[Indonesia] Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship

Sampoerna Foundation Overview

Sampoerna Foundation was established in March 2001 in response to the urgent need to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. Amid severe budgetary cuts to education due to the prolonged economic crisis, its founders realized the importance of private sector institutions filling the gap in those educational areas critical to Indonesia's development.

Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship

The Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship is a means to groom Indonesia's future business leaders. Sampoerna Foundation provides the qualified individuals the opportunity to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree at leading business schools overseas. Upon completing the program, scholars are expected to return to Indonesia and endeavor to transfer their knowledge to their fellow citizens.

Application Deadline is May 30, 2008. Application should be submitted as early as possible

No. Name of Scholarship Maximum number of
2009 Intake
1. Sampoerna Foundation MBA in the USA 4
2. Australian Education International – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Australia 4
3. Ambassade de France en Indonésie – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in France 2
4. Singapore Education – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Singapore 2
5. British Council – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in UK 2

Basic Requirements

  • Indonesian citizen under 35 years of age when lodging the application
  • Hold a local Bachelor's degree from any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Have a minimum of two-year full-time professional work experience after completion of undergraduate degree
  • Have a valid proof of GMAT and TOEFL as required by each Program (GMAT and TOEFL score can be submitted when applicants pass Sampoerna Foundation selection)
  • Currently did not enroll in graduate or post-graduate program, or obtained a Master's degree or equivalent
  • Did not enroll or graduate from an overseas tertiary institution, unless was on a full scholarship
  • Do not receive other equivalent award or scholarship offering similar or other benefits at the time of the award
  • Demonstrate that without the scholarship, they are not able to afford an Overseas MBA Program

What is covered?

This scholarship is worth approximately USD 70,000 – to USD 150,000 per student, depending on the country and university, for the duration of study and it covers:

  • GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS reimbursement, one time only, based on original invoice, for GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS taken no more than 6 months prior to the scholarship application;
  • University application fee, for up to 2 (two) universities;
  • Student visa application fee;
  • Return airfares from Jakarta to the place of study;
  • Tuition fees;
  • Living allowance;
  • Literature allowance.

List of universities

Sampoerna Foundation recommends the 2009 scholarship applicants to apply for admission to any of the following universities:

Sampoerna Foundation MBA in the USA Scholarship

  1. Harvard University (MA)
  2. Stanford University (CA)
  3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
  5. Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)
  6. University of Chicago
  7. Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)
  8. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
  9. Columbia University (NY)
  10. New York University (Stern)
  11. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)
  12. Duke University (Fuqua) (NC)
  13. University of Virginia (Darden)
  14. Cornell University (Johnson) (NY)
  15. Yale University (CT)
  16. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
  17. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)
  18. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
  19. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
  20. Emory University (Goizueta) (GA)

* Reference: USNews: America's Best Graduate Schools 2008 (www.usnews.com)

Australian Education International – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Australia Scholarship

  1. Australian Graduate School of Management
  2. Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  3. Melbourne Business School
  4. Monash University Graduate School of Business
  5. Curtin University of Technology Business School

* Reference: Australian Financial Review Boss - MBA Rankings in 2007

Ambassade de France en Indonésie – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in France Scholarship

  1. HEC Paris
  3. ESCP
  4. EAP European School of Management
  5. EM LYON
  6. Essec Business School

*Reference: Financial Times European Business Schools 2007

Singapore Education – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Singapore Scholarship

  1. National University of Singapore
  2. Nanyang Technological University

* Reference: Asia's Best MBA Schools 2000 (www.asiaweek.com)

British Council – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in the UK Scholarship

  1. London Business School
  2. University of Cambridge: Judge
  3. University of Oxford: Said
  4. Manchester Business School
  5. Lancaster University Management School
  6. London School of Economics and Political Science

* Reference: Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2007

The Scholarship is only applicable for Management and Business Related Program

Prospective applicants should directly contact the universities to find out about the admission process and requirements for enrolment. Applicants' inquiries about the scholarship (requirements, conditions, coverage, etc.) should be directed to Sampoerna Foundation.

How to Apply?

Download the application package (application, reference and health information forms) at www.sampoernafoundation.org, or obtained it from:

Sampoerna Foundation
Sampoerna Strategic Square
North Tower, 26th – 27th Floor
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kavling 45
Jakarta 12930

When submitting the application package, please write the name of the program at the top right hand corner of the envelope. Sampoerna Foundation will only consider the completed applications and will notify the short-listed applicants to attend the continuing stages of the selection process.

Further Information

Before applying, the applicants must read and understand the terms and conditions of the scholarship, including our policy about Alumni Contribution Scheme. For further explanation, please visit our website at www.sampoernafoundation.org or call us at 021 577 2340