Skoll Scholarships for MBA Programme at University of Oxford in UK 2018-2019

Skoll Scholarships for MBA Programme at University of Oxford in UK , and scholarships are submitted till  9 March 2018 (Stage 4).  The Saïd Business School of University of Oxford is offering Skoll Scholarships for MBA students to  pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. Skoll Centre offers five scholarships every year. The Scholarship is intended to provide college and course fees of £44,150. Additional funds are provided as a contribution towards living expenses. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Saïd Business School, University of Oxford| UK

Level: MBA

Field(s): MBA students who want to pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges.


9 March 2018 (Stage 4).

Funded By: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  Skoll Scholarships are targeted for students of any nationality

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: up to five scholarships every year.

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: The Skoll Scholarship covers full costs of Saïd Business School tuition and college fees (£44,150). The Scholarship also covers partial living expenses based on need, up to an additional £8,000. 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 including the financial guarantee.


‣ The  Skoll Scholarships are 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 Skoll 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.


To be eligible for the Skoll Scholarships , you must be accepted to the Oxford MBA programme, and meet the following criteria:

‣  You must have started and grown a social venture that has been running for at least 12 months or  have been responsible for leading a major expansion of an existing social venture or programme within that venture.

‣  You must demonstrate some evidence of your need for the Scholarship (e.g. circumstances that make self-funding the MBA a significant financial burden).

‣  You must demonstrate how a business education can contribute to the wider development of the community within which you work. You will need to illustrate why a business degree at this stage of your career can help amplify your impact.

‣  You must demonstrate evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with social entrepreneurial leadership such as: persistence in pursuit of a social/environmental benefit goal, a bias toward action rather than reflection, a willingness to take personal risks, a habit of developing a network and using it to pursue mutual goals, and a tendency to explore the environment for opportunities and resources.

Selection Criteria for Skoll Scholarships 

‣ The Scholarship Committee assesses need based on previous earnings, geographical location, and future earning potential.

Scholarship Application Method

Applying for the Skoll Scholarship

To apply for the Skoll Scholarship you first need to apply and be accepted onto the Saïd Business School’s MBA programme.

Follow these steps:

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

2. Apply for the MBA programme directly to Saïd Business School. You’ll need to do this during stages 1 and 2 of the MBA admissions process for the 2018-19 academic year. All the information about the programme and relevant deadlines can be found here.

3. Tick the “Skoll Scholarship” box when you submit your MBA application! You’ll find this under the “Scholarships” section of the application.

4. The MBA admissions team will assess your application to ensure you meet the academic requirements sought by the Saïd Business School. Then, if you are accepted onto the MBA programme, you will be eligible to apply for the Skoll Scholarship.

5. Once 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 Scholarship online application. See timelines below to know when to expect this.

6. Complete the Skoll Scholarship online application. This consists of a series of short essay questions asking about your experience as an entrepreneur, your social impact, and why you believe you are a strong candidate for the scholarship.

7. That’s it! The Skoll Centre will then consider your candidacy for the Scholarship and advise you accordingly. If your written application is successful, you’ll be invited to join a Skype interview with the Skoll Scholarship Selection Committee.  If you are successful after your skype interview, you will be invited to interview in person in Oxford.  (Please see below for the steps and timelines of each interview stage; and please be aware you may be invited to further interviews if necessary.)

We encourage you to apply to the MBA as early as possible.  If you have applied during stage 2, but the decision on your MBA application has been pushed back by the School’s Admissions Team you will need to let us know if you still want to be eligible for the Skoll Scholarship. We will decide on a case by case basis if you are eligible to continue with the Scholarship application process.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: 

Timelines for the 2018-19 academic year are as follows:

Apply for the Oxford Saïd MBA during stages 1 or 2=>Apply by 5 January 2018 (at the latest)

MBA final decision from Oxford Saïd=>9 March 2018 (at the latest)

Skoll Scholarship online application sent to candidates=>12 March 2018

Skoll Scholarship online application deadline=>25 March 2018

Skoll Scholarship skype interview decision announced=>9 April 2018

Skype interviews=>Mid-April 2018 (to be confirmed)

In person interviews in Oxford=>Mid-June 2018 (to be confirmed)

Skoll Scholarship final decision=>20 June 2018

Important things to note

  • We cannot consider candidates who have not been accepted by the Saïd Business School for the MBA.
  • We typically award up to five Scholarships per year.
  • Please note, should your application be successful, a deposit is required in order to secure your place on the MBA programme. 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 Skoll Scholarship application from the Admissions Team – you will receive it from the Skoll Centre following your acceptance to the MBA programme.
  • If you have further questions about the application process, please check our FAQs. If you still have questions, you can contact us at, and we’ll do our best to help.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2016-2017 Skoll Scholarships 


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