The Wimdu Scholarship Programme

Programme details

The Wimdu Scholarship programme is designed to recognise the skills that are fundamental to a successful marketing campaign in a fast-paced, global economy. A scholarship of £1000 will be provided bi-annually in September and February to assist two promising students interested in pursuing a career in business and marketing related fields. In addition to this, Wimdu will also offer a guaranteed job interview to the scholarship recipient upon graduation.

Since its launch in 2011 Wimdu GmbH has played an important role in disrupting the travel industry through innovative strategies and business marketing campaigns. Our company consists of a growing team of international business professionals and constantly thrives in harnessing a dynamic entrepreneurial and marketing spirit.

Arne Bleckwenn, Wimdu GmbH CEO: "Wimdu GmbH continues to play a key role in shaping the future of the global travel industry. The Wimdu scholarship will help and encourage Business Management and Marketing students to bridge the gap between university and graduate employment".

Application Deadline: January 24th, 2014

Who is eligible:

All entrants must be entering their final year of study (Undergraduate or Masters) in a degree connected to the fields of Marketing, Business Administration or Communications for the academic year 2013-2014. All applications must be made from an associated* university email account and have attached proof from the university that confirms the applicant meets the set criteria. The award is open to all nationalities, provided they are enrolled at a UK-based university.

How to apply:

Applicants are asked to supply to our judging panel with a 1500-2000 word synopsis, highlighting the challenges and suggesting solutions for an online based travel company, such as Wimdu, looking to make ground in the competitive UK market. The judges will select the most creative and compelling idea submitted. Applications for the next academic year will open at 9am on September 30th 2013 and close on 11.59pm January 24th 2014. The successful applicant will be announced on February 10th 2014.

Rules and Guidelines

  • All essays submitted should be written by the entrant and be clear of any plagiarism. Applications will be checked for any signs of duplication
  • Applicants must be able to prove they are due to start their final year on a Marketing, Business Administration or Communications focused course.
  • Please make sure you submit your application from your university email account and it includes the following:
    • Copy of 1500-2000 word essay
    • Proof of student status for 2013-14 academic year.
    • Proof of enrolment onto final year of a Marketing/Communications/Business course. (In cases where enrolment is still to be confirmed please send confirmation of enrolment for the current year).

For further information about these requirements and the Wimdu scholarship programme in general please contact. [email protected]

* Please note that unfortunately Wimdu can only accept applications from students whose universities have allowed their students to apply for the Wimdu Scholarship Programme.

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About Wimdu:

Wimdu is a Berlin-based European accommodation provider. We bring together travellers and hosts from across the globe and currently have more than 300,000 properties in over 100 countries worldwide. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Hinrich Dreiling and Arne Bleckwenn in 2011, Wimdu has experienced dynamic growth and is now considered a forerunner in the marketplace for private apartment rentals. From beautiful villas in Barcelona, a chic apartment in Paris, a short-term base in Amsterdam or a holiday apartment in Berlin; Wimdu has a plethora of properties in Europe’s capital cities and major holiday destinations.