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A Forté scholarship and real-world projects make The Manchester MBA the perfect choice for Charlotte

Over 85% of applications to European business schools come from international applicants, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council.

However, that doesn’t always mean these applicants come from other continents, in fact they are much more likely to come from closer to home – often from European neighbours.

In previous years, Alliance Manchester Business School has welcomed a number of students from Europe, who have come from a wide range of professional sectors, and have been successful in securing generous school-funded scholarships - some even securing our top 50% scholarships.

For many, the biggest barrier to studying an MBA is the cost. Though Alliance Manchester Business School takes pride in having a much more affordable MBA programme than many counterparts, especially our US equivalents for example, securing the next steps of your career and applying to an MBA is still a financial decision in part, and any help that participants can get with funding is incredibly helpful.

It could also be more achievable than you might think.

For some applicants, securing a scholarship really is key to achieving their MBA. Recognising this, Alliance Manchester Business School is proud to offer a range of scholarships to potential applicants in order to not only relinquish the financial burden for participants and give many the opportunity to study, but also ensure that the school’s MBA cohort is as diverse as possible.

Approximately 50% of Manchester MBA self-sponsored students secure themselves a scholarship, ranging anywhere between 10% to 50% of the cost of their MBA. The scholarships are awarded as part of the admissions process, normally at the same time as an offer is made - so candidates who apply early may have a stronger chance.

A real scholarship journey

For Charlotte Øverli, MBA applicant from Norway, the potential to network with others on the programme and gain insights from those with experience from all around the globe is something that she finds most exciting about the Alliance Manchester Business School MBA programme.

Charlotte applied for the Forté Foundation scholarship – a scholarship aimed specifically at outstanding female applicants to MBA programmes all around the world, in order to empower and advance their careers – which “made it much easier to make the choice to temporarily put my professional career on pause for 1.5 years and pursue my MBA,” she says.

One of the key reasons Charlotte was drawn to the Alliance Manchester MBA programme was because of the ‘hands-on’ approach to learning.

“I spent a lot of time researching the various MBA programmes in Europe, before eventually landing on AMBS for its emphasis on real-life consultancy projects and its renowned faculty,” she explains, believing that it is incredibly important in the scholarship application process to “have faith in yourself, your accomplishments, and your abilities. Highlight your relevant experiences and don't hesitate to showcase your achievements. Finally, be your authentic self and let your personality shine through!”

How to apply 

Europe is a key region where we would like to welcome participants from in the forthcoming year. We would be delighted to have an informal conversation with you to learn more about your study interests, career goals and how our scholarships could help you. Please email and a member of the team will set up a call with you.

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