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NEW: Eni-Oxford MBA Africa Scholarship 2020 for African Students

Eni, the multinational integrated energy company, and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, are announcing ten new MBA scholarships.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa and Tunisia.

To be Taken at (Country): UK

About the Award: 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.

Type: MBA


  • 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.

Number of Awards: 2

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: 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.


Visit Award Webpage for Details