Forté Fellowships for Women



Fellowships for exceptional female candidates.

Since 2013, we have proudly partnered with Forté, a non-profit working to launch women into successful and significant careers. Powered through the Rewley Fund, we offer exceptional female candidates a Forté Fellowship to support their studies.

Through Forté’s alliance of leading companies, top schools, and pioneering donors, we empower women to rise higher. Along with the prestige of receiving this funding, our Forté Fellows gain access to the Forté network, a community of 100,000+ motivated and inspiring women changing the balance of power in the workplace, and a range of other exclusive benefits.

We are also proud to offer Forté Fellowships to Executive MBA candidates. For more information, please visit our Executive MBA Scholarships for Women.

Fellowship details


Up to £30,000 per fellowship. 

Additional benefits

As a Forté Fellow at Saïd Business School, you will get access to exclusive Forté benefits, such as:

  • Inclusion in the Forté Fellow resume book, which is distributed each autumn to Forté sponsor companies; 
  • Inclusion in the Forté Fellow email lists, through which you can stay connected with Forté Fellows at member schools; 
  • Special access to the Fellow section of the Forté website and the Fellow LinkedIn group; 
  • Free lifetime Premium Access Pass to Forté ($50 value annually); 
  • Mentoring and special opportunities to connect with other Fellows and Forté representatives at Saïd Business School; 
  • Invitation to the Forté Pre MBA Leadership Conference;
  • A lifelong connection with the Forté Foundation community. 

In addition, all female scholars awarded a Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship or a Rewley Scholarship (formerly Alumni Annual Fund Scholarship) will also receive a Forté Fellow designation. This may also apply to other scholarship schemes and will be decided on a case by case basis.

Number available

Up to three fellowships available. 

Eligibility criteria

Open to female candidates. 

Selection criteria

  • Academic achievement and 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.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have taken part in the Forté MBALaunch programme.  

How to apply

No additional application is required, we will use the details you supply in your MBA application form to determine eligibility.

A complete MBA application must be submitted by the deadline. 


These fellowships will be awarded following admissions stage 2 (12 October 2022). 

If the fellowships are not awarded to candidates who apply by this date, the fellowship(s) will be awarded at a later admissions stage, however early application to the MBA programme is advised.

With Forté’s support, I felt empowered to begin my MBA journey knowing that I had a community who were advocating for my success and inspiring me to give my MBA my very best.

Amandine Roche

Forté Scholar 2019-20

Meet our fellows

Apply to the MBA or 1+1 MBA

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