The Skoll Scholarship (full funded + Living Stipend) for MBA's at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Social Entrepreneurs - The-Announcements.Com

The Skoll Scholarship (full funded + Living Stipend) for MBA’s at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School for Social Entrepreneurs

Deadline: January 10, 2020 
: University of Oxford 
: International Students 
: Masters, MBA 
: Business Administration

: Fully Funded

About Skoll Scholarships:

The Skoll Scholarship provides full funding plus a living stipend to complete an MBA at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

The 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, students are known as Skoll Scholars.

The Scholarship provides tuition for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial ventures with a social purpose, 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.

Degree Level:

MBA at Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Available Subjects:

Masters of Business Administration.

Scholarship Benefits:

It’s a fully-funded scholarship. The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition and college fees for the MBA programme as well as partial living expenses based on need, up to an additional £14,777.

Eligible Nationalities:

International and Local students from the UK are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Entrepreneurial action

  • • You have identified opportunities and taken action in order to make a positive social impact
  • • You have spent preferably at least 3 years driving change through entrepreneurial approaches. For example, you could have:
    • – Started or grown a social venture
    • – OR led the expansion of a social impact initiative within an organisation
    • – OR been tackling a specific social/environmental issue, through a core thread that unites your work

2. Creating impact with a focus on systems change

  • • You can demonstrate the outcomes and impact of your entrepreneurial action
  • • Your impact addresses unjust systems and practises in your area of work

3. Personal qualities of a social entrepreneur

  • force for positive change
  • single-minded and persistent, with a willingness to fail and start again
  • bias toward action
  • the tendency to explore your environment for opportunities and resources
  • willingness to take personal, and sometimes financial, risks
  • develop networks and leverage members to pursue mutual goals
  • apprenticed with the problem* or experienced the problem you are trying to solve

4. The Oxford MBA is critical to your career trajectory

  • • You can demonstrate why business education is essential in helping to develop your work/impact at this stage

5. Financial need

  • • You are in a position where the cost of the programme is a significant financial burden
  • • You can demonstrate the need for the Scholarship (for example, due to previous work experiences or personal circumstances)

Application Procedure:

To apply for the Skoll Scholarship follow these steps:


Connect with us to register your interest in the Scholarship and make sure you’re kept up to date with announcements about upcoming deadlines.

Apply for the MBA:

Apply for the MBA program directly to Saïd Business School. You’ll need to do this during stages 1,2, or 3 of the MBA admissions process for the 2020-21 academic year. See details below on applying for an MBA admissions fee waiver.


Upload your answers to the Skoll Scholarship essay questions as part of your MBA application, and submit your MBA application! You’ll find the Scholarship essay questions under the “Funding” section of the MBA application. We would advise that you allow yourself about 1-weeks’ time to answer the Skoll Scholarship essay questions.


The MBA Admissions Team will then assess your application to ensure you meet the academic requirements sought by the Saïd Business School and determine if you are accepted onto the MBA program or not.


If you’ve received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the MBA program, keep an eye on your emails as the Skoll Centre will send you a link to the second part of the Scholarship application, which is a Logistics and Reference Form. See timelines below to know when to expect this email.

Logistics and Reference:

Complete the Logistics and Reference Form. This consists of a series of short questions about you, how you heard about the Scholarship, your references, etc. Please note, your referees will not be contacted unless you get to the final stages of the selection process.


That’s it! The Skoll Centre will then consider your candidacy for the Scholarship and advise you accordingly.


  • They cannot consider candidates who have not submitted their Scholarship essays, been accepted by the Saïd Business School for the MBA and completed the Logistics and Reference Form by the appropriate deadlines.
  • We typically award up to four scholarships per year.
  • Please note, should your MBA application be successful, a deposit is required in order to secure your place on the MBA program. However, deposit deadlines will be extended to those who advance throughout the Skoll Scholarship selection process. This will be coordinated with the Admissions Team.
  • Please do not request the Logistics and Reference Form from the Admissions Team – you will need to complete the Scholarship essays as part of your MBA application and you will receive the Logistics and Reference Form from the Skoll Centre via email following your acceptance to the MBA program on the date listed below.
  • If you have further questions about the application process, please check FAQs. If you still have questions, you can contact us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to help.


  • Apply by 10 January 2020

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