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 timelines, visit the website. 

Scholarship details


Full MBA course fees and a partial grant for living expenses. 

Number available

Up to four scholarships.

Selection 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 eligibility criteria, please see the Centre's webpage. 


How to apply

Candidates must submit a complete MBA application and complete the Skoll Scholarship essay document, which can be found in the 'Funding' section of the MBA application form. 

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



4 January 2023

However, early application is recommended. 

Selection process

Applications for the scholarship will be reviewed after each MBA admissions stage.

Candidates will receive an update on the status of their scholarship application and whether they have been shortlisted shortly after admissions decisions have been made. 

Final shortlisting is planned to take place in late March with candidates expected to be invited to interview in April and May.

The Skoll Scholarship has provided me with a space and community of incredible individuals of consequence that are looking to advance the prosperity of current and future generations by tackling world-scale problems.

Taku Machirori

Skoll Scholar 2021-22

Meet our scholars

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.