Forté Fellowships for Women

Forte Scholars

Scholarships for exceptional female candidates

Saïd Business School is proud to support Forté’s Fellowship programme.

We are committed to women’s leadership. Since 2013, we have proudly partnered with Forté – a non-profit working to launch women into successful and significant careers. Through Forté’s alliance of leading companies, top schools, and pioneering donors, we empower women to rise higher. 

Exceptional female candidates are selected to receive a Saïd Business School-funded Forté Fellowship. Along with the prestige of receiving this scholarship, Forté Fellows get access to exclusive Forté benefits, such as skill-building workshops, leadership conferences, networking opportunities, job postings, and more. Forté is a non-profit working to advance women in business and has a community of 100,000+ motivated and inspiring women changing the balance of power in the workplace.

Additionally, all female scholars at Saïd Business School will receive a Forté Fellow designation. Our female scholars will gain access to the excellent opportunities that engaging with the Forté network offers.

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

Scholarship details


£20,000 per scholarship

As a Forté Fellow at Saïd Business School, you will also have access to the excellent opportunities that engaging with the Forté network offers.

Number available

Three scholarships

In addition, all female scholars awarded a Saïd Business School Foundation scholarship or an 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.

Eligibility criteria

Female candidates

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.

How to apply

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


This scholarship will be awarded following Admissions Stage 2. The application deadline for this stage is 30 October 2020.

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

Deadline dates for all MBA admissions stages can be found on our Oxford MBA How to Apply page. 

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.