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Training Supports and Grants

eBSI runs a series of support programmes both through its own resources and in collaboration with third party institutions to assist participants who require financial assistance to study our programs. 

Depending on an applicant’s circumstances we can provide between 25-50% funding towards the cost of course fees of our major certification programs – this includes our highly popular International Trade Specialist Accreditation Programme and our new Diploma in Export Operations. 

Have a look at the programmes below and if you feel you qualify for one of them, feel free to apply, submitting your CV with your preliminary application.  A decision on grant assistance will normally be issued within 7 working days from your application.  eBSI has facilitated over $1.200,000 USD in assistance grants since 2002.  

Emerging Markets Grant Scheme

eBSI believes in fairness and solidarity for developing countries and we understand that not all our students can afford to pay western course fees for their education. We also strongly believe that the best way to assist countries to develop is to assist them in exporting their way out of poverty.

To this end, in 2002 eBSI established the Emerging Markets Grant Scheme where students and professionals from markets with a low income per capita can submit an application for up to 50% grant support towards the costs of their studies with eBSI.

The EMGS Grant is available for eligible candidates in countries with a Gross National Income per capita of USD 12,000 or under as calculated by the World Bank.   

IFC FIT Initiative

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Global Trade Facilitation Program wishes to facilitate and accelerate the development of an international network of International trade banks and professionals, which will in time develop into a network of accredited ‘finance of international trade’ professionals.

The intentions of the IFC GTFP under this project ‘FIT’ Initiative is to facilitate the implementation of a network driven accredited training program in the Finance of International Trade ‘FIT’ with a strong emphasis on the correct use and application of trade finance instruments including the new UCP 600 rules.

EU Accession Support Fund

Citizens from EU Accession Countries of  Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, may apply for up to 25% support towards the cost of course fees.

This program is open to nationals of these countries whether they are resident in their own countries or living in another EU Accession State.   

eBSI Global Financial Crisis Response Fund

Citizens from developed countries with an annual income per capital above 24,000 usd who have lost their job or suffered significant financial hardship as a result of the effects of the Global Financial Crisis can apply for grant support of up to 25% of the cost of course fees.    

Our highest priority is to enable people to develop a successful career in international trade.  We will do our best to facilitate as many applicants as possible within budgetary limits.