The Adara Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise in Nigeria, shares aligned goals with the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, focusing on empowering women and advancing education in Africa. In line with the school’s commitment to achieving greater gender parity in education, the Foundation has joined hands to support this objective, aiming to foster a diverse and globally representative MBA community.
This scholarship opportunity is specifically open to female candidates hailing from African nations, encompassing coverage for the entire MBA program fee along with living expenses. Applicants are required to exhibit a strong dedication to returning to their home country after completing the one-year MBA program. Their aim should be to actively contribute to the advancement of Africa’s business landscape and socio-economic development.
For the academic year 2024-25, these scholarships will be available, and candidates who meet the outlined criteria will automatically be considered for this opportunity. No separate application process is necessary, ensuring that all eligible students are evaluated for this impactful scholarship initiative.
The Oxford–Adara Foundation MBA Scholarship is a prestigious program jointly sponsored by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the Adara Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise based in Nigeria. Specifically designed for women of African nationality, this scholarship aims to support and empower female leaders committed to contributing significantly to Africa’s development and business landscape.
This scholarship covers the full tuition fees for the MBA program at Saïd Business School, along with additional financial support for living expenses. Candidates applying for this scholarship are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to returning to their home country in Africa upon completion of their MBA studies. The objective is to harness their acquired knowledge, skills, and experiences to drive positive socio-economic changes within their communities and contribute to the continent’s growth and development.
One of the distinctive aspects of this scholarship is that candidates meeting the specified criteria are automatically considered without the need for a separate application process. This approach ensures that eligible female candidates from African nations who apply for the MBA program at Saïd Business School are reviewed for this scholarship opportunity, aligning with the shared goals of fostering diversity and empowering women in education and leadership.
The Adara Foundation is a prominent non-profit social enterprise committed to driving positive change, particularly in Nigeria and across Africa. Established with a mission to empower women and advance education, the foundation envisions creating transformative opportunities that foster social and economic development within the region. Through strategic initiatives, the Adara Foundation focuses on enhancing educational access, promoting gender equality, and empowering marginalized communities, with a core emphasis on women’s empowerment.
At its core, the Adara Foundation is dedicated to addressing social challenges by providing impactful solutions that empower individuals and communities. The foundation places a strong emphasis on education as a catalyst for change, supporting initiatives that uplift and equip women with the necessary tools, skills, and resources to excel. By promoting education, entrepreneurship, and leadership development, the foundation aims to break barriers and create pathways for sustainable development and prosperity across Africa.
Collaborating with various partners and organizations, the Adara Foundation strives to leverage its expertise, resources, and networks to drive systemic change. Through innovative programs, mentorship, and strategic partnerships, the foundation works towards building a brighter future, empowering women to be leaders, change-makers, and champions of progress in their communities and beyond. The foundation’s multifaceted approach encompasses a range of initiatives aimed at fostering empowerment, education, and socio-economic advancement to create lasting impact in Africa.
50% of the course fees.
Requirements For The Oxford–Adara Foundation MBA Scholarship
Open to female candidates who are ordinarily resident in and a national of an African country.
- 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.
The successful scholar will be asked by the Adara Foundation to work on a project contributing to Africa’s development during or after the programme.
Method of Application
No additional application is required. We will use the details you supply in your MBA application form to determine eligibility.
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 this scholarship in our later application stages, so early application to the MBA programme is recommended.
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