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Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships at University of Oxford UK 2022

Pershing Square Foundation invites applications for the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships at the University of Oxford in the UK for the 2022/23 academic session.

Recipients of the scholarships are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges.

Scholars will benefit from a range of on-course opportunities such as attendance to prestigious conferences, termly events and scholar community activities, spring ‘trek’ to New York hosted by the Pershing Square Foundation, and mentorship opportunities.

Worth of Award


Full course fees for both the Master’s degree and MBA programme, and a grant for living expenses of at least £15,609 per year for both years of study.


In order of priority

  • Applicants to the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme.
  • Applicants who apply to any full-time one-year Master’s course that is not currently part of the official list of partner 1+1 MBA Programme, and to the MBA (as a separate application).
  • Current Oxford students on a non-MBA course, who are applying to the MBA after the completion of their current Master’s/DPhil course (with no gap year(s)).
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Candidates for the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships will be selected based on the following:

  • Academic achievement demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, previous university prizes and awards, and other academic achievements.
  • Leadership potential demonstrated through experience and motivation.
  • Strong personal character, integrity and commitment.
  • Intention to focus on addressing world-scale social challenges in your career, either in an existing organisation or through the development of a new enterprise.
  • Ability to envision how to achieve scalable and sustainable solutions to these challenges.
  • Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfil your objectives.

Candidates are advised to highlight these attributes in their 1+1 MBA application, scholarship essay, and interview answers.

How to Apply

  • Candidates must submit a complete application for both courses and upload the scholarship essay in the funding section of the 1+1 MBA programme application by the deadline in order to be considered.

In no more than 500 words, please answer the following question:

  • How do you intend to change the world and what does this tell us about you as a person?
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Deadline: To be considered for the Pershing Square Scholarship you must apply by January 12, 2022, for the 1+1 MBA and by your chosen Master’s programme deadline either in December or January.

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