Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships provide complete scholarships to outstanding candidates enrolled in the 1+1 MBA programme, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend prominent conferences and events throughout the year. Applications are being accepted from qualified postgraduate students for the Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship for postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom.

The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF) was founded in 2006 to support extraordinary individuals and innovative organisations that address critical social issues while delivering scalable and sustainable impact around the world.

PSF has invested more over $500 million in grants and social investments in a variety of disciplines, including health and medical, education, economic development, and social justice. The Foundation is co-founded by Bill Ackman and Neri Oxman.

Type: Masters

Application Deadline: January 5, 2024

Value & Duration of Award: Full Scholarship | £15,609 Living Stipend for two years

Number of Awards: 6

Eligible Countries:  All Countries

Eligibility: To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

1. New applicants to the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme

Prior to the selection process, you must be admitted to a 1+1 MBA partnership programme as well as the MBA (waitlisted or re-evaluated applications will not be considered).
2. If you apply to any full-time one-year Master’s programme that is not currently on the official list of 1+1 MBA partnering programmes, as well as the MBA (as a separate application),

3. If you are:

Moving into your MBA year and were not considered for the scholarship the prior year (eg waitlisted/re-evaluated applicants) accepted to the MBA while studying on one of the 1+1 MBA partnership courses

Selection Criteria for 2024 Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships for International Students in the United Kingdom

Academic achievement can be proved by degree results, GMAT or GRE scores, past university medals and awards, and other academic achievements.
Leadership potential is proven via experience and motivation.
Personal character, integrity, and dedication are essential.
Intentionally focus your career on addressing global social concerns, either inside an existing organisation or through the creation of a new venture.
The ability to foresee scalable and long-term solutions to these difficulties.
A well-articulated vision of how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will help you achieve your goals.
You should emphasise these qualities in your 1+1 MBA application, scholarship essay, and interview answers.

Shortlisting is scheduled for early April, with candidates expected to be invited to interviews in late April.

How to Apply for 2024 Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

To be eligible, you must submit a comprehensive application for both courses as well as the scholarship essay in the ‘Funding’ portion of the 1+1 MBA programme application by the deadline.

In no more than 500 words, respond to the following question:


What do your plans for changing the world tell us about you as a person?

Our partnership programmes each have their own application form, deadlines, and prerequisites.


You must apply for the 1+1 MBA by 5 January 2024, as well as by the deadline for your chosen Master’s programme, which can be in December or January. Funding deadlines for 1+1 MBA partnership programmes can be found on the Graduate Admissions website on the relevant course page.

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