The Skoll Scholarships - University of Oxford UK is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Masters, MBA level programm(s) in the field of Business Administration taught at University of Oxford . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 08 Jan 2021.
The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students to Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship covers the full course fees for the MBA programme, as well as partial living expenses of at least an additional £14,985.
The Skoll Scholarship provides funding for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial initiatives with a social purpose or who have pursued an impact career, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.
In addition to financial support, the Scholarship provides access to the Skoll Scholar community, a group of leaders who are positively impacting the world through innovation and systems change, as well as exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and investors. The Scholarship is given in recognition that the MBA may represent a significant financial burden, particularly for those who have chosen to work in the social impact/innovation space rather than the purely commercial or public sectors.
The Skoll Scholarships - University of Oxford UK is available to undertake Masters, MBA level programs at University of Oxford.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition and college fees for the MBA program as well as partial living expenses based on need, up to an additional £14,985.
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 created and led the expansion of a social impact initiative within an organization
- 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
- Your impact addresses unjust systems and practices in your
area of work
3. Personal qualities of a social entrepreneur
- You are a force for positive change
- You are single-minded and persistent, with a willingness to
fail and start again
- You have bias toward action
- You have a tendency to explore your environment for
opportunities and resources
- You have a willingness to take personal, and sometimes
- You develop networks and leverage members to pursue mutual
- You have 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 program is a
significant financial burden
- You can demonstrate the need for the Scholarship (for
example, due to previous work experiences or personal circumstances)
*“Apprenticing with a Problem”, a term we borrowed from
Jessamyn Shams-Lau at the Peery Foundation refers to someone developing a deep
understanding of a problem they did not live through themselves, e.g. by
working in the field, working at a related organization, conducting research,
etc. A simple example of someone apprenticing with a problem is a teacher who
has gone on to start an education-focused non-profit.
Diversity and Inclusion: We value and encourage diversity
within the Skoll Scholarship Community. In order to successfully tackle
world-scale problems, we must bring together individuals from different
cultures, religions, sectors, genders, backgrounds, and ideologies to create
collaborative solutions. Belonging to a diverse community enriches our
Scholars’ learning experience, teaches them to challenge ideas and be
challenged in a respectful manner, and fosters a global perspective necessary
in today’s world. Therefore, we encourage all candidates to apply for the
Scholarship, especially women, members of historically underrepresented groups,
and those from the global south.
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 2021-22
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
- 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.