Oxford Saïd Future Leaders Scholarships

SBS Scholars


The Oxford Saïd Future Leaders Scholarships are prestigious new awards, introduced in 2024, to honour the achievements and support the ambitions of our brightest and best MBA students, who will go on to become future leaders in their different fields. They are supported by a generous external donation, with the aim of supporting the School in its pursuit of excellence in research and teaching and learning. 

Scholarship details


A range of partial awards, typically up to £40,000, contributing towards course fees.

Number available

Typically 20-25 MBA scholars per year.

Eligibility criteria

All MBA applicants are eligible.

Selection criteria

  • Academic excellence, demonstrated through outstanding degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements.
  • Strong communication skills and excellent leadership ability or potential.
  • Outstanding career progression and potential to excel.
  • Enthusiasm to become a leading ambassador for the School whilst on the programme and beyond.

How to apply

No additional application required. We will use the details you supply in your MBA application form to determine suitability.


There is no fixed application deadline.

All offer-holders will be considered at each MBA admissions stage. This funding will be available at all three stages. 

We are excited to offer these new Future Leaders scholarships, which will help scholars to become tomorrow's leaders and enable Saïd Business School to establish itself as one the world’s top business schools.

Soumitra Dutta

Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School

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.