Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship

Overview

Funded by the international integrated energy company Eni

Africa, for Eni, is the past, the present and the future. Africa is the continent which Eni has experienced, as pioneer, and the one, which today continues to shape Eni’s experiences as partner of countries where Eni has established lasting relationships, understanding and respecting African societies and cultures and their diversity. A presence in a continent, which supplies more than half of Eni’s crude oil and natural gas production, a share which is increasing thanks to the successes of recent prospecting campaigns. In these complex times, the energy industry is faced with a twin challenge: ensuring that the world’s growing population, due to increase from 7 to more than 11 billion people by 2100, has access to low cost energy and, at the same time, making sure that this is achieved in an environmentally sustainable way.

In line with its mission, inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Eni contributes to the SDGs targets through strategic cooperations focused on areas of common interest such as youth employment, agriculture value chains and renewable energy and energy efficiency, particularly in Africa.

Eni has a very long tradition of supporting scholarships. The “Scuola Enrico Mattei” paved the way for post graduate education in Italy and proved to be a pioneer for managerial studies in Europe. Since 1957 the “Scuola” has granted scholarships to around 2600 young graduates from 111 different countries to attend an oil and energy industry “Master MEDEA” programme, spreading the Mattei legacy throughout the world. Eni’s training and knowledge management is promoted and implemented through Eni Corporate University. In order to reinforce the company’s expertise in its business areas, Eni avails itself of a long established relational network with the most prestigious national and international universities. Amongst these esteemed institutions Eni can count on the collaboration of Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, besides the leading Italian Universities.

Scholarship details

Value

The full MBA course fees, a living expenses stipend, and one return air fare.

Number available

Two

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for high aspiring and high potential African MBA candidates who can contribute to better leadership and governance of the continent. Scholars will be selected by Oxford Saïd on academic merit and/or potential.

Candidates must be ordinarily resident in one of the African countries in which Eni operates including:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Rep. of Congo
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia

How to apply

Once you have submitted your MBA application, we will use the details you have provided to determine your eligibility for this scholarship. You do not need to undertake any additional actions.

Deadline

There is no fixed application deadline for this scholarship. All eligible offer-holders will be considered after each MBA admissions deadline, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of the scholarship in our latest application stage.

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Candidates of African nationality may also be be interested in our Saïd Business School Foundation Africa Scholarships.