How much GMAT Score is required to get a scholarship?

GMAT Score Required for Scholarship

GMAT Score required to get a scholarship?

All the students those who want to apply for an International MBA want to try to get scholarships to pursue a good MBA Program. Scholarships also vary from one kind to another. There is no specific criteria for getting a scholarship. Scholarships can be based on the basis of merit as well as on the basis of need. The opportunities to get a scholarship are limited, so it is always advised to apply early. There are a lot of criteria to fulfill to be eligible for GMAT Scholarship to pursue a good MBA Program.


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Students with a low or average GMAT score can also hope to get a scholarship. But he/she should have a very strong concrete to show to the admissions committee. The low GMAT score can be compensated by anky kind of achievement in the field of sports or any other extracurricular activities or any kind of achievements in other fields which will set the candidate apart from other applicants.


Generally, students have a perception in their minds that getting a score of 750 or higher in GMAT is more than enough to win a scholarship. However, schools not only look at the GMAT Scores, but also consider all the other aspects and also the complete profile of a candidate while providing them a scholarship.


While applying to top B-Schools, students should have a different approach and also must give importance to their profile building as well. Even after fulfilling all the criteria and getting a score of 750 in GMAT, the scholarship is not guaranteed due to the tough competition. Getting a high score in GMAT also does not guarantee a scholarship at a top MBA program. However, a very good work profile, an amazing set of skills and achievements can always give you an upper hand over other aspirants.


One of the most common mistakes which students commit is that they treat the scholarship deadline just as same as the admission deadline. There are a various GMAT scholarships which are  available for international students, and the requirements for all these vary from one another. Students should always take time and do some research while searching for the institutes or colleges to which they are applying for a scholarship. One should always check the eligibility criteria before applying for a scholarship.


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Can You Get MBA Scholarships with High GMAT Scores?

MBA scholarships that are offered at the international level are usually based on a minimum GMAT Score, which varies from one institution to another. The higher your GMAT score is, the greater your chances to win a merit-based scholarship.


What is a Good GMAT Score for Scholarships?

The Scholarship would entirely depend on the institution in which you are applying to. It is always better if you score higher. If you want to get into the top 10 foreign B-Schools, a GMAT score of 730 and above will get you through. Similarly, if you are aiming for the top 25 B-schools then a score of 700 and above will be considered a good GMAT score.


List of GMAT Scholarships



Name of the University






Is Open to



Wharton School of Business



Joseph Wharton Fellowship



Students with remarkable professional, personal, and academic background


Social Impact Fellowship Students looking to serve non-profit organizations

Emerging Economy Fellowship



Candidates of a two-year MBA programme



Harvard Business School



Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship



First-year MBA student with an experience in a non-profit organization



HBS Fellowship programme






Stanford Graduate School of Business



Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship



Students who will come back to India upon completion of the programme to work for an Indian organization for at least two years



Haas School of Business



Dr Tahir Fellowship



Student of undergraduate programmes from an Asian country



Booth School of Business



Akhtar H. Tobaccowala Scholarship



Indian students enrolled in a full-time MBA programme



The Zonis Fellowship



Students with remarkable professional, personal, and academic background.



Kellogg School of Management



Kellogg Scholarship



Full-time MBA student



Kellogg Finance Network Scholarship



A student of MBA in finance



London Business School



B.K Birla MBA Scholarship



A student enrolled in business programmes



Tuck School of Business



Forte MBA Fellowship for Women



Female students enrolled in MBA, based on merit



The Willard M. Bollenbach Jr. 1949 Fund



Students with remarkable professional, personal, and academic background






INSEAD Christina Law MBA ‘91D Endowed Scholarship for Asian Women



Female students who have a remarkable academic background in Asia and show the desire to work for their country

We hope you found this article helpful. You can also read the article on Top MBA Colleges (with Placements, Fees, GMAT cut-offs) in India accepting the GMAT scores. You can download the GMAT Syllabus here.

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