10 January 2020.


Oxford, UK.

(Partially Funded)


University of Oxford – The Skoll Scholarship

The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students to the University of Oxford 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.

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business
  • MBA

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 year 2020/2021.

  • Final decision by email in 20 March 2020 (at the latest).
  • 26 March 2020, Skoll Scholarship Logistics and Reference Form sent to candidates.
  • Early/Mid-April 2020, virtual interviews.
  • Mid-June 2020, final decision for the awardes.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You are taking entrepreneurial action to create positive impact. You have spent preferably at least three years driving change, for example you could have started or grown a social venture; 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.
  • You are creating impact with a focus on systems change and you can demonstrate the outcomes and impact.
  • You embody the personal qualities of a social entrepreneur, for example, bias towards action, persistence, resourceful, willingness to take risks, and have a deep understanding of the problem you are trying to solve
  • You can demonstrate why the Oxford MBA is critical to your career trajectory in helping to develop your work/ impact at this stage
  • You have the financial need, as the cost of programme would be a significant financial burden due to previous work experiences or personal circumstances.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The Skoll Scholarship covers the full costs of tuition and college fees for the MBA programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The Scholarship also covers partial living expenses of at least an additional £14,777.
  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step:  Apply for the MBA programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford which includes your Skoll Scholarship essays.

You need to :

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

Second Step: Get accepted into the MBA program:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Third Step: Complete the Skoll scholarship 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.

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Know more about this opportunity:

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This Scholarship Published by:
Wiem SOUAI / Tunisia

Reviewed by “ Hanine Aymen / Egypt

& Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt “
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MARJ3 Scholarships team