Can you convince a jury and win the Masters Challenge?

Talents from all over the globe are invited to take part in this year’s Nyenrode Master Challenge with six full scholarships on offer for the candidates who can best convince a live jury why they should win.

The Nyenrode Master Challenge is an online competition where participants from a diverse professional and national backgrounds from all over the world pitch themselves to a live jury in an online classroom.

The jury, comprised of faculty, staff and current students, select the best pitches to award revolving scholarships for either Nyenrode’s International MBA or Master of Science in Management (full-time) program starting in Autumn 2013.


The Nyenrode Master Challenge is designed to bring together students from all over the globe into an interactive virtual and also a real-time environment.

In previous competitions, Nyenrode had candidates from all corners of the world, covering all continents. Some participants impressed the juries by driving hundreds of kilometres to internet cafés to have a good internet connection for the final interview.

Remarkable students

Désirée van Gorp, Associate Dean of Degree Programs at Nyenrode, says, “Nyenrode strives to interact with remarkable students in the most personal manner possible, wherever they may be in the world.

‘We believe that the global talents should be rewarded by quality education and as a university we feel responsible and proud to hold such competition using new technology available to proactively reach out to them in an innovative way.

Robin Pascoe, editor of, added, ‘ is delighted to join Nyenrode University’s search for global talents through the Nyenrode Master Challenge. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people with entrepreneurial drive to really boost their skills and expertise in a glorious and international setting.’

The competition follows the success of International MBA Challenge in April and MSc in Management Challenge in June, 2012, in which over 4,000 global talents from more than 110 countries took part.


The winners of the Nyenrode Master Challenge 2013 will be awarded with the following rewards:

• 3 full scholarships for the International MBA worth 32,500 Euros each
• 3 full scholarships for the Masters in Science worth 24,000 Euros each
• Partial scholarships for those who demonstrate unique talents during the competition.

Nyenrode Master Challenge starts on November 1st, 2012 and the deadline to enter the competition is January 27th, 2013. The final round is on February 6th for Master of Science in Management and on February 7th for International MBA in an innovative online multi-user platform.

For more information or to enter the competition, prospective students are invited to go to



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