Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships



The Saïd Business School Foundation (SBSF) is a charitable trust established in 1998 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


We offer a range of partial awards, typically up to £25,000, 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 Saïd Business School Foundation scholarships in our MBA class.

Eligibility criteria

All MBA applicants are eligible.

Preference may be given to candidates of African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American nationality. 

Selection criteria

Selection criteria may include, but is not limited to:

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


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, and this funding will be available at all four stages. 

This scholarship is the reason I attended Saïd Business School. The generosity of the scholarship helped me to complete an MBA, with the added icing on the cake to complete my graduate education at Oxford University.

Momodou Sey

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholar, 2019-20

Meet our scholars

Africa and Oxford Saïd


Candidates of African nationality may also be interested in viewing details of our other scholarships:

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.