The Oxford – Adara Foundation Females MBA Scholarship programme 2019/2020

African Scholarships

The Oxford – Adara Foundation Scholarship programme was announced by Dean Peter Tufano at the School’s annual Oxford Business Forum Africa, which coincided with International Women’s Day.  From 2019, the Adara Foundation, in partnership with Oxford University, will fund a full scholarship for an exceptional female MBA candidate from Africa for three years. The Foundation shares Saïd Business School’s commitment to fostering greater gender parity in education and increasing levels of investment in talented individuals from across Africa.

Scholarship details


The scholarship covers the full MBA programme fee and provides a living expenses stipend of at least £14,777.

Number available

One per year.


Open to female candidates of an African nationality, with a preference for a candidate of Nigerian nationality.

Visit the official website of the Oxford-Adara Female MBA Scholarship 

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.

How to apply

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


11 January 2019. If the scholarship is not awarded to MBA candidates who apply by this date, those applying to the final MBA application deadline of 5 April 2019 will also be considered.

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