Application Deadlines for MBA programs in Europe beginning Fall 2018

Schools in Spain, France, Germany and the rest of Europe are announcing their first deadlines

Business schools in Europe have already begun announcing their deadlines for applying to MBA programs that will begin in Fall 2018.

Below is a list of upcoming deadlines for the top full-time MBA programs in Europe, based on the schools most viewed on Find MBA. For deadlines for MBA programs in the UK and Ireland, see this story.

Many schools offer staggered deadlines, with the earlier rounds generally giving the best chance of scholarships, as more money is still available.

'Rolling admissions' mean that applications are processed as they are received. In this case, admissions close whenever the program becomes, full so it still pays to get in early.

As always, please double-check the dates on a program's website.

HEC Paris - Full-Time MBA (France) - September Intake

  • • September 15
  • • October 15
  • • November 15
  • • January 1
  • • February 1
  • • March 1
  • • April 1
  • • May 1
  • • June 1
  • • July 1

ESMT Business School - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

  • • Program begins in January, deadlines run April-November

IE Business School - International MBA (Spain)

  • • Admissions on a rolling basis

Copenhagen Business School - Full-Time MBA (Denmark)

  • • Round 1: January 15
  • • Round 2: April 15
  • • Round 3: September 1

WHU - Otto Beisheim - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

  • • Deadline: April 30

The Lisbon MBA (Portugal)

  • • Round 1: June 30 (apply by this date if you are applying for a scholarship)
  • • Round 2: September 13

ESADE Business School - Full-Time MBA (Spain)

  • • Round 1: October 3
  • • Round 2: November 28
  • • Round 3: January 16
  • • Round 4: February 13
  • • Round 5: March 6
  • • Round 6: April 10
  • • Round 7: May 22
  • • Round 8: June 12 (EU residents only)

ESSEC Business School - Global MBA (France)

  • • Round 1: October 13
  • • Round 2: December 21
  • • Round 3: February 23
  • • Round 4: April 6

St. Gallen Business School - Full-Time MBA (Switzerland)

  • • Round 1: October 1
  • • Round 2: December 1
  • • Round 3: February 1
  • • Round 4: April 1
  • • Round 5: June 1
  • • Round 6: August 15

University of Pisa - Full-Time MBA - (Italy)

  • • Rolling deadlines

Grenoble Graduate School of Management - Full-Time (France)

  • • Rolling deadlines

INSEAD - Full-Time MBA - Paris Campus (France) - September Intake

  • • Round 1: September 21
  • • Round 2: November 30
  • • Round 3: January 25
  • • Round 4: March 1

Mannheim Business School - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

  • • Early bird deadline: November 30
  • • Second early bird deadline: March 31
  • • Then rolling admissions until September when the program begins

MIB School of Management (Italy)

  • • EU citizens: August 31
  • • Non-EU citizens: August 15

MIP School of Management (Italy)

  • • "Application deadlines may vary from year to year, but they are usually: August of the year prior to the MBA start date and the final deadline is July 15th of the same year."

Amsterdam Business School - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • • Final deadline: June 30

Hochschule Esslingen (Germany)

  • • Applications open from October 15 to May 31

HHL Leipzig - Full-Time (Germany)

  • • Round 1: January 31 (early-bird rate applies)
  • • Round 2: May 30 (non-EU candidates)
  • • Round 3: June 30 (EU candidates and remaining non-EU candidates not requiring a German visa)

Business School Lausanne (Switzerland)

  • • Round 1: March 31
  • • Round 2: May 31
  • • Round 3: July 31
  • • Round 4 (pending availability): August 25

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management - Full-Time MBA (Germany)

  • • Early-bird (with tuition discount): November 30
  • • Early-bird (with smaller tuition discount): February 28
  • • Scholarship deadline: May 31
  • • Application deadline: July 31

CEU Business School - Full-Time MBA (Hungary)

  • • Early admission deadline: February 1
  • • General admission deadline: June 30

Bologna Business School (Italy)

  • • 2018 MBA application deadlines not yet announced

SDA Bocconi - Full-Time MBA (Italy)

  • • Round 1: September 12
  • • Round 2: December 12

Nyenrode Business School - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • • Early bird deadline: April 1
  • • Round 2: June 1
  • • Final deadline: August 1

Tias School for Business and Society - Full-Time MBA (the Netherlands)

  • • Deadline: July 1

Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany)

  • • Applicants who need a visa: June 15
  • • Applicants from the EU or those who do not need a visa: July 31

IESE Business School - Full-Time MBA (Spain)

  • • Round 1: October17
  • • Round 2: January 9
  • • Round 3: March 6
  • • Round 4: April 24

Porto Business School - The Magellan MBA - Portugal

  • • Round 1: January 31
  • • Round 2: April 31
  • • Round 3: August 31

EMLyon - International MBA (France)

  • • Rolling application deadlines

Vlerick Business School - Full-Time International MBA (Belgium)

  • • Non-European citizens: June 30
  • • European citizens: August 30

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