INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication ProcessStep-by-Step Guide2019-2020
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step Guide1. Access the application form of your choice Application forms are available r-programmes/gemba/applyTIEMBA: nsead.edu/master-programmes/emc/applyFor an optimum experience we recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 10 andabove.2. RegisterOur application forms are online. You need to connect to the internet to access them and to save the pages.To register, enter your First Name and Last Name (if you do not have a Last Name, please use the tick box,although for admissions purposes it is preferable to enter a Last Name if possible). Please note that this willbe the name transferred to your application form.Select a Username – we will send this and your password to you via email. Remember to save them, as youwill need them to access the system again.We recommend that you register with an email address that will be your preferred address to receive allfuture INSEAD communications.1INSEAD Degree Programmes
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step GuideYou will not be able to edit this email address once you have registered with it but you can add anotheremail address in your profile section, within the application form.We encourage you to check your email account settings to add INSEAD to your list of safe senders (whitelist for Gmail accounts or junk box settings) to ensure you receive our automatically generated messages.Step 3 of 3On the “Confirm Account Creation” page, you will need to read the Policy, scroll down and click on the SignUp button.3. Dashboard and PhotographYou have successfully registered and are now on the Dashboard page of the Application Online tool. You canupload a picture of yourself and edit your password.On this page, you can also set your alerts (automatic reminders to complete your application before theapplication deadline).You can now start completing an application form. Click on ‘Degree Programmes’, then on the programme towhich you wish to apply.You can come back to this page at a later stage to retrieve the PDF version of your application form or see ifyour referees have submitted their recommendation forms.2INSEAD Degree Programmes
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step Guide4. Profile pages“Profile” information pages are facts, similar to a detailed resume. You can save a PDF copy of these pagesat any time by clicking on the printer icon on the top of your screen.Note that not all fields are mandatory, so if a field does not apply to you, leave it blank. The mandatory fieldsappear in light pink colour and are marked with an asterisk *.Unfortunately, the form does not support decimal points or test score results in letters. Consequently, if youhave taken the IELTS or Cambridge Proficiency test, please attach a copy of your official score report in thesupporting documents section.5. Letters of recommendationOne or two professional INSEAD-format recommendations in English are required, depending on whichprogramme you have chosen. They should provide information about your leadership and managementpotential.Ideally, recommendations should come from your workplace; your current supervisor or manager is usuallya good choice. Alternatively, it can be from someone who has had a chance to evaluate you in a professionalsetting, for example, a client, a former supervisor or a colleague from your community service orextracurricular activities. Academic recommendations are acceptable but they are less likely to address ourmain interest, which is to assess your ability to work with and manage others as well as your potential forsenior management.If you feel that an additional recommendation letter will add value to your profile, you may choose to eitherupload your optional letter in the section called Supporting Documents or send it via email to the addressrelated to your choice of programme: [email protected]; du; [email protected]; [email protected] There is noimposed format for this additional recommendation letter and you do not need to generate an extra link for it.Important information regarding the recommendation letters: We encourage you to enter your referees’ credentials as early as possible to allow them time to prepare thecontent of the references. After having entered their credentials, please click on the button:which will trigger an email to them containing the link to complete the INSEAD recommendation form. Thiscan be done in parallel to you completing your application. It is important to note that your referees can submit their letters of recommendation to us at any pointof time and up until 48 hours after the application deadline, you are aiming for.3INSEAD Degree Programmes
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step GuideFor applicants for the MBA Programme: to be included in a specific Round, we strongly encourage you tosubmit your application ahead of the deadline so that your referees can meet the application deadline as well. Once you have submitted your application, the Admissions Team will confirm receipt of your application within2 business days. If you see on your dashboard that your referees have not yet submitted their letters you canremind them. Once you have entered your referees’ credentials within the application form, you can monitor the status ofyour recommendations at any time and you can also resend the recommendation links to your referees, viayour dashboard. If you trigger sending the recommendation letters through the application for a specific intake and decide toapply for the next intake using a different application form, please note that you will need to re-enter the detailsof your referees, as this is a mandatory part of the application form. However, rest assured that your refereeswould not need to resubmit their form if already completed and they can ignore the reminders. Please informthe Admissions Team of this, so they know from where to retrieve them. It is advisable for your referees to save a copy of their form on their computer before submitting it.6. EssaysMBA, MIM and EMBA Essays: There are several essays embedded in the application form. Each essayhas a maximum word limit, which is stated under each essay box. Respecting this word limit is an importantexercise to see how you express your ideas in a concise way, and you will not be able to submit yourapplication if you exceed the word limit.MBA Job Questions: The job questions are not essays. Hence, the number of words is not so important.People need to be comfortable writing 3 lines or 20. Some applicants work for companies that are well knownand only 3 lines are sufficient to describe them; others work for small companies where it is helpful to givethe full picture.EMC and EMFin Essays: All essays have an approximate word limit that we advise you to follow.4INSEAD Degree Programmes
