Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST


Do you have a unique entrepreneurship idea? Enter our new scholarship contest: “Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship” for a chance to get a fully funded scholarship tuition award.

Five scholarships will be awarded: One scholarship of 100% of the programme tuition and four scholarships for 50% of the programme tuition.

The SSBR Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship Challenge

We firmly believe that women’s access to education is the gateway to continued success, both in their individual lives and in society as a whole; as the African Proverb says “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”.  The Swiss School of Business Research, in keeping with our mission “Swiss Education for All”, recognizes the need to empower women through an international, accredited higher learning degree. 

At SSBR, we are looking for bright female minds who are passionate about making the world a better place, have a unique entrepreneurship idea and at the same time wish to get access to a Swiss-quality higher education.

 If you have a business project or idea that can have a positive impact in today’s society and will help pave the way for Women like you to become successful business owners, we would love to hear from you.

You will have to submit a video of yourself explaining your business idea, what is unique about it, how it will benefit society and why you are the best candidate to be awarded the scholarship. The video should be submitted in mp4 format or can be shared as a link through Google Drive or Loom.

Swiss School of Business Research, Zurich, Switzerland, is offering the opportunity to 5 women to be awarded a scholarship. One woman will gain an award of a FULLY FUNDED (100%) scholarship for a Master’s or Doctorate degrees.

The remaining 4 candidates who are in the top 5 positions will be awarded partial scholarships (50%). 

Our programmes are 100% online and can be completed anywhere in the world. SSBR is a fully accredited business school. Please feel free to read more about our accreditations here.

The winning entry will be decided by the Scholarship Committee, composed of 5 members from SSBR’s  team of Faculty and they will decide who will receive a 100% fully funded scholarship.


Applicants must produce a brief business proposal, presented in a 5-minute video, using a PowerPoint presentation of their unique entrepreneurship idea.

Female Entrepreneurship

How to apply?

  1. Register

Fill out the form on this page.

  1. Apply

Apply to Swiss School of Business Research (and the programme) of your preference.

  1. Submit

Submit a short video of you presenting your business idea together with the PowerPoint presentation of your business concept.

    4. Win

For the 2022 edition, the winners will be announced on the 15th of April. These scholarship students will be joining the May intake, which kicks off on May 9th.

These awards are not application-based. All admitted candidates are automatically considered for this award, with no need to submit SSBR’s online scholarship application form.

Geographic Area: All countries.

Eligilble Programmes: Master’s programmes (90 ECTS) and Doctorate Programmes

Description: All applicants are automatically considered for this merit-based award and an official application is not required. The Admissions Department will identify candidates based on the strength and timeliness of their scholarship application and will nominate them to the Scholarship Committee. Candidates that are chosen for this award will be notified of the resolution along with their admission offer.

Selection Criteria: Candidates must demonstrate strong work experience, a knowledge of the industry they want to venture into and must have the ability and intention to contribute to their society’s development.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the programme.

Amount: The winning entry will be awarded 100% of the tuition fees for the academic year.  The runners-up will be offered a partial scholarship. Several of these partial awards are offered per programme and intake and are dependent on the candidate’s strength and available funding at the time of the offer.

Disclaimer: This award is not compatible with other aid potentially granted through SSBR’s scholarship application process. If a candidate is granted a scholarship through the application process, only the scholarship of higher value will be awarded.

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Terms and Conditions for the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship Scholarship Contest (The Swiss School of Business Research will be referred to as “SSBR”):

• Employees of SSBR, along with their relatives (up to second degree of kinship), are excluded from participating in the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship contest.

• There is no entry fee to participate in the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship contest.

• Individuals wishing to apply for the scholarship will need to ensure that they have their own access to the Internet. SSBR is not responsible for assisting with gaining access to websites or for providing other technical assistance of any other type, to any applicant.

• Applicants bear full responsibility for their complete and accurate completion and submission of their personal information.

• By submitting an application for the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship contest, applicants thereby consent to the publication of their names on SSBR’s websites and other digital channels if they are shortlisted or awarded a scholarship.

• The Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship contest is non-transferable and cannot be used by any person other than the selected candidates.

• The Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship contest has a total of 5 grants. One grant of 100% and 4 grants of 50%.

• Each individual Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship grant will be applied toward the cost of tuition fees in the first instance. Tuition fees will be paid directly to SSBR.

• SSBR reserves the right to bring in third parties that may contribute to the total prize value.

• SSBR is not responsible for inaccurate award details supplied by any entrant to any third party connected with this competition.

• SSBR will not bear any responsibility for the loss of the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship should the organisation be unable to notify the successful candidate due to issues such as incorrect e-mail address, and including, but not limited to, technical issues or non-responses.

• A selection panel comprised of representatives from SSBR will review and assess the entries. Strong candidates will be shortlisted and, if any additional information is needed, will be contacted prior to selecting the winner.

• SSBR reserves the right to allocate or withdraw the SSBR Scholarship at its discretion, should the successful candidate not respond and/or including failure to provide SSBR with any required information and/or documentation by the deadline of submission. After the deadline, all responsibility of SSBR ceases entirely.

• The successful candidate consents to appear in any relevant advertisements or publications connected to the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship and any future award programmes, or to have their name, photo and/or video used for the purposes of promotion by SSBR, without receiving any remuneration.

• The five awarded candidates will be required to contribute to SSBR’s student and internal/external activities, such as actively participating in SSBR’s online student community, writing content related to their fields, studies or entrepreneurship idea and any other activity that SSBR may request, without receiving any remuneration.

  • The information that candidates submit will be used to consider their eligibility and suitability for the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship and to manage the application process and the forwarding prize to SSBR.
  • The decision of the selection panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner agrees to the use of their name and image in any internal or external material as deemed necessary by SSBR. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation applicable in Switzerland.
  • Candidates agree that SSBR (and any third party authorised by SSBR) may use their entries for any promotional purposes. Candidates will retain ownership of copyright in the entry and give SSBR (and any third party authorised by SSBR) the irrevocable permission to use, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, copy, amend, store, sell and sub-licence the entry worldwide for such promotional purposes and for the purposes of the scholarship contest.
  • SSBR reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of SSBR’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by SSBR.
  • The Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship and these terms and conditions will be governed by Swiss law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Switzerland.
  • Entry into the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship contest will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. Participation of successful candidates in the Empowering Global Female Entrepreneurship scholarship programme presupposes and entails unreserved acceptance of all the terms and conditions included in this document.
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