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ESMT Women's Scholarships

Scholarships for talented women in leadership positions

There is a lack of gender equality in global business. ESMT Berlin offers full and partial scholarships for women looking to advance in their career. We strongly encourage applications for the Executive Transition Program and the Bringing Technology to Market (both in English) or the General Management Seminar (in German).

ESMT Berlin is committed to addressing gender imbalance and to helping more women reach influential positions.
The partial scholarships for the Executive Transition Program (ETP) and the Bringing Technology to Market (BTM) are offered in partnership with the 30% Club.

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The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign, which aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline. It started in the UK in 2010 and has since then expanded to fourteen other countries/regions. The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations.

Additional scholarships for the Executive Transition Program (ETP)
Exceptionally qualified and talented candidates (e.g. from startups, social enterprises, public sector or companies headquartered in emerging economies) might be eligible for additional scholarships that will be awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Read more about admission criteria and application procedure below by selecting the program you wish to attend:

  • Executive Transition Program scholarships

    ESMT Berlin and 30% Club scholarship offers

    2x full scholarships (tuition value: 24,900 €)
    2x partial scholarships (tuition value: 12,450 €)

    Application deadline: May 31, 2021

    Program language: English

    Program dates:

    Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
    Dates: 12 - 19 Nov 2021 Dates: 11 - 18 Feb 2022 Dates: 13 - 20 May 2022
    Duration: 8 Days Duration: 8 Days Duration: 8 Days
    Location: Hirschburg / Königswinter Location: Milan, Italy Location: Berlin

    Eligibility:

    • Professionals with a proven track record in their business from any educational background.
    • Candidates who are ready to take on or have recently assumed a general management role.
    • Candidates from any company or (non-profit) institution.
    • Participants who are demonstrating entrepreneurial responsibility and are 1) leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, 2) in charge of a new product, market, or major project initiative, 3) typically employed by large groups operating globally or regionally.
    • For the international Executive Transition Program, ESMT Berlin particularly encourages international applications.

    Please send the following documents to Ms. Annabell Jahr (programs@esmt.org):

    Completed applications for ETP will be screened and aggregated into an overview, and will then be allocated points independently a committee. The applications will then be sorted by number of points allocated and will be submitted to Claudia Nemat - Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management, Technology and Innovation. Mrs. Nemat will take the final decision regarding the appointing of two full and two 50 % scholarships.

    Acceptance letters will be distributed around four weeks after the application deadline.

    For further information about the program see our Executive Transition Program description.

  • General Management Seminar scholarships

    ESMT Berlin scholarship offers

    2x full scholarships (tuition value: 18,500 €)
    2x partial scholarships (tuition value: 9,250 €)

    Application deadline: May 31, 2021

    Program language: German

    Program dates:

    Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
    Dates: 29  Aug - 4 Sep 2021 Dates: 4 - 9 Oct 2021 Dates: 8 - 13 Nov 2021
    Duration: 6 Days Duration: 6 Days Duration: 6 Days
    Location: Hirschburg / Königswinter Location: Hohenkammer / Bavaria Location: Berlin

    Eligibility:

    • Professionals with a proven track record in their business from any educational background.
    • Candidates who are ready to take on or have recently assumed a general management role.
    • Candidates from any company or (non-profit) institution.
    • Participants who are demonstrating entrepreneurial responsibility and are 1) leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, 2) in charge of a new product, market, or major project initiative, 3) typically employed by large groups operating globally or regionally.

    Please send the following documents in German or English to Ms. Annabell Jahr (programs@esmt.org):

    Completed applications for GMS will be screened and aggregated into an overview, and will then be allocated points independently a committee. The applications will then be sorted by number of points allocated and will be submitted to Claudia Nemat - Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management, Technology and Innovation. Mrs. Nemat will take the final decision regarding the appointing of two full and two 50% scholarships.

    Acceptance letters will be distributed around four weeks after the application deadline.

    For further information about the program see our General Management Seminar program description.

  • Bringing Technology to Market scholarships

    ESMT Berlin and 30% Club scholarship offers

    2x partial scholarships
    -> ESMT Berlin (tuition value 5,000 €)
    -> 30% Club (tuition value 6,200 €)

    Application deadline: March 31, 2021

    Program language: English

    Program dates:

    Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
    Dates: 1 - 4 Jun 2021 Dates: 7 - 10 Sep 2021 Dates: 9 - 12 Nov 2021
    Duration: 4 Days Duration: 4 Days Duration: 4 Days
    Location: Berlin Location: Charlottesville, USA Location: Beijing, P.R. China

    Eligibility:

    The scholarship is especially suited for participants who are leading a business unit or a regional subsidiary, are in charge of a new product, market, or service, and are employed by a large group operating globally or regionally. Candidates from emerging countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Please send the following documents to Ms. Annabell Jahr (programs@esmt.org):

    Acceptance letters will be distributed around four weeks after the application deadline.

    For further information about the program see our Bringing Technology to Market program description.

Testimonials

 

“I feel so lucky to have been granted the Women’s Scholarship to enroll in the Executive Transition Program (ETP) at ESMT in 2018-2019. It was a life-changing event. Mostly because I had the chance to learn directly from worldwide academic professionals who not only have an academic background, but also industry or corporate experience. This is a great combination for the learning experience. The practical experience, in which you learn by doing, in combination with the study of cases and theory, maximizes the value from the learning process. I still see myself learning from all the classmates, and the teachers, reading again all the notes, and using the knowledge gained. This Additionally, the integration of multicultural executives grants the opportunity to develop other skills that would not be possible in a regional school. Networking is enhanced by different means. It is a program, where you engage with the participants and connect with the people as professionals and friends. As an example, I am working with a Chinese mate from ETP to connect with local schools, and have contacted a German based colleague to ask for professional advice on his expertise field. I guarantee you diversity is what enriches the program.
I would like to thank everyone involved in this decision, and I really encourage all the participants to apply for the scholarship program. You will forever embrace ESMT and what you experience, as a life changing event. You have to live it. It has a greater value than the money itself. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself (by John Dewey).”

Erika Carvajal, Guentner Group, Operations Manager America.

 


“I can’t emphasise enough the value that the opportunity ESMT afforded me in terms of personal growth, personal awareness and my ability to “step up” within the ranks in my company.  By attending the Executive Transition Program (ETP) at ESMT I was able to transition seamlessly into a role requiring me to negotiate at the highest level within my organisation as well as externally with industry bodies. Had it not been for the insights and the awareness gained through ETP I would not have been able to hit the ground running.“

Alex Russell, Sasol, VP Strategy, Policy & Sustainability.

 


“One of the things that attracted me to the Executive Transition Program (ETP) was the excellent reputation of the program across leading, global blue chip companies, given the success of many who have completed ETP in the past.  Beside ESMT’s attractive location within Europe, I liked a lot the school size: not too small to work all the time with the same people, yet not so big that you feel lost in the crowd. Reflecting on the impact of the three subsequent ETP modules including peer coaching and alumni events, I easily can leverage my personal learnings for a general manager role beyond the duration of this program.”

Rosa Meckseper, Continental, VP Strategy & Innovation.

Contact

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

Learn more about the programs
General Management Seminar

General Management Seminar

The leading seminar for executives
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Executive Transition Program

Prepares experienced for their new general management roles
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Bringing Technology to Market

Insights for profitable revenue generation on B2B markets