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Saïd Business School Scholarships

Overview information

Saïd Business School has a range of different scholarships to award to students accepted onto our 2019/20 MBA programme.

Some scholarships have fixed application deadlines and these are listed in the information below.

For the remainder of our scholarships, awards are made following each admissions stage and all offer-holders are considered at each stage. Some scholarships require an additional action of candidates in order to be considered. Where this is the case, the scholarship name below is followed by an asterisk. 

 

 

Alumni Annual Fund (AAF) Scholarships

A number of partial awards (typically up to £20,000) funded by alumni of Saïd Business School are available. The number of awards varies per year but usually we have approximately 15 AAF scholars in our MBA class. These awards will contribute towards a portion of the MBA programme fee. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements.

 

Dean’s Africa Scholarship

One £10,000 scholarship contributing towards the MBA programme fee will be awarded to a candidate of African nationality who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and who can demonstrate a commitment to the African continent via personal mentorship or community involvement.  

 

Forté Foundation Fellowships

All female scholars awarded a Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship or an Alumni Annual Fund Scholarship in any of our admissions stages will become Forté Fellows. This may also apply to other scholarship schemes and will be decided on a case by case basis.

Additionally, two Forte Fellow scholarships of £15,000, to be used towards the MBA programme fee, will be awarded to female candidates who apply by the 02 November 2018 deadline. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements. Candidates should also demonstrate good leadership skills.

The aim of the scholarships is to support female candidates of merit and to help increase the number of women joining Saïd Business School. More broadly the scholarship seeks to encourage an increase in women considering a management career within the business sector.

 

Jacobs Foundation Scholarships*

The Jacobs Foundation Scholarship is open to candidates with a strong interest in the field of youth and child development. Jacobs Foundation scholars have an entrepreneurial vision, are dedicated to social issues, and usually have a minimum of three years' work experience.

Two scholarships are available, contributing £26,500 to the programme fee. As a Jacobs Foundation scholar, you will also benefit from interaction with the Jacobs Foundation directly. Scholars will be invited to attend an introductory week in Zurich, Switzerland, prior to the start of their Oxford programme. The date for this introductory week will be announced soon. Attendance at the introductory week is strongly recommended.

Eligibility criteria:
Candidates must have an interest in the following areas (in order of priority):

  • Childhood development, learning education (ed-tech, early-ed, parenting, brain development);
  • Agricultural development in Africa (food security, microfinance, supply-chain);
  • Impact investment, with a preference for education.

Candidates who have industry experience from the NGO, education or government sector are welcome to apply.

Additionally, you must be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City.  (With a preference for Senegal, Guinea, Cote D'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Romania.)

How to apply:
You must upload an additional Jacobs Foundation Scholarship essay in the Funding section of your programme application form and submit a complete programme application by a deadline of 11 January 2019.

The scholarship essay should cover how you meet the scholarship eligibility criteria outlined above and should be a maximum of 500 words.

If both scholarships are not awarded to candidates who apply by the deadline, candidates applying to the final MBA application deadline of 05 April 2019 will also be considered.

 

Linbury Scholarships*

Three scholarships of £57,200 to be used towards the programme fee, plus a funded programme of co-curricular activities for Linbury Scholars, are available across the Saïd Business School MBA and Executive MBA programmes. Candidates must be ordinarily resident in the UK, and must demonstrate a long-term commitment to the arts, heritage or cultural sectors by articulating the intention to pursue a career in these fields in the UK post the MBA/EMBA programme. In addition, a minimum of two years’ experience in an arts, heritage or cultural sector organisation is desirable. 

To apply, you must submit an additional Linbury Scholarship essay in the Funding section of your programme application form and submit your complete application by a deadline of 11 January 2019.

Once admissions decisions to both programmes have been announced, a shortlisting process will then take place assessing both the scholarship essay and details listed within your programme application form. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an in-person scholarship interview, where the selection panel will select the successful Linbury Scholars.

Further details on the Linbury Scholarships including the scholarship application essay question are available on our Linbury Scholarships page.

 

Oxford - Leo Tong Chen Scholarships

Six scholarships of £15,000 to be used towards the MBA tuition fee are available to candidates who are ordinarily resident in China, USA, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements.

 

Oxford Pershing Square Scholarships*

You must be applying to the 1+1 MBA programme in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Deadlines will vary per programme so you should check each partner programme individually for its deadline.  The deadline to apply to the MBA is 11 January 2019. Some partnering Masters programmes will close their applications in early January 2019.

Up to five scholarships are available covering the full programme fee and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,777) for both years of the 1+1 MBA programme. 

To apply, you must upload a scholarship essay in the Funding section of your 1+1 MBA application and must submit a complete application by the deadline. Full details regarding this scholarship, including the scholarship essay title and the full scholarship selection process can be found on the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship web page

 

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available, ranging from partial awards contribution towards the MBA programme fee, to awards covering the full MBA programme fee. The number of awards varies per year but typically we have approximately 50 scholars funded through this stream of Said Business School Foundation scholarships in our MBA class.

These scholarships are awarded based on a number of factors.  A portion of the scholarships will be available to candidates who have shown strong career progression and excellent career potential.  Candidates should have strong communication skills, strong leadership ability or potential, and a readiness and enthusiasm to become a strong ambassador for the School whilst on the programme and beyond.  A further portion of these scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements. Candidates should also demonstrate good leadership skills and strong professional experience. 

 

Saïd Business School Foundation Africa Scholarships

A number of partial awards (typically up to £20,000) covering a portion of the MBA programme fee are available to candidates of African nationality who demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to the continent. Applicants should have strong degree results, a higher than regional average GMAT or GRE score, and demonstrated professional achievement and leadership skills. The number of awards varies per year but typically we have around 14 scholars funded through this stream of Saïd Business School Foundation scholarships in our MBA class.

 

Saïd Business School Foundation Middle East Scholarships

A number of partial awards (typically up to £15,000) covering a portion of the MBA programme fee are available to candidates of Middle Eastern nationality who demonstrate knowledge of and a commitment to the region. Applicants should have strong degree results, a higher than regional average GMAT or GRE score, and demonstrated professional achievement and leadership skills. The number of awards varies per year but typically we have around 5 scholars funded through this stream of Said Business School Foundation scholarships in our MBA class.

 

The Skoll Scholarships*

Up to five scholarships are available. The scholarship will cover the full MBA programme fee and living expenses of at least £14,777. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates with a strong track record in social entrepreneurship and who intend to continue creating positive social impact after their studies. For more information on the Scholarship eligibility criteria, please see the Skoll Scholarship Eligibility Criteria web page.

To apply, you must upload your Skoll Scholarship essays within the Funding section of your MBA application and submit a complete MBA application by a deadline of 11 January 2019.

After acceptance onto the MBA programme, the Skoll Centre will email a short additional online application.

Candidates who do not upload their essays and complete the online application by the relevant deadlines will not be considered for the Scholarship.

The Skoll Scholarship website provides full information, including the application and interview timeline. 

 

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme*

The Saïd Business School Foundation co-funds up to three MBA places on this Oxford University scholarship scheme.

To apply, you must tick the 'Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme' box in the Funding section of the MBA application form and must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships Statement and upload it to your MBA application form, by the deadline of 11 January 2019. 

The scholarship statement template for 2019-20 entry will be available on the University's Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme page from 1st September 2018. Please do not complete an older version of the statement, this will not be accepted by the scholarship committee.

Candidates must submit their complete MBA application and the additional scholarship requirements by a deadline of 11 January 2019. For further information including details of the additional application requirements, please visit the University’s Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme web page after 1st September 2018.

 

 

 

 

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