helps the team determine analytical skills and if an applicants would benefit from doing preparatory work for some of the courses, particularly mathematically-based ones. Here are some class profiles to help you determine the competency of applicant pool that INSEAD receives each year:


MBA Class Profile? 2020

Average age

29 years

Average work experience

5.6 years

GMAT middle 80%






Source: INSEAD


GEMBA Class of ?2022

Class size


Average age

33-45 years

Average work experience

14 years





Source: INSEAD

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

INSEAD aims to bring together ideas, cultures, and people from around the world to change lives and transform organisations. Applicants from more than 70 countries representing all continents seek admission to INSEAD. Its multi-cultural environment comprises of students and faculty representing over 90 nationalities.




Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

INSEAD does not offer any work-study opportunity as most of its applicants are either working professionals or students with enough work experience. However, depending on the location/country, students can seek part-time job opportunities as per their visa status. For instance, if an international student is studying at the INSEAD Singapore campus, they can work part-time for about 16 hours a week during term and unlimited hours during vacation. As per rules set by Singapore government, only international students with a Student Pass are allowed to work part-time while studying. It is important to note that students studying in the university/institution which is not on the list of approved institutions are not eligible to work part-time or full-time both during the term and/ or vacation.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

INSEAD has multiple campuses with more than 18 partnerships and alliances with other universities. Its main campus is in France, while the other are in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and San Francisco, USA.

Is on-campus housing available?

INSEAD Singapore offers limited on-campus accommodation facilities to interest applicants. The Residences have 133 rooms designed to meet the requirements of the executive students, visiting staff, and faculty. Students can also rent rooms in hotels or avail the benefits of a serviced apartments. These apartments comes with full facilities, including furnishing and maid services. The units are like multi-room hotels with kitchens and appliances. Some of the temporary housing options offer corporate, family, and long-term discounts. There are approximately 30 serviced apartment complexes in Singapore with 3,000 units as options. Applicants planning for a longer stay can contact real estate agents to find an apartment or a house.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

For any query regarding INSEAD Singapore, students can contact here:

Address:  1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, 138676 Singapore

Telephone: +65-6799-5388

E-mail address:

Website: or

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