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step Guide7. Supporting documentsYou can upload scanned copies of your supporting documents (1MB max. per document and in PDF formatonly). At this stage, we do not require any documents to be sent to us by post. If admitted to one of ourProgrammes, you will need to send your original transcripts and degree certificate to the Admissions Officeby post.We also recommend that you upload all copies of GMAT or GRE tests and any other test results even if youhave already ordered the official scores to be sent to us.For MBA applicants, your Curriculum Vitae can either be in your own format or the format of the officialINSEAD CV e-book, which you can find under our Supporting Documents ba/admissions#application-checklist.8. Ready to submit?Have you double-checked your personal data, professional information, referees’ email addresses,supporting documents and essays? Are you all set and ready to submit? If so, you can now click on the“Submit Application” button on right side of the screen.9. Application fee paymentAfter submitting your application, your internet browser will automatically direct you to the application feepayment platform. This is a Secure Socket Layer under the authority of Sogenactif:
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step GuideAfter entering your credit card details, you must complete the transaction by clicking the “SUBMIT” button.To pay the application fees for the Executive Master in Finance, the payment system is supported byWorldPay and enables you to select a currency:Please note that the systems do not support Diners cards.
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step Guide10. Congratulations!You have successfully submitted your INSEAD ApplicationWhen the status of your application appears as “submitted” on the Dashboard page of the Application Onlinetool, your application has successfully been submitted to INSEAD! Our Admissions Department will now “post”your application into our Admissions database. It will be checked for completion and we will contact you viaemail within one week of your submission to inform you if further information/documents are required. Weencourage you to check your email account settings to add INSEAD to your list of safe senders (white listfor Gmail accounts or junk box settings) to ensure you receive our automatically generated messages.For the MBA Programme, you may also check the deadlines sions#dates) on our website to know when you should expect to hear back from usregarding whether you have been selected for the next step in the admissions process.11. INSEAD MBA, MIM and EMFin Video questionsShortly after submitting your MBA, MIM or EMFin online application, you will receive an email notification fromKira Talent with a unique link to complete several video questions. Your link will be also available on yourDashboard within the application system.The videos are a unique opportunity for you to share your passions, your motivations and who you truly are.The Admissions Committee is interested in obtaining an authentic view of you as a person, to see how youthink on your feet and how you convey your ideas.We will consider your application as complete and ready to be reviewed only once we have received youranswers to the video questions. We therefore strongly recommend that you complete this step as soon aspossible after submitting your online application.Here is some advice: For optimal user experience, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge or Chrome to record your Kiravideos;Get ready by practising. You can practise as much as you want. Practising will enable you to convey authenticand genuine answers. Practice questions are not shared with the Admissions Committee;Test your camera, your microphone, then forget the technology and look at the camera as if you were talkingto the Admissions Committee;Wear business or business casual attire, but the Admissions Committee will not judge your look or yourbackground;Prepare a notebook next to you to write down your ideas - you will have 45 seconds to prepare each answerand 60 seconds to share each answer with the Admissions Committee.
INSEAD Degree ProgrammesApplication Process: Step-by-Step Guide12. Having technical difficulties?If you encounter technical difficulties while filling in the online application form, such as problems uploadinga file or receiving error messages, or you do not receive the automated video link email after submitting youronline application form, please contact our IT Support Team directly: [email protected] you encounter technical difficulties with the video (practice questions, device set up, etc.), please contactKira Talent directly: https://www.kiratalent.com/support/. You will be able to email, phone or chat with the Kiratechnicians.13. Keep in mind the deadlinesIf the application form for the programme you want is not yet available, you may start completing the currentlyavailable form for the Master Programme you want to study; any information you enter for all common fieldswill be transferred automatically to another form for a later intake or another programme when you open it.For the MBA Programme only, if you start completing the application form for your chosen intake, but youchoose not to submit for the upcoming deadline, rest assured that all saved information will be stored for thenext round. Please note however that the form will close by midnight (23:59 French time) on the night of thedeadline. If you have not submitted your application before this hour, you will be able to recover theinformation entered once we re-open the form the following week. You will then be included in the next roundof applications.If you miss the last round deadline for a specific intake, the application form will be different for the next intakeand you will need to upload the new application form and complete any new information.We look forward to receiving your application. Best of luck!The INSEAD Degree Programmes Admissions Team