2012-2013 MBA Scholarships at University of Oxford

2012-2013 MBA Scholarships are now open to international students wishing to study at the University of Oxford, UK. The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Once selected, these students are known as Skoll Skollars.

The Skollarship provides tutition for social entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in social enterprises, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.

The Scholarship is given in recognition that the MBA may represent a significant financial burden, particularly for those who have chosen to work in social ventures rather than the commercial or public sectors.


To be considered, you need to meet the following criteria:

1. Candidates must have started or worked in a social venture for 12 months or longer.

2. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with social entrepreneurship leadership, and illustrate how these have influenced their career path thus far. These qualities include:

Single-mindedness and persistence in pursuit of a social benefit goal, including a willingness to face failure and start again
A bias towards action rather than reflection
A tendency to explore the environment for opportunities and resources
A willingness to take personal, and sometimes financial, risks
A habit of developing a network and subtly or unsubtly exploiting its members.
3. Candidates must demonstrate how a business education can contribute to the wider development of the community they work with in the social entrepreneurship movement. They will need to illustrate why a business degree at this stage of their career trajectory can help them amplify their impact.

4. Candidates must demonstrate some evidence of their need for the scholarship. This may be exhibited, for example, in previous work experiences or personal backgrounds which make self-funding the MBA a significant financial burden.

How to apply

To be considered for a Skoll Scholarship, state your interest in the “Scholarships” section of the MBA application form. Do this by checking the box next to “Skoll”.

When your MBA application is submitted, the MBA admissions team will first assess your application to ensure that you meet the academic requirements sought by the school. If you are accepted onto the programme, we will send you an essay question that needs to be completed.

Please do not request the Skoll scholarship essay from the admission team – you will receive it immediately following your acceptance to the MBA programme.

The Skoll Centre will then consider your candidacy for the scholarship. If we are interested in pursuing your candidacy further, we will request a phone interview.  A final decision will be made shortly thereafter.

2011-2012 Skoll Scholarship Application Timeline 

 Stage 1  Stage 2
MBA application deadline 14 October 2011 20 January 2012
MBA interview decision by 4 November 2011 10 February 2012
MBA final decision by 9 December 2011 23 March 2012
Skoll essay sent to candidates 9 December 2011 23 March 2012
Skoll essay deadline  2 January 2012  13 April 2012
Skoll interview decision by 20 January 2012 4 May 2012
Skoll final decision by 18 February 2012 25 May 2012

Value of the Scholarship

The Skoll Scholarship covers full costs of Said Business School tuition and college fees. The Scholarship also covers partial living expenses based on need, up to an additional £8,000.  The Scholarship Committee assesses need based on previous earnings, geographical location, and future earning potential.  Students will be responsible for meeting the financial guarantee by other means necessary.  In exceptional cases, the Scholarship Committee may consider requests for full scholarship coverage up to the financial guarantee.

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5 Responses

  1. please hellp me finacial aid for scholarship to specialized freedome and human rights . I am lawyers. from ethiopia

  2. thank you

  3. how can I apply, the link which is posted here is not available

  4. Dear Sir/Madam.

    I am an Ethiopian citizen who completed my bachelor degree with major Statistics and minor Economics with distinction from Dilla University, Ethiopia. Currently I am working as a junior research officer in Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis Directorate in a higher hierarchy institution called National Bank of Ethiopia which is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am looking forward for any chance that I can peruse my Masters level education in the field statistics or if possible economics.

    Thanking You.

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