Executive Diploma Director's Awards


Our Executive Diploma Director’s Awards enable us to both maintain and enhance the diversity of each class. 

Open to candidates who can effectively demonstrate how they will enhance the learning experience of the cohort through the diverse experience they have accumulated to date. Awards vary to cover up to 50% of diploma programme fees. 

Award details


Up to 50% of programme fees.

Number available

Up to three per cohort.

Eligibility criteria

All diploma applicants. 

Selection criteria

  • Experience/background that will enhance the diversity of the cohort.
  • Long-term benefit to the candidate's sector/country/region. 
  • Academic and professional achievement and potential.
  • Must be educated to degree level. 

How to apply

You must submit a completed diploma application and upload a supporting statement (maximum 500 words) in the 'Funding' section of the programme application form, answering this question: 

How will your background enhance the diversity of your diploma class, and how will the programme benefit your sector/country/region in the long term?  


1 July 2024.

Assessing candidate suitability

You suitability will be assessed via both the scholarship statement and the diploma application form. 

The CV and transcripts submitted with the programme application may be used when assessing award suitability. However, we recommend that any information you feel is important for award assessment is highlighted within the supporting statement. 

You are also encouraged to provide context where necessary: for example, if success has been achieved through individual determination, ambition or motivation. 

Please note the supporting statement is not used during the admissions process. 

Meet our scholars and awardees

Oxford Executive Diploma scholarships and awards. 

Find out more about the diplomas

Explore where an Executive Diploma could take you on our programme pages. Learn more about the admission requirements, Oxford experience, and how to apply. 

You can also contact the recruitment team for a discussion about your suitability for the programme, or submit your CV for review.