Edinburgh Business School (EBS) and the 30% Club are inviting applications for a scholarship to study a full time MBA at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia.

The programme, which ties with the theme of the 2018 International Women’s Day #PressforProgress, is designed to empower businesswomen, help nurture female talent and support efforts to progress gender equality.

On offer to entrepreneurial women, for the second year running, is a full tuition scholarship worth around £22,000. The scholarship covers all study materials and teaching sessions.

The successful applicant will also be invited to take part in an exchange visit at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai.

EBS Executive Dean, Professor Heather McGregor said:

“We are delighted to yet again partner with the 30% Club, where I was a founding member of the steering group, to support an exceptional female who wants to achieve exceptional results and grow professionally.

“The International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but also to remind ourselves how much more still needs done to move closer to gender parity.

“Across the world women are underrepresented in decision-making positions, particularly in politics and business, and this is why we want to encourage women to apply and study with Edinburgh Business School.

“The 30% Club Scholarship will enable the successful candidate to study on campus in Edinburgh and we will also cover the costs of the flights and accommodation in Dubai, where a schedule of company visits allows our students to experience a range of business perspectives and grow their international professional network.

“At EBS we are very proud of the fact that we enable thousands of professionals around the world to make a positive impact in their communities and we look forward to receiving applications for the 30% Scholarship before the end of May.”

Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of 30% Club, said:

“It’s fantastic to work with Heather and the Edinburgh Business School once again for this prestigious scholarship. The programme will equip the successful applicant with a highly accredited business education, build confidence and skills, and provide significant networking opportunities that will aid in the advancement to a senior executive position. The 30% Club, in all our Chapters across the globe, remains firmly committed to increasing the representation of women in influential senior executive roles. Scholarships like this one are critical to achieving that.”