If you’re looking to apply to INSEAD, The Business School for the World, outside of two remaining rounds for the January 2020 intake, you’ll need to aim to be a part of the July 2021 class or the December 2021 class. You can also find expert advice on INSEAD’s MBA essays in our in-depth article.


September 2020 Intake (Class of July 2021)

Round 1: 18 September 2019

Round 2: 06 November 2019

Round 3: 15 January 2020

Round 4: 26 March 2020

January 2021 Intake (Class of December 2021)

Round 1: 11 March 2020

Round 2: 06 May 2020

Round 3: 24 June 2020

Round 4: 28 July 2020

INSEAD business school provides some additional notes to help applicants understand its deadlines:

  • If you choose to delay the submission of your application until the following round of the same intake, your application form details will be saved automatically. Note that access to your form will be temporarily disabled at 23:59pm (Central European Time) on the day of the deadline, as the system will shut down for about four days. Access to your form will resume once the temporary shut down period ends, so you can continue editing it.

  • Please bear in mind that if you miss all four rounds of a particular intake, your application form and its entire contents will expire. At this point, you will be required to complete a new application from scratch, for the next intake.

  • To be included in a specific round, applications must be complete and submitted by 23:59pm French time on the day of the deadline.

  • To enjoy an optimum application experience and to avoid the peak period, we strongly encourage you to apply a couple of weeks prior to the application deadline if possible.

  • Competition for each round is equal regardless of the intake or round you apply for. We review the pool of applications submitted within each round independently, keeping the “offer ratio” (percentage of candidates accepted vs. applications received) fairly constant across all rounds. By “Class” we are referring to the entire population of students beginning the INSEAD MBA programme at the same time (regardless of campus location).

For those interested in learning more about the application or its requirements, do make sure to visit INSEAD’s MBA website. Otherwise, reach out to us, if you’d like guidance on being accepted to this powerful school.

Published On: May 13th, 2019 / Categories: Deadlines, INSEAD, MBA News / Tags: , , , /