Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified African MBA students for the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarships 2020/2021 to study at Oxford University, UK.
Eni, the multinational integrated energy company, and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, are announcing ten new MBA scholarships.
Oxford Saïd leads the way in MBA recruitment from Africa, with 13% of this year’s cohort coming from the continent, spanning 12 African countries. Out of the African MBA students at Oxford, 56% are women.
Eni has also announced support for three DPhils at Oxford Saïd, the first of which will start in September 2021. Preference for these will be given to candidates with an African nationality.
There are around 200m young people, aged between 15 and 24, in Africa. This makes it the world’s youngest continent, representing both a challenge and opportunity for policymakers.
The School’s aim is to help businesses grasp the opportunities of Africa’s favourable demographics by supporting the education of talented African students. These students are able to make valuable pan-African and international connections while at Oxford.
Oxford Saïd has embedded Africa-focused activities into its MBA curriculum and co-curriculum, including case studies and Africa business electives, as well as hosting senior African government ministers and businesspeople.
Inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Eni contributes to SDG targets by focusing on youth employment, agriculture value chains and renewable energy and energy efficiency, particularly in Africa.
The company has supported postgraduate students since the introduction of its first scholarship in 1957. Since then, it has granted scholarships to over 5000 young graduates from 111 different countries.
Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship Eligibility
- Candidates for the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship must be resident in one of the African countries in which Eni operates: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa and Tunisia.
- We are looking for high aspiring and high potential African MBA candidates who can contribute to better leadership and governance of the continent. Scholars will be selected by Oxford Saïd on academic merit and/or potential.
Value of Award: The Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship will cover MBA course fees, a living expenses stipend and one return air fare. Two places will be available for the 2020-21 academic year, and the remaining eight places will be opened in subsequent years.
How to Apply for Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship
Once you have submitted your MBA application, we will use the details you have provided to determine your eligibility for this scholarship. You do not need to undertake any additional actions.
For more information, visit the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship.Application Deadline
There is no fixed application deadline for this scholarship. All eligible offer-holders will be considered after each MBA admissions deadline, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of the scholarship in our latest application stage.