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Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Now accepting MBA applications for 2015-2017 Pershing Square Scholars

Pershing Square Scholars are extraordinary individuals with a passion for tackling world-scale issues while delivering sustainable and scalable impact. 

In the 21st Century, Pershing Square Scholars will re-define what it means to be a transformative global leader.

The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five scholarships per year, which support extraordinary individuals in developing and realising their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 programme.

Candidates will be invited to apply for the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship once they have been accepted to the Oxford 1+1 MBA.

Applicant criteria

  • Combination of academic and leadership potential.
  • Strong personal character.
  • Experience, aptitude and intention of pursuing a career that addresses global challenges.
  • Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil this intention.

Admissions process

MBA applications for the 2015-2017 1+1 programme and Pershing Square Scholarship are now open! Interested candidates should complete the online Oxford 1+1 MBA application, selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest.

Candidates must also apply to the MSc of your choice (according to departmental deadlines). Our partnering departments will begin accepting MSc applications in September. Once an applicant is admitted to the 1+1 programme they will then be asked to submit a short statement for Scholarship consideration. Short-listed Scholarship applicants will be invited to interview with the Scholarship panel.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel, as per the deadlines  below:

  First round (for applications received during stage 1 & 2) Second round (for applications received during stage 3 & 4)
Interview decisions 30 January 2015 20 May 2015
Interview dates 16-17 February 2015 8-9 June 2015
Final decision 9 March 2015 22 June 2015

About the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Pershing Square Foundation’s gift of £4.5m will endow the Scholarships in perpetuity. The University of Oxford has provided a further £3m under the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund, taking the total Scholarship funding to £7.5m. 

The first five Oxford Pershing Square Scholars will join the 1+1 MBA programme in September 2014.

About us

The Pershing Square Foundation supports exceptional leaders and innovative organisations that tackle social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact. The Foundation is committed to supporting areas such as economic development, education, healthcare, justice and the arts.