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Scholarships for MBA Studies in the United Kingdom

Browse scholarships you can apply for if you'd like to get an MBA in the United Kingdom as an international student.

Oct 23, 2023
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MBA scholarships in the UK

Scholarships are a great way to make your studies more affordable, enabling you to concentrate on your academic program without the added stress of tuition and living expenses.

Here's a list of scholarships you can apply for if you'd like to get an MBA in the UK as an international student:

University scholarships

Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship

  • Duration: Two-year Master's
  • Scholarship Award: Course fee + grant for living costs (at least £17,668 per year)
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Admission to a 1+1 MBA partnering programme and to the MBA before the selection process
    • Selection is based on:
      • Academic achievement (GMAT or GRE)
      • Leadership potential, among other factors
  • Courses or Subjects: 1+1 MBA partnering programs.

Dean’s Impact Scholarship at Imperial College

  • Duration: 2-year master's
  • Scholarship Award:
    • £25,000: Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA
    • £20,000: Global Online MBA and Weekend MBA
  • Scholarship Requirements: All successful applicants are eligible, and early application submission is encouraged.
  • Courses or Subjects: Applicable to any MSc programs

LATAM Regional Scholarship at Imperial College

  • Duration: 2-year master's
  • Scholarship Award: up to £15,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Resident in one of the 21 Latin American countries
    • A robust application
  • Courses or Subjects: Applicable to any MSc programs

International Scholarships at Loughborough University

  • Duration: Varies by program
  • Scholarship Award: 25% of tuition fees for the first year
  • Scholarship Requirements: Vary depending on the study field. Self-funded international applicants must select Loughborough University as their firm (first) choice through UCAS.
  • Courses or Subjects: All undergraduate degree programs (excluding Foundation programs)

LGBTQ+ Scholarship at Imperial College

  • Duration: One Year (Full-Time) or 21 months (Weekend MBA)
  • Scholarship Award: £15,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • A strong record of promoting diversity and inclusion
    • A desire to drive initiatives encouraging LGBTQ+ participation in business education
  • Courses or Subjects: Applicable to any MSc programs

Governmental scholarships

Chevening Scholarships

  • Duration: Covers one year of a Master's degree
  • Scholarship Award: Fully-funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included)
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Studies for a one-year master’s degree
    • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
    • You need to return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
    • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree.
    • At least two years, or 2,800 hours, of work experience (full-time, part-time, internships and voluntary work are all accepted)
    • Read more about the eligibility criteria.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Program

  • Duration: Covers one Master's program
  • Scholarship Award: Fully-funded (flights, accommodation, clothing and course fees are all included), including a stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,236 per month, or £1,516 per month in London metropolitan area.
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • A citizen or permanent resident of an eligible Commonwealth country.
    • You must not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country.
    • You shouldn't be able to afford to study in the UK university without this scholarship.
    • If awarded, you must not hold another scholarship at the same time.
    • Read more about the eligibility criteria, including the list of eligible countries.

Major-specific scholarships

MBA Merit Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Scholarship Award: £5,000
  • Scholarship Requirements: Exceptional qualifications measured in:
    • Academic credentials
    • Professional qualifications
    • GMAT scores
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA or MBA with Exchange.

Manchester Merit Scholarships

  • Duration: 18 or 15 months full-time
  • Scholarship Award:
    • Full tuition fees
    • Return international airfares, living expenses, and visas for students studying at Manchester
  • Scholarship Requirements: An outstanding MBA applicant during the admissions process with:
    • A minimum GMAT of 600 or equivalent GRE
    • Self-financed
  • Courses or Subjects: Full-time MBA. Manchester offers various scholarships under the category Alliance MBS scholarships, open to any self-financing individual.

Cambridge Judge Dean’s Scholarship

  • Duration: 1 year (Full-Time)
  • Scholarship Award: £15,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • An outstanding academic record
    • Considerations include GMAT scores and undergraduate academic performance
  • Courses or Subjects: MBA (Full-Time)

Privately funded scholarships

Go Global MBA Scholarship - educations.com

  • Duration: One-off scholarship covering one year of studies
  • Scholarship Award: €7,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled in an MBA program as an international student.
    • You should have no more than 5 years of relevant work experience.
    • Fill out the application forms and submit an essay on the assigned topic.
    • Read other requirements and eligibility criteria.

Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship - educations.com

  • Duration: One-off scholarship covering one year of studies
  • Scholarship Award: €5,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled in a European Master's program as an international student.
    • The degree program must be studied either within Europe or online from a European institute.
    • Fill out the application forms and submit an essay on the assigned topic.
    • Read other requirements and eligibility criteria.

Castle Smart Scholarship

  • Duration: Varies
  • Scholarship Award: £6,000
  • Scholarship Requirements:
    • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at any UK universities
    • Applicants must create a YouTube video discussing their education and future aspirations
  • Courses or Subjects: Any at UK universities

GREAT Scholarships

  • Duration: One-year taught postgraduate courses
  • Scholarship Award: £10,000 towards tuition fees
  • Scholarship Requirements: Offered to students from 14 different countries. Requirements include:
    • Proof of sufficient funds for living costs
    • Health insurance during your UK stay
    • A valid passport or other travel documents
  • Courses or Subjects: Scholarships are available for a wide range of programs.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

  • Duration: Course length
  • Scholarship Award: £30,000-£60,000
  • Scholarship Requirements: Candidates are assessed based on:
    • Outstanding intellectual ability
    • Reasons for the choice of course
    • Commitment to improving others' lives
    • Leadership potential
  • Courses or Subjects: Master's or PhD (Full Time or Part Time)

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