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Saïd Business School Scholarships

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The Saïd Business School has a number of scholarships to award to students accepted onto our 2018/19 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 Scholarships

A number of partial awards (typically up to £20,000) funded by alumni of the Saïd Business School are available. These awards will contribute towards a portion of the MBA tuition 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 tuition 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.  

EY Scholarships*

Candidates must be ordinarily resident in Angola in order to be considered for this award.  Up to seven awards are available, covering the full MBA tuition fee plus living expenses and flights (Angola-UK/ UK-Angola) at the start and end of the programme. 

All eligible offer-holders will be considered at every admissions stage, provided that all awards have not yet been allocated. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email and asked to submit an additional scholarship essay which will be used in the scholarship selection process. 

Forté Foundation Fellowships

Two scholarships of £15,000, to be used towards the MBA tuition fee, will be awarded to female candidates. 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 scholarship 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.

All female scholars awarded an SBSF scholarship or an Alumni Annual Fund scholarship will also become Forté Fellows. This may also apply to other scholarship schemes and will be decided on a case by case basis. 

Linbury Scholarships*

Three scholarships of £55,000 to be used towards the tuition 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.  It is expected that candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience in arts, heritage or cultural sector organisations; however this is not a requirement. In order to be considered, the MBA application must be submitted by the Stage 3 deadline (16 March 2018). Candidates shortlisted for an admissions interview will be contacted and asked to submit an additional scholarship essay in order to demonstrate suitability for the scholarship. Candidates who receive an admissions offer and who are shortlisted for the scholarship will then be invited to attend a scholarship interview. Further details on the Linbury Scholarships and the co-curricular activities for Linbury Scholars will be available in September 2017, please check back for further information. 

Oxford Ideality Scholarship

Scholarship funding of £30,000 is available. This will be allocated in full to one candidate or divided between two candidates and will contribute towards the MBA tuition fee. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence with a preference for students who are ordinarily resident in China. 

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 programme individually.  The deadline to apply to the MBA is 16 March 2018. Some partnering Masters programmes will close their applications in January 2018.

Up to five scholarships are available covering the full tuition and college fee and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,553) for both years of the 1+1 MBA programme. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

In your MBA application you must select 1+1 MBA under the programme of interest, and you must upload a scholarship essay. Full details regarding this scholarship, including details of the scholarship essay 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 tuition fee, to awards covering the full MBA tuition fee. 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 tuition 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. 

Saïd Business School Foundation Middle East Scholarships

A number of partial awards (typically up to £20,000) covering a portion of the MBA tuition 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 Skoll Scholarships*

Up to five scholarships are available. The scholarship will cover the full MBA programme fee and partial living expenses up to £8,000. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates with a strong track record in social entrepreneurship and who intend to return to work in this sector after their studies. For more information on the Scholarship eligibility criteria, please see the Skoll Scholarship Eligibility Criteria web page.

In order to be considered, you must apply to the MBA programme in Stages 1 or 2 (apply by 5 January 2018 at the latest) and must tick the 'Skoll' box in the Funding section of the MBA application form.

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. Candidates must submit their MBA application and the additional scholarship requirements by the Stage 2 deadline (5 January 2018). For further information including details of the additional application requirements, please visit the University’s Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme web page.

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