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MBA Scholarships for African Women in UK 2019

The University of Oxford, Said Business School is inviting applications for its Oxford – Adara Foundation MBA Scholarships for African Women in the UK for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The Adara Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise in Nigeria, focusses on empowering women and advancing education in Africa. The Foundation shares Saïd Business School’s commitment to greater gender parity in education and supports our aim to foster a global MBA community with representation from all over the world.

New for 2019, the Adara Foundation, in partnership with Oxford University’s Graduate Scholarship Matched Fund, is offering a full scholarship to an exceptional female MBA candidate from Africa.

‘Women will play an increasingly critical role in harnessing the challenges, driving the development of the global economy and importantly, the development of Africa – they need to be better supported to do so,’ said Yvonne Ike. ‘My hope is that the Oxford – Adara Foundation Scholarships will inspire others to consider taking similar action to support African women who have a vital role to play in the global economy, and particularly within Africa.’

Award Value

The scholarship covers;

  • The full MBA programme fee
  • Provides living expenses
  • A stipend of at least £14,777.


  • The Scholarship is open to female candidates of an African nationality, with a preference for a candidate of Nigerian nationality.
  • Candidates must be ordinarily resident in a state outside of the European Economic Area including the UK, and intending to return to their home country upon completion of the MBA programme.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contribute to Africa’s development.
  • The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit

Application Procedure

No additional application is required, they will use the details you supply in your MBA application form to determine eligibility.

Applications Deadline: April 5, 2019. 

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