Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Pershing Square Foundation is an organization dedicated to support potential leaders who can bring sustainable change and improvement in domains like health, economic development, justice, education and arts.

The Oxford Pershing Square scholarships covers tuition, living expenses and college fees for students who choose to enroll to a master degree program and also to an MBA program. The scholarship is also awarded to students who are already attending a master degree program and want to begin a MBA program.

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must be eligible for both the Oxford MBA and for the other chosen master program and apply to them in the same application process. Students must pay attention to the fact that some masters close their application process in January 2018. If you are interested in applying for an MBA and a master, you can find out more information about the deadlines and phases of admission, here.

What does a successful applicant have? Excellent academic results, leadership potential proven by experience, motivation to bring a world-scale change through activity in an established organization or by creating a new initiative. Candidates must also have a vision about how exactly they can attain these goals and how the MBA and the chosen master program will be able to help them achieve them.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to benefit from mentoring and networking with relevant personalities and will participate in meetings with innovating leaders.

After completing the application process, candidates must also write a 500 words essay answering the question “How do I intend to change the world?”. A part of the candidates will be shortlisted for an interview with the selection committee. Additional information on the scholarship can be obtained by emailing ps.scholars@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

The Oxford Pershing Square scholarship is a highly competitive initiative so you must keep in mind that if you are really interested in getting an MBA degree, you need an alternative solution. One possible option is applying to an online university and attending to online college classes. More and more online universities offer MBA’s and master programs so if you are not able to get a scholarship for the desired MBA, you can always turn your attention to an online university. And if you are not yet sure that online college classes are what you need, you can enroll to one or few of them just to test them and see how they are designed.