Hey there! Want to study in the UK? Great news! The Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship is now available! In this article, we’ll walk you through all the details about this scholarship, its perks, and how to apply, step by step.
The Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship 2024-2025 is an amazing opportunity for African students. It’s a fully funded scholarship that covers all expenses for MBA studies at the prestigious University of Oxford. With this scholarship, students don’t need to worry about paying for their MBA course fees or living expenses because everything is taken care of. And that’s not all! The scholarship also provides a return airfare for the lucky recipient. So, if you dream of pursuing an MBA at Oxford, this scholarship could be your ticket to success!
Eni, an international energy company, provides funding for initiatives that align with its mission, inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eni collaborates strategically with various partners, focusing on areas of mutual interest, including youth employment, agriculture value chains, and renewable energy and energy efficiency in Africa. This year, Eni is offering two fully funded scholarships for exceptional graduates who wish to pursue an MBA at Oxford University.
Eni, the international integrated energy company, has a rich history of supporting scholarships. One of its significant contributions is the “Scuola Enrico Mattei,” which played a pioneering role in postgraduate education in Italy and managerial studies in Europe. Since 1957, this school has awarded scholarships to about 2600 young graduates from 111 countries, enabling them to join the “Master MEDEA” program focused on the oil and energy industry. As a result, the Mattei legacy has spread across the globe.
Eni values training and knowledge management, which are fostered through the Eni Corporate University. To enhance expertise in its business areas, Eni maintains strong relationships with prestigious national and international universities. Notably, Oxford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and other leading Italian universities collaborate closely with Eni in this regard.
- Level of Study: MBA
- Institution(s): University of Oxford
- Study in: UK
- Courses Offered: MBA
- Program Period: One year
- Deadline: Admission deadline
Important dates to remember for applying to the Oxford MBA program for the 2024-25 academic year:
- Stage 1: Wednesday 27 September 2023
- Stage 2: Friday 5 January 2024
- Stage 3: Wednesday 20 March 2024
Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship will cover the following:
- The full MBA course fees.
- Living expenses stipend.
- One return airfare.
Eligibility Requirements for the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship:
If you want to be eligible for the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship, you need to meet these requirements:
- Language Proficiency: You must be proficient in the English language. To learn more about the required language tests and scores, you can click here.
- Eligible Countries: Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Tunisia.
- Work Experience: You should have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience, which should be detailed on a one-page CV. The selection committee values career growth and international exposure, as well as leadership potential. There is no specific sector of experience required.
- Quantitative and Analytical Skills: A high level of quantitative and analytical skills must be demonstrated through your GMAT or GRE results. For more information about the details and required scores, you can click here.
How to Apply for Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship?
To apply for the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship, follow these steps:
- Describe your post-MBA career plans and how the program will help you achieve your goals. Show that you understand your professional strengths, have researched your future goals, and explain how the MBA will bridge the gap between them. Also, remember to upload all your university degree academic transcripts to the online application form.
- Write a supporting statement to tell the Admissions Committee something not covered in your application, within a maximum of 250 words. This is an opportunity to share more about yourself.
- If you are applying under the Oxford 1+1 MBA scheme, write an additional essay of maximum 250 words, explaining why this scheme is particularly beneficial for you and how it aligns with your career and personal development aims.
- Re-applicants should write another essay of maximum 250 words, highlighting the improvements in their candidacy since their last application.
- The admissions committee will evaluate your essays for evidence of good communication skills, leadership potential, analytical abilities, and how well you fit with the Oxford MBA community, among other characteristics.
- Complete an online assessment with five questions. We’ll ask you two questions about what motivates you, which every candidate will answer. Additionally, we have two competency-based questions that will be randomly chosen. And to add a fun twist, there’s a spontaneous written response to see how well you handle thinking on your feet.
- Submit two references through the online application form, preferably from professional referees. They will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the online reference form.
Remember that the references should come from valid work/professional/institutional email addresses, not Gmail or Hotmail accounts.
After ensuring you have met all the requirements, submit your application form online. Make sure your application is complete, and don’t forget to pay the £150 application fee upon submission.
Once your MBA application is submitted, the details you provided will be used to determine your eligibility for the scholarship. No additional actions are required from you.
Want to know more and apply for the Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship? Just head over to the official website!