The Skoll is a Fully Funded Scholarship Program for MBA in Social Entrepreneurship for international students, at Said Business School, Oxford University. Accepted areas of study include:MBA, Management Studies in Social Entrepreneurship
The Skoll competitive scholarships are for incoming MBA students who desire to pursue entrepreneurial solutions for the world’s urgent social and environmental challenges. These Scholarships provide funding and exclusive opportunities for talented international students to meet and interact with world-renowned entrepreneurs, change makers, thought-leaders and global investors. Once scholars are selected, they become Skoll Skollars.
The Skoll Scholarships will provide full tuition for entrepreneurs who have set up or are currently working on entrepreneurial ventures with a social purpose in mind, and who intend to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they develop best practices in such social change pursuits.
- Interested applicants are required to take the GMAT test for entry to Oxford’s MBA programme.
- Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied at an English speaking University are advised to take either the TOEFL or IELTS tests respectively.
- Applicants should demonstrate fully evidence of financial need.
For this application year, candidates must apply in Stages 1 and 2 or Stages 3 and 4 of the Oxford MBA application rounds to be considered for the Scholarship. Details on the application timeline are below. We will award no more than five scholarships in any year, and these will be awarded on a rolling basis. However, we urge candidates to apply as early as possible.
Item Stage 1 & 2 Stage 3 & 4
MBA Application Deadline 15 September 2014 (Stage 1) / 31 October 2014 (Stage 2) 9 January 2015 (Stage 3) / 13 March 2015 (Stage 4)
MBA final decision from SBS 17 October 2014 (Stage 1) / 5 December 2014 (Stage 2) 27 February 2015 (Stage 3) / 24 April 2015 (Stage 4)
Skoll essay sent to candidates 15 December 2014 27 April 2015
Skoll essay deadline 11 January 2015 10 May 2015
Skoll interview decision by 30 January 2015 20 May 2015
Skoll final decision by 9 March 2015 22 June 2015
Candidates are urged to apply as early as possible.