Skoll World Forum - Student Ticket Fellowship

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship


Each year, the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and strategic partners gather to exchange ideas and activate solutions.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, and large-scale social change. This is one of the world’s principal gatherings bringing together creative and ambitious leaders, thinkers, and innovators to inspire and challenge each other in entrepreneurial approaches to the world’s most pressing problems. 

Student Ticket Fellowship

Skoll World Forum 2018 - Young Woman Networking

The Skoll Centre is pleased to announce that applications to the Skoll World Forum Student Ticket Fellowship are now open.

Each year, the Skoll Centre awards a small number of University of Oxford postgraduate students with a free delegate ticket to this prestigious event. While spaces are limited, it is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the leading entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow. This year’s Forum takes place from 9-12 April, and takes place at the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

All successful applicants will need to attend the whole event and are required to write one blog on a session that will be posted on the Skoll Centre and Oxford Saïd blogsite.

As there are limited number of tickets available, applicants must apply in full by 12 noon (UK time) Wednesday, 30 January.

You will be notified if you are successful by Friday, 8 February 2019. Please be aware that we expect a high volume of applications, so be sure to give yourself enough time to apply.

Application criteria

  1. Proven commitment to social and/or environmental impact work both at Oxford and prior to your studies
  2. Your future ambitions/goals and how attending the Skoll World Forum might contribute to those
  3. Positions and volunteer roles taken on at Oxford and your ability/commitment to sharing your learning with other stakeholders or communities in Oxford
  4. Ability to communicate effectively and write engaging blog posts at the Skoll World Forum

Written blog

As part of the Fellowship, all students attending as part of this offering will write at least one blog post about the Forum to be posted by the Skoll Centre.

Examples of blogs written by previous fellows:

Role of women and girls in climate change - by Gladys Ngetich, Rhodes Scholar and DPhil in Engineering Science at the Department of Engineering Science.

Lean impact: How to scale for good - by Nikhil Dugal, Skoll Scholar and 2017-18 Oxford MBA.

Choosing inclusion over exclusion for refugees and migrants - by Emilie McDonnell, MPhil in Law at the Faculty of Law.