One Planet MBA scholarships

One Planet MBA

Scholarships and Funding

We know the decision to study for an MBA programme at one of the best Business Schools in the world is a significant investment, both in yourself and in your professional development. This is an investment both in terms of time and money. Our discounts and scholarships programme will help you finance your MBA.

Helping you Fund your MBA

To help you fund your MBA we offer:

  • an “early bird” discount available automatically to all early applicants for our Full Time 2015/16 MBA programme
  • an extensive range of scholarships covering up to 100% of the tuition fees. Our scholarships are targeted at deserving and promising applicants with the potential to make the most of their MBA programme.

In our MBA Class of 2015, around 60% of our MBA participants benefited from some sort of financial support. However, we cannot stress enough how important it is for you to have a clear plan in place as to how you will finance your studies and your living expenses while studying with us.

“Early bird” discount

If you have been offered a place on the One Planet MBA, and secured your place by paying the deposit (as detailed in your offer letter) by 31st March 2015, you will automatically be eligible for our Early Bird discount of £5,000 from your fees for 2015/6.  Please note that if you are subsequently awarded a scholarship, your scholarship will override any discount you are entitled to.

Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for all One Planet MBA for 2015/16 applicants.

  • Applications for scholarships will open in November 2014. 
  • Closing dates vary so please check carefully. In some instances we offer two closing dates: 31st March 2015 for early applicants, and 31st May 2015 for all other applicants.
  • Please note: you need to have received an offer of a place on the One Planet MBA before you can apply for a scholarship.
  • For more information about our application process and entry requirements, please  click here.
The Ayudar Scholarships

Two scholarships have been donated by an alumnus of the Business School to support full-time One Planet MBA students from Colombia. The scholarships are valued at £25,000 each and will cover the One Planet MBA tuition fee, with a contribution to accommodation and living expenses.  

Find out more about the Ayudar Scholarship.

Please note that you will be required to upload a statement of up to 750 words detailing why you feel you should be considered for an Ayudar Scholarship Award. You should include any significant management, professional and/or sustainability achievements you would like to be taken into consideration for this Award and how you would envisage making use of your new knowledge and skills after the programme in contributing back to Colombia’s economic and/or human development.  The deadline for applications for this scholarship will be 31 May 2015.

Syngenta One Planet MBA Scholarship

The Syngenta scholarship is valued at £25,000 and covers the full One Planet MBA tuition fee as well as a contribution towards accommodation and living expenses.

Eligible candidates will need to:

  • Meet the full entry requirements for the One Planet MBA.
  • Have a background or demonstrable interest in food security or related topics such as environmental health and rural communities.

You will need to include a statement of up to 750 words outlining why you feel you should be considered for the Syngenta Scholarship. You should include details of your background and/or interest in food security; what benefits do you think you will gain from undertaking the One Planet MBA; and how do you envisage being able to apply the knowledge you have developed to further the area of food security. The deadline for applications for this scholarship will be 31 May 2015.

The One Planet MBA Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

In 2014, to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the MBA at the University of Exeter, we launched the One Planet MBA Emerging Global Leader Scholarship.  For the 2015/16 programme we are offering up to two scholarships valued at £12,000 each, which will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate academic excellence and strong business leadership skills with outstanding potential, with particular emphasis on what you think you will gain from the One Planet MBA, what your contribution will be to the experience of others on the programme, and what you would like to achieve with the One Planet MBA in terms of personal and professional aspirations.

Please note that you will be required to upload a statement of up to 750 words, stating why you should be considered for this award, with emphasis on your leadership experience and qualities.  Deadlines for these scholarships are 31st March 2015 for early applicants, and 31st May 2015 for all other.   

One Planet MBA 5th Anniversary Scholarships

In 2014, to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the MBA at the University of Exeter, we launched the One Planet MBA Emerging Global Leader Scholarship.  For the 2015/16 programme we are offering up to two scholarships valued at £12,000 each, which will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate academic excellence and strong business leadership skills with outstanding potential, with particular emphasis on what you think you will gain from the One Planet MBA, what your contribution will be to the experience of others on the programme, and what you would like to achieve with the One Planet MBA in terms of personal and professional aspirations. Please note that you will be required to upload a statement of up to 750 words, stating why you should be considered for this award, with emphasis on your leadership experience and qualities.  Deadlines for these scholarships are 31st March 2015 for early applicants, and 31st May 2015 for all other.

Corporate Partnership Scholarships

Several MBA Scholarships up to a value of £5,000 are available and supported by our network of corporate partners, including:

Atos, Canon, Coca Cola, The Cooperative Group (coming soon), IBM, IKEA, Lafarge, Lloyds Banking Group and Thomson Reuters.

These scholarships include the opportunity of an internship or a consultancy assignment with the sponsoring company. Please note, you can apply for a maximum of 2 corporate scholarships but students can only receive one award.

You will need to write a statement of up to 750 words for each Corporate Partnership Scholarship you apply for describing any significant management and professional achievements you would like us to take into consideration for this Award and explain why you have chosen this particular company and what particular skills and abilities can you offer your chosen company that might set you apart from other Scholarship applicants.  Applications will open in November and we will have two closing dates: 31st March 2015 and 31st May 2015. To maximise your chances of securing one of our corporate-sponsored scholarships you are advised to secure an offer for the One Planet MBA as early as possible. Please note awards are made by the sponsoring organisation.

Applying for a Scholarship

You need to have received an offer of a place on the MBA before you apply for a scholarship.

You can then complete the online scholarship application form from 21st November 2014 for entry on our Full Time Programme the following September.  The deadline for all scholarship applications is set to 31st May 2015.  However, please note some scholarships have multiple closing dates so please check carefully.

All scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis by our generous donors, with eligibility assessed on the basis of your academic qualifications, work experience and your personal statement.

Please note:

  • you can apply for a number of Scholarships but students can only be awarded one.
  • no feedback will be communicated to unsuccessful applicants
  • all decisions are final.

Please contact the MBA Office for more information.