European Central Bank Scholarship for Women – Applications open on 4 May

The ECB Scholarship for Women is an initiative supporting female scholars from low income background in pursuing a Master’s degree in the field of economics, statistics, computing and engineering.

This year, the scholarship will be offered to 15 outstanding candidates who will:

  • Receive a grant of €10,000
  • Attend a study visit at the European Central Bank with dedicated activities, such as meeting with the ECB Women in Leadership Network
  • Gain insight into the ECB’s central banking and banking supervision functions
  • Meet fellow scholars and join the alumni community
  • Receive advice and mentoring from an ECB economist or expert in the field of banking supervision, statistics, engineering or information technology

To be considered eligible for the programme, the candidate should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • A woman and a citizen of an EU Member State;
  • Currently enrolled, or are about to enroll, in a master’s course in economics, statistics, engineering or computing at a European university or business school;
  • Facing a funding gap that may prevent them from pursuing their studies;
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at an EU academic institution with excellent grades (i.e. for bachelor’s degree)

More information on eligibility can be found on the ECB website and in the attached infographic.

On 5 May, a dedicated Graduateland info session will take place to present the scholarship and answer questions – interested candidates can register here. The applications will open from 4 until 25 May. The ECB is an inclusive employer that strives to represent the diversity of the population it serves. We aim to reflect the same inclusivity with this scholarship and to represent the diversity of women in the EU. We encourage women to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics