The Skoll Scholarship at Oxford

The Skoll Scholarship at Oxford, UK

A new fully funded Skoll Scholarship is designed for international social entrepreneurs who want to pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

The funding programme covers the full course fees for the MBA programme, as well as partial living expenses of at least an additional £14,985. Read on to learn more about how to apply for and access the funds. Good Luck!!


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 Oxford MBA programme 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 programme or not.
  • If you’ve received confirmation that you have been accepted onto the MBA programme, 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a waiver, you should be confident you meet the requirements for the MBA and the Skoll Scholarship. 

To apply for an admissions fee waiver, send your CV and a covering letter to 

  • The CV should be no longer than two pages and the covering letter should:
  • Explain your financial circumstances and why you cannot afford the fee and;
  • Explain why your work in the social impact space (and its resulting outcomes/impact) makes you a strong candidate for the Skoll Scholarship.

Apply in stages 1, 2 or 3 of the MBA admissions process. The stage 3 application deadline January 10, 2020.

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