2019 McKinsey & Company Next Generation Women Leaders Award

Deadline: January 14, 2019.

McKinsey & Company would like to offer you an opportunity to apply for the Next Generation Women Leaders award – a scholarship designed to recognize talent and support students who would like to maximize their own potential.



  • a student working towards a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD, from any discipline or background


Africa: AngolaCasablancaJohannesburgLagosNairobi

Asia Pacific: BangkokBangaloreChennaiDelhiGurugram; Hanoi; JakartaKuala LumpurManilaMelbourneMumbaiPerthSeoulSingaporeSydneyTokyoOsaka

Eastern Europe: AlmatyAstana; Belgrade; BucharestBudapestKievMoscowPragueWarsawZagreb

Western Europe: AmsterdamAntwerpAthensBerlinBrusselsCologneCopenhagenDublinDusseldorfFrankfurtGenevaHamburgHelsinkiIstanbulLisbonLondonLuxembourgMadridMilanMunichOsloParisRomeStockholmStuttgartViennaZurich

Middle East: Abu DhabiDohaDubaiKuwaitRiyadhTel Aviv

South AmericaBogotaBuenos AiresLimaMedellin



Recipients will be awarded:

  • 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
  • individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants to support you as you consider your academic trajectory and career aspiration
  • an invitation to a local McKinsey event or an office visit



To apply please submit:

  • Your CV in English including details of your education (including grades), 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 (do not need to be in English) depending on your office preferences (please see details below)
  1. Africa, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onwards
  2. Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts
  3. For other offices, academic transcripts are optional, but please include relevant grades in your resume

Before submitting your application, please do make sure you have uploaded all the relevant attachments – we will not be able to process your application without the transcripts, cover letter and CV as requested.

When you apply you will be asked to list up to two office locations which will review your application. We advise you 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. This does not limit you to any office/practice for the future.  




Next Generation Women Leaders Award

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