African MBA Scholarship

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Overseas (Non-EU), Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Type of Award
External, University
Deadline for applying
Closes 02/06/2024

Award Description

At Birmingham Business School, our vision is to promote curiosity and thought leadership for Responsible Business. The Birmingham African MBA Scholarship is awarded to those who demonstrate a commitment to reinvesting their skills and experience gained from the Birmingham MBA back into their community in Africa.

This scholarship has been donated by a Birmingham MBA alumnus for over a decade and is open to African candidates only. The final decision is based on academic excellence, your personal statement and your response to the following essay question:

How will you use the skills you gain by completing your MBA programme at the University of Birmingham to drive positive change and innovation in your community in Africa? 

Value of Award

The African MBA Scholarship is a full fees scholarship (£35.850 for 2024/25 entry), part funded by a private donor with a commitment to Africa and part by the University.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must hold an offer from the University of Birmingham to study the Full-time MBA September 2024
  • You must be an African citizen
  • You must be in financial need with a commitment to return to Africa to reinvest the skills acquired on the Birmingham MBA back into your community
  • Up to five years of experience or three years in cases of exceptional potential, including extensive managerial responsibility
  • A good Honours degree or equivalent, such as a degree level professional qualification.
  • IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 95 (with no less than 22 in any band); Pearson Academic Test of English 67 (in all four skills)
  • Please note we will also consider candidates without a first degree or professional qualification but with at least ten years’ work experience including significant managerial responsibility

How to Apply

Please visit our dedicated MBA scholarship page for further details


Victoria Malin