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Applying for the Pershing Square Scholarship

Applications for the 2018-20 Pershing Square Scholars class are now open!

The Pershing Square Scholarship provides up to five scholars per year with funding for tuition, college fees and living expenses for both the MSc and the MBA programme.

To be awarded a the scholarship, you must be fully admitted to the Oxford 1+1 MBA (both MBA and partnering Master's programmes). 

Applicant criteria

  • Combination of academic and leadership potential
  • Strong personal character
  • Experience, aptitude and intention of pursuing a career that addresses global challenges
  • Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil this intention

Admissions process

Complete the MBA application form (selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest), as well as apply to the partnering Master's degree of your choice by the March 2018 admissions deadlines. (Please note, some partnering Master's programmes close their admissions following the January application deadlines.)

When submitting your MBA application, you will need to include a scholarship essay in addition to the required MBA essays. This year's question is: 'How do you intend to change the world? What does this tell us about you as a person?’ (Maximum 500 words)

Shortlisted scholarship applicants will then be invited to interview with the scholarship panel.

Pershing Square

"The Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholars Programme will support the world’s future leaders so they can create positive change around the world."

Bill Ackman

CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., and founder of The Pershing Square Foundation

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