Saïd Business School Foundation Africa Scholarships



We are proudly at the forefront of promoting the African growth story and continue to advocate for greater levels of investment into talent from across Africa.

We want to ensure that the barriers facing potential African MBA students are overcome through support that includes scholarship funding from the Saïd Business School Foundation (SBSF). A charitable trust established in 1998, SBSF supports the School in its pursuit of excellence.

Scholarship details


We offer a range of partial awards, typically up to £20,000, contributing towards course fees.

Number available

The number of awards varies per year but typically we have around 10 scholars funded through this stream of Saïd Business School Foundation scholarships in our MBA class.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates of African nationality.

Selection criteria

  • Candidates should have strong degree results, a higher than regional average GMAT or GRE score, and demonstrated professional achievement and leadership skills.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a knowledge of and a commitment to the continent.

How to apply

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


There is no fixed application deadline for this scholarship.

All eligible offer-holders will be considered at each MBA admissions stage however, we cannot guarantee the availability of these scholarships in our later application stages, so early application is recommended.


Meet our scholars

Africa and Oxford Saïd


Candidates applying to join our 2022-23 MBA class may be interested in viewing details of the scholarships available to candidates who are nationals of, or ordinarily resident, in Africa:

We advocate for greater levels of investment into talent from across Africa, and we currently lead the way in supporting and recruiting students from Africa. 

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.