2016-2018 Oxford Perishing Square Graduate Scholarships for African Students

ourse(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Graduate (Masters Degree)
Provider: Perishing Square Foundation
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The University of Oxford and the Perishing Square Foundation has provided funds for the Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship for international students from any country of the world.

The Pershing Square Foundation has endowed up to five scholarships per year to support extraordinary individuals in developing and realising their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 programme. The scholarship is available to students pursuing any of the partnering Master’s degrees in combination with the MBA.

Applications are now invited for the 2016-18 Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships.

Candidates will be invited to apply for the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship once they have been accepted to the Oxford 1+1 MBA. To qualify for entry on the Oxford 1+1 programme, candidates must meet both programmes’ entry requirements.

Pershing Square Scholarships are awarded to individuals with the following attributes;

  • Academic achievement
  • 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

These attributes should be highlighted in your MBA application, scholarship essay, and interview answers.

To apply for the Oxford MBA, candidates should have: a good undergraduate degree or equivalent, a GMAT score, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS), and relevant professional experience. See the complete entry requirements for the MBA programme.

Please check the websites of participating one-year Masters programmes for their specific eligibility criteria.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Said Business School, University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Fields of study
Oxford’s 1+1 MBA Programmes: Oxford University’s one-year full-time MBA programme with one of a selection of one-year Masters programmes offered by other University departments

Number of awards
Around 5 scholarships are awarded per year

Sponsorship duration
This is a fully funded year of MBA

Scholarship benefits
The Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship will cover the tuition, college and living expenses for the MBA year of study. Pershing Square Scholars also benefit from opportunities for mentorship and networking with inspirational individuals and organisations that are part of the Pershing Square Foundation’s community.

Method of Application
Interested candidates should complete the online Oxford 1+1 MBA application form, selecting 1+1 under the programme of interest. Candidates must also apply to the MSc of your choice. The closing date for admissions is as below.

Once an applicant is admitted to the 1+1 programme, they will then be asked to submit a short statement for Scholarship consideration.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Candidates applying to the 1+1 MBA must submit their application by the 18th March 2016 – the MBA stage 4 deadline. Please note that some partner Master’s close their applications in January 2016.

If you are already pursuing a Master’s at Oxford University, you are able to join the 1+1 MBA but you have to apply for the MBA by the 8th January 2016 – the MBA stage 3 deadline.

Candidates accepted to the 2016-18 1+1 MBA will undertake their MBA during the 2017-18 academic year.

Pershing Square Scholars are extraordinary individuals with a passion for tackling world-scale issues while delivering sustainable and scalable impact. In the 21st Century, Pershing Square Scholars will re-define what it means to be a transformative global leader.

Application Deadline: 18 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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