2019/2020 Jacobs Foundation Scholarships in youth and child development for study at the University of Oxford (Funded)

Application Deadline: 11 January 2019

New to Saïd Business School, the inaugural Jacobs Foundation scholars start their studies in September 2018.

The Jacobs Foundation scholarship was introduced in 2018 and is open to candidates with a strong interest in the field of youth and child development. Jacobs Foundation scholars have an entrepreneurial vision, are dedicated to social issues, and usually have a minimum of three years’ work experience. The Jacobs Foundation Scholars will also be committed to the goals of the Jacobs Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must have an interest in the following areas (in order of priority):

  1. Childhood development, learning education (ed-tech, early-ed, parenting, brain development);
  2. Agricultural development in Africa (food security, microfinance, supply-chain);
  3. Impact investment, with a preference for education.

Candidates who have industry experience from the NGO, education or government sector are welcome to apply.

Additionally, candidates must be ordinarily resident in one of the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, United Kingdom, United States.  (With a preference for: Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Romania.)

Scholarship Worth:

  • £26,500 per scholarship

As a Jacobs Foundation scholar, you will also benefit from interaction with the Jacobs Foundation directly.

How to Apply:

You must submit an additional Jacobs Foundation scholarship essay in the funding section of your programme application form. This essay should cover how you meet the eligibility criteria for the scholarship and should be a maximum of 500 words.


11 January 2019

If both scholarships are not awarