Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships


Said Business School building

The Saïd Business School Foundation (SBSF) is a charitable trust established in 1998 in order to support the School in its pursuit of excellence.

The Foundation aims to assist the School in its pursuit of excellence in research, teaching and relevance to business practitioners with a view to establishing and maintaining the School as one the world’s top schools.

Scholarship details


No fixed value. We offer a range of partial awards, contributing towards course fees.

Number available

The number of awards varies per year but typically we have approximately 40 scholars funded through this stream of Said Business School Foundation scholarships in our MBA class.

Eligibility criteria

A portion of the scholarships will be available to candidates who have shown strong career progression and excellent career potential. Candidates should have strong communication skills, strong leadership ability or potential, and a readiness and enthusiasm to become a strong ambassador for the School whilst on the programme and beyond.

A further portion of these scholarships will be 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 and strong professional experience.

How to apply

No additional application is required.


There is no fixed application deadline for this scholarship.

All eligible offer-holders will be considered at each MBA admissions stage, and this funding will be available at all four stages. 

Beyond simply making it possible for me to study here, this scholarship has given me flexibility for my future to pursue work that I truly love and believe will change the world, rather than simply that which I know will have an immediate return. I am eternally grateful and very excited to go out and change the world under the Oxford name.

Eva Hoffmann

Said Business School Foundation Scholar, 2017-18

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.