Executive MBA Scholarships for Women

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Two types of scholarships are available for exceptional female candidates at each intake of the Executive MBA programme.

The Forté Foundation Fellowships for Women
Saïd Business School is a proud member of the Forté Foundation, a non-profit consortium of major corporations and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.

The Oxford Executive MBA Scholarships for Women in association with the 30% Club
The aim of these scholarships, in association with the 30% Club, is to support female candidates of merit and to encourage an increase in women considering senior leadership roles.

Scholarship details

This information relates to the September 2020 and later intakes of the programme.


  • The Forté Foundation Fellowship for Women provides £25,000 towards course fees.
  • The Oxford Executive MBA Scholarships for Women in association with the 30% Club covers 50% of the course fees.

Number available

One Forté Foundation Fellowship and two Oxford Executive MBA Scholarship for Women in association with the 30% Club are available, per each intake of the EMBA programme. 

Selection criteria

  • Academic achievement (Assessed through CV, transcripts, scholarship statement)
  • Professional achievement; in particular evidence of leadership, or leadership potential (Assessed through CV, scholarship statement)
  • A desire to inspire/act as a role model (Assessed through scholarship statement)
  • A readiness and enthusiasm to become a committed ambassador for the School, representing the School’s values, both whilst on the programme and beyond. (Assessed through scholarship statement)

How to apply

Upload a supporting statement (200–400 words) in the Funding section of the Executive MBA programme application form, addressing how you meet the scholarship selection criteria.


Candidates must submit a complete Executive MBA application including the scholarship statement by the deadline in order to be considered.

  • September 2020 intake: 06 April 2020. 
  • January 2021 intake: 31 July 2020. 

Assessing candidate suitability

Candidates' suitability for these scholarships will be assessed via both the scholarship statement and the Executive MBA application form.

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

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

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

Apply to the Executive MBA programme

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Visit our Executive MBA programme page to find out more about the programme and its benefits, the admissions requirements, and how to apply. You can also contact the Executive MBA recruitment team for a discussion about your suitability for the programme. 

If you have any questions about the Executive MBA programme, or your eligibility for applying for a scholarship, your regional Recruitment Manager will be happy to help.

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