Oxford–Adara Foundation MBA Scholarship 2024/2025 for Young African Women

A new MBA scholarship designed to empower high-potential African women to engage in the economic development of the continent has been launched.

Application Deadline: There is no fixed application deadline for this scholarship. 

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Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Oxford University, UK

About the Award: The Adara Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise in Nigeria, focuses on empowering women and advancing education in Africa. The Foundation shares Saïd Business School’s commitment to greater gender parity in education and supports our aim to foster a global MBA community with representation from all over the world.

The scholarship, open to female candidates of an African nationality, covers the full MBA programme fee and living expenses. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to return to their home country upon completion of the one-year MBA programme to contribute to Africa’s business and socio-economic development. The scholarships will be available for the 2024-25 academic year and no separate application will be needed as all students meeting the criteria will automatically be considered. 

Type: MBA


  • 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.

Number of Awards: One per year.

Value of Award: 50% of the course fees.

Duration of Programme: Full duration.

How to Apply: No additional application is required, we will use the details you supply in your MBA application form to determine eligibility.


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