10 January, 2020.


Oxford, UK

(Partially Funded)


Full scholarship to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year. Recipients are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges.
You will spend your first year completing a Master’s in your chosen discipline before joining the MBA in your second year.

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You will be invited to a spring ‘trek’ to New York City hosted by the Pershing Square Foundation, where you can participate in meetings and workshops with leading innovators and change makers.
You will have the opportunity to attend prestigious conferences and events throughout the year, including the Ditchley Conferences and the Skoll World Forum.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

2 years.

You will spend your first year completing a Master’s in your chosen discipline before joining the MBA in your second year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • English language capability

* Completed degree-level course entirely in English, or

* TOEFL: Minimum Score: 110& Minimum required on each component: Listening – 22; Reading – 24; Writing – 24; Speaking – 25, or

* IELTS: Minimum Score: 7.5& Minimum required on each component: 7.0

  • Academic achievement, demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements
  • Leadership potential, demonstrated through experience and motivation
  • Strong personal character, integrity and commitment
  • Intention to focus on addressing world-scale social challenges in your career, either in an existing organisation or through development of a new enterprise
  • Ability to envision how to achieve scalable and sustainable solutions to these challenges
  • Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil your objectives

* Highlight these attributes in your MBA application, scholarship essay and interview answers.

* For more details about Application requirements, please click here

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Tuition fees for both your Master’s degree and MBA programme course.
  • The scholarship also provides at least £15,009 towards living expenses for both years of study.

How to Apply

First Step: To apply for the 1+1 MBA you must meet the entry requirements for both the Oxford MBA and your chosen Master

Second Step:

  • begin your application
  • You will need to complete five questions via our online assessment platform.

    • Two motivation-based questions – all candidates will answer the same questions
    • Two competency-based questions – these will be randomised
    • Written response – this will be randomised and light-hearted to show us how you can think on your feet!

    (The motivation-based questions give you the opportunity to demonstrate your motivations for undertaking an MBA and why the Oxford MBA is the right programme for you.)

  • You need to upload two professional or academic references.
  • You will be asked to upload all your university degree academic transcripts/mark-sheets to the online application form.
  • As part of your application, you will need to submit a supporting statement: Tell us something that is not covered in your application which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you. (Maximum 250 words)

  • You also need to submit the following essay: Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims. (Maximum 250 words)
  • Re-applicants will need to submit an additional essay What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA? (Maximum 250 words)

* When reviewing your essays, the admissions committee will be looking for evidence of the following: good communication skills, leadership potential, analytical skills, fit with the Oxford MBA community, among other characteristics.

Third Step: Complete the MBA application form (selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest), then pay £150 application fee

  • If you are currently a resident in a country on the World Bank list of low-income countries and cannot afford to pay the application fee, you can indicate this on your application form by selecting the ‘I need a fee waiver’ option in the ‘Application Fee Waiver’ section of your application and following the instructions. If you are not a resident of one of these countries, you must pay the application fee in order to submit your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Merna Esmail / Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team