The Skoll Scholarship

About the Skoll Scholarship

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Hear stories from three generations of Skoll Scholars as they describe their impact journeys.


Provided by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford Saïd.

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is a leading centre for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. Their scholarship is open to students pursuing entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. Providing full funding, the Scholarship also provides access to the Skoll Scholar community, a group of leaders who are positively impacting the world through innovation and systems change, as well as exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors.

Brief information is provided below. For full information, including the application and interview timeline, visit the Skoll Scholarship website

Scholarship details


Covers the full MBA course fees and living expenses of at least £14,985.

Number available

Up to four scholarships.

Eligibility criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to candidates with a strong track record in social entrepreneurship and who intend to continue creating positive social impact after their studies. For more information on the Scholarship eligibility criteria, please see the Skoll Centre’s Scholarship Eligibility Criteria web page.


How to apply

You must complete the Skoll Scholarship essays document (found in the Funding section of the MBA application form) and upload this as part of your MBA application.

You must upload your completed essays within the Funding section of the application form, and submit a complete MBA application,  during stages 1, 2 or 3 of the MBA admissions process.

We advise that you allow yourself around one week to write your Skoll Scholarship essays.



Apply in stages 1, 2 or 3 of the MBA admissions process.

The stage 3 application deadline is 10 January 2020. 

Without the Scholarship, none of the things that I’m working on now would have been possible. Through the MBA programme I met my co-founder, gained the tools to start my own enterprise, and strengthened my self-esteem to drive it forward. The support of the Scholar Community has given me a broader social impact network, which has proved valuable in pursuing other impact opportunities.

Macarena Hernandez de Obeso

Skoll Scholar 2016-17

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.