NGWL Award

NGWL Award

The Next Generation Women Leaders award is a scholarship designed to recognize talent and support students who would like to maximize their own potential.

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

I felt more confident applying for an internship as I was able to leverage my knowledge of the firm.

The NGWL award is intended for students outside of North America. It is one of many worldwide programs aimed at helping individuals get to know McKinsey better.


Deadline: January 14, 2019


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


Your office preferences define which academic transcripts are required. Transcripts do not need to be in English.

  • Africa, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden require academic transcripts from high school onwards.
  • Asia and Pacific, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland require university transcripts.
  • For other offices, academic transcripts are optional, but please include relevant grades in your resume.

Your resume (in English), which should include details of your education and grades, work experience, and any extracurricular activities and achievements.

A cover letter (one page maximum, in English), which should include a paragraph about your most notable accomplishment and a paragraph describing how you would benefit from receiving the award.

Your office/practice preference
Our participating offices are listed below. 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.

Participating offices

Participating practices


Apply by January 14, 2019

Related events

May 3-5, 2019

Apply for the Washington, D.C. event

Three-day residential event for North America-based female professionals with up to ten years of work experience. Applications will open in January 2019.
May 24-26, 2019

Apply for the Paris event

Three-day residential event for EMEA-based female students in the penultimate and final year of their undergraduate or graduate degree programs and working professionals with up to eight years of work experience. Applications will open in January 2019.