The Next Generation Women Leaders award, a scholarship to recognize and support talented students

Are you a female student and want to maximize your own potential throughout your talent? McKinsey &company would like you to apply for The Next Generation Women Leaders award.


The Next Generation Women Leaders award is a scholarship designed to recognize talent and support students who would like to maximize their own potential. It is prepared by McKinsey & Company.

Recipients’ awards

A scholarship of 2,000 Euros (or its equivalent in a local currency) towards the cost of tuition, summer employment, volunteer work, research, or any other initiative supporting your academic and/or professional development will be awarded to the recipients. They will get individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants to support them as they consider their academic trajectory and career aspiration. They will get also an invitation to a local McKinsey event or an office visit.


To be eligible to this programme, you must be a student working towards a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D., from any discipline or background

Participating offices

Africa: Angola; Casablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi.

Asia Pacific: Bangkok; Bangalore; Chennai; Delhi; Gurugram; Hanoi; Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur; Manilla; Melbourne; Mumbai; Perth; Seoul; Singapore; Sydney; Tokyo; Osaka

Eastern Europe: Almaty; Astana; Belgrade; Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev, Moscow; Prague, Warsaw; Zagreb

Western Europe: Amsterdam; Antwerp; Athens, Berlin; Brussels; Cologne; Copenhagen; Dublin; Dusseldorf; Frankfurt; Geneva; Hamburg; Helsinki; Istanburg; Lisbon; London; Luxemburg; Madrid; Milan; Munich; Oslo; Paris; Rome; Stockholm; Stuttgart; Vienna; Zurich

Middle East: Abu Dhabi; Doha; Kuwait; Riyadh; Tel Aviv

South America: Bogota; Buenos Aires; Lima; Medellin

To apply, submit

Your CV in English including details of your education, any work experience as well as any extracurricular activities and achievements.

A cover letter in English (1-page max) including a paragraph about your most notable accomplishment and a paragraph describing how you would benefit from receiving the award.

Academic transcripts depending on your office preferences see details below


Your office preferences define which academic transcripts are required. Transcripts do not need to be in English.

Africa, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onwards

Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts

For other offices, academic transcripts are optional, but please include relevant grades in your resume

When you apply you will be asked to list up to two office locations which will review your application. You are advised to choose locations to which you have strong ties (e.g., you have studied or lived in the country) and whose local language you are fluent in.

The deadline is January 14, 2019.

Visit McKinsey & Company for more details.

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