Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship 2024-25, UK. (Fully Funded)

December 8, 2023

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Bursary Description

  • Fully Funded
  • University of Oxford
  • Masters, MBA
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • UK
  • 01/05/2024

Scholarship Description:

The Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship, available for the 2024-2025 academic year, stands as a prestigious opportunity for international students eyeing postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. This fully-funded scholarship caters to five exceptional individuals pursuing either a Master’s or an MBA program. It covers full tuition fees and provides a living expense stipend of  £17,668  for both years of study. Created in 2014 by the Pershing Square Foundation, this scholarship aims to support scholars who demonstrate not only academic prowess but also a commitment to seeking scalable solutions to global cultural challenges.

Applicants for the Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship hail from diverse corners of the globe and must showcase a dedication to addressing cultural issues on a global scale. The scholarship embraces outstanding individuals interested in merging a Master’s degree with the MBA program or those currently enrolled in one of the partnering Master’s programs and aspire to pursue an MBA. Beyond financial support, scholars benefit from a robust network and mentoring opportunities provided by the Pershing Square Foundation’s community. Integration into the Saïd Business School community begins early on, fostering connections with eminent individuals and organizations through receptions, conferences, and access to resources and networks within the department and Oxford Saïd.

Moreover, scholars embark on a New York City summer ‘walk’ organized by the Pershing Square Foundation, an immersive experience featuring conferences and lectures with influential innovators and thought leaders. Throughout the academic journey, scholars also have the chance to engage in prominent events like the Ditchely Conferences and the Skoll World Forum, fostering a holistic learning experience beyond the classroom.

The Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship, with its comprehensive financial support, global networking opportunities, and a commitment to nurturing change-makers, stands as an exceptional gateway for individuals passionate about making a meaningful impact on a global scale through academia and entrepreneurship.

Degree Level:

Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship 2024-25, UK. (Fully Funded) is available to undertake Masters, MBA level programs at University of Oxford.

Available Subjects:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • MSc in Computer Science
  • MSc in Education (Child Development and Education)
  • MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology
  • MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology
  • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc in Education (Comparative and International Education)
  • MSc in Education (Higher Education)
  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation
  • MSc in Sociology
  • MSc in Economic and Social History
  • MST in Music
  • MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine
  • MSc in Migration Studies
  • MSc in Social Science of the Internet
  • MSc in Social Anthropology
  • MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy, and Management
  • MSc in African Studies
  • MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • MSc in Japanese Studies
  • MSc in Latin American Studies
  • MSc in Modern South Asian Studies
  • MSc in Russian and East European Studies

Scholarship Benefits:

This scholarship covers:

  • Course fees for both the Master’s degree and MBA programme
  • A grant for living costs of at least £17,668 per year for both years of study. 

Eligible Nationalities:

Open to citizens of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

You will be considered in order of priority for the scholarship:

1.   New applicants to the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme

  • You must be admitted to a 1+1 MBA partnering programme and to the MBA prior to the selection process (waitlisted or re-evaluated applicants will not be considered)

2.   If you apply to any full-time one-year Master’s course that is not currently part of the official list of 1+1 MBA partnering programmes, and to the MBA (as a separate application)

3.   If you are:

  • moving into your MBA year and have not been considered for the scholarship in the previous year (eg waitlisted/ re-evaluated applicants)
  • admitted to the MBA while studying on one of the 1+1 MBA partnering programmes

Application Procedure:

You must submit a complete application for both courses and upload the scholarship essay in the ‘Funding’ section of the 1+1 MBA programme application by the deadline to be considered. 

Answer the following question in no more than 500 words:

  • How do you intend to change the world and what does this tell us about you as a person?



Each  partnering programmes has its own application form, deadlines and requirements.

You must apply by 5 January 2024 for the 1+1 MBA and for your chosen Master’s programme by its own deadline, either in December or January. Application deadlines for 1+1 MBA partner programmes can be found on the relevant course page on the Graduate Admissions website.

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