Scholarships and Funding
We know the decision to study for an MBA programme at a Russell Group, UK Top 10 University 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.
The One Planet MBA is pleased to be able to offer a bursary of GBP £5,000 (five thousand pounds), per year, from September 2015, for the next five years thanks to the Trevor and Dominica Yang One Planet MBA Bursary.
The Bursary will be available to candidates who can demonstrate:
- ordinary residency from Hong Kong or mainland China; and
- financial need.
Applicants interested in being considered for this bursary should have an offer of a place on the One Planet MBA programme, and complete and return The Trevor and Dominica Yang One Planet MBA Bursary Application Form. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2015. Please send the form for the attention of Emma Birch in the MBA Office –firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please click here.
“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 the early bird discount cannot be applied in addition to our Ayudar, Syngenta or Emerging Global Leader scholarships.
The following scholarships are available for all One Planet MBA for 2015/16 applicants:
- Scholarship applications for 2015/6 entry have now closed.
- Please note: you need to have received an offer of a place on the One Planet MBA before you can apply for a scholarship.
- More information about our application process and entry requirements.
The Ayudar Scholarship is to study for the One Planet MBA in 2015/16 (starting in September 2015). A number of part and full fees scholarships are available to deserving applicants armed with the desire to make a major contribution to business development alongside positive social or environmental impact in Colombia. Those scholarships are valued at up to £25,000 and may cover programme fees, with a contribution to subsistence.
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. To apply for this scholarship, please click here. The deadline for applications for this scholarship is 31 May 2015. Please note, this award cannot be combined with the early bird discount.
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, environmental health or rural communities; 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, environmental health or rural communities. To apply for this scholarship, please click here. The deadline for applications for this scholarship will be 31 May 2015. Please note this award cannot be combined with the Early Bird Discount
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. To apply for this scholarship, please click here. Deadlines for these scholarships are 31st March 2015 for early applicants, and 31st May 2015 for all other. Please note this award cannot be combined with the early bird discount.
In 2015, the One Planet MBA will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary. In recognition of this milestone, we are offering up to 5 scholarships of £8,000 each. The scholarships will be awarded to exceptional applicants with a track record in leadership who can demonstrate academic excellence and potential. Those scholarships are awarded on an on-going basis following interview by the MBA team (no specific scholarship application is required). To maximise your chances of securing one of our MBA 5th Anniversary scholarships, please submit your application as early as possible as they are quota-restricted. These scholarships may be awarded on top of the early bird discounts. This means that, if you apply early and secure one of those scholarships you will benefit from a £13,000 discount on your fees.
Several MBA Scholarships up to a value of £5,000 each are offered by our network of corporate partners and come together with the opportunity to undertake an internship or a consultancy project at the following organisations:
Atos, Canon, Coca Cola, The Cooperative Group, IBM, IKEA, Lafarge, Lloyds Banking Group and Thomson Reuters.
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. To apply for a Corporate Partnership Scholarship, please click here.
These scholarships may be awarded in addition to the early bird discounts. This means that, if you apply early and secure one of these scholarships, you will benefit from a £10,000 discount on your fees. 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 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.
- 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.