Start Your Tsinghua INSEAD GEMBA Applications – Admissions is Ongoing!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Tsinghua-INSEAD Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is looking for experienced executives with intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn and challenge themselves in a rigorous academic program. Tsinghua-INSEAD welcomes applications from around the world regardless of race, religion, gender or financial status.

The GEMBA is not simply an intensive business course. It is an intense all-round experience: a major commitment that must be sustained over many months. Before starting the EMBA Admissions process, please consider that you must attend – and prepare for – all modules without exception, as well as completing a substantial volume of work between modules.

INSEAD GEMBA Admissions Criteria

GEMBA has four admissions criteria which all bear equal importance:

Proven Leadership

INSEAD is looking for applicants who can demonstrate their potential as leaders. They will consider your professional experience and past performance when assessing your application. Participants in GEMBA’s current class have an average of 13 years of work experience and at least three years in a management role in charge of teams and/or projects.

Academic Capacity

The INSEAD GEMBA is intensive, rigorous and challenging. You must have a sound academic foundation: a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university (although in exceptional circumstances, INSEAD may waive this requirement).

International Outlook

INSEAD GEMBA attracts applicants with cross-cultural sensitivity and an international outlook. They consider applicants who have lived, worked, or studied abroad or who are working for international companies or on an international level with clients, suppliers or other stakeholders.

Ability to Contribute

INSEAD GEMBA seeks candidates who demonstrate a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and through working on group projects. Participants are expected to contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experiences.


To apply to the INSEAD GEMBA program, you must submit an online application form and the necessary supporting documentation. After submission, you will be emailed a confirmation of receipt and notification of any missing elements. A notification will be sent within 5 business days for the next steps to follow.

  • Select INSEAD EMBA Assessment, EA or GMAT
  • Profile Information
  • Job Description and Motivational Essays
  • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • English Language Certification
  • CV
  • Photograph
INSEAD GEMBA Dates and Deadlines

There is one GEMBA intake per year, divided into three regional sections, comprising around 210 participants and representing over 50 nationalities in total. The EMBA Admissions process is the same for all GEMBA applicants, whether they apply for Asia, the Middle East or the Europe section. However, application deadlines are different as the sections start at different dates.

While GEMBA has deadlines, they accept applications on a rolling basis, meaning as soon as you submit, they will start processing your application. However, it is recommended to apply as early as possible, especially if you intend to apply for a scholarship.

Discover more about GEMBA, its values, and strong community, as well as its campuses and student life by enrolling in the program!

To start your application, contact China Admissions and speak with our highly trained student counselors who will provide you with professional advice and guidance.

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