Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) LGBTQ+ Fellowships
The fellowships will enhance and extend the Oxford MBA’s existing LGBTQ+ network.
The Reaching Out MBA LGBTQ+ Fellowships are a joint effort between Saïd Business School and Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) to develop the LGBTQ+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. This partnership strengthens the School's reputation for inclusivity and helps to increase the number of students interested in promoting the empowerment and representation of LGBTQ+ students in top business schools.
Powered through the Rewley Fund, we offer exceptional candidates a ROMBA Fellowship to support their studies.
Up to £20,000 per award.
Up to two awards.
All MBA applicants are eligible for the fellowship, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- A commitment to, and leadership within, the LGBTQ+ community.
- A passion to empower LGBTQ+ classmates and allies.
- Intention to be actively involved with Pride@SBS, preferably in a leadership position.
- Academic achievement and excellence, demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements.
Candidates are advised to highlight these attributes in their fellowship essays.
How to apply
Candidates must submit a complete MBA application and upload the fellowship essays in the 'Funding' section of the programme application form.
In no more than 500 words per question, please answer the following questions:
- How have you contributed to LGBTQ+ causes and impacted the community?
- How do you plan to use the ROMBA Fellowship to impact your time at Oxford and in your future career?
Essays will be reviewed in strict confidence.
5 January 2024
Early application is recommended.
Applications for the fellowship will be reviewed after each MBA admissions stage.
Candidates will receive an update on the status of their fellowship application and whether they have been shortlisted shortly after admissions decisions have been made.
Final shortlisting is planned to take place in March with fellowships announced at the beginning of April.
The School is dedicated to being an active ally
We are excited to admit our first fellows, who have already shown a huge amount of commitment to supporting those in the LGBTQ+ community. We look forward to seeing their impact as future leaders.
Our Pride@SBS group encourages current students, alumni, and future students to join together to share ideas, raise awareness, and build an understanding of the LGBTQI+ community here at Saïd Business School.
Club members also have access to the University of Oxford’s LGBTQ+ society which hosts popular social events and promotes welfare services. Many colleges also have their own LGBTQ+ organisations for graduate students.
Membership is open to all LGBTQ+ students and alumni and LGBTQ+ allies. We also welcome interest from future students keen to learn more about our club and community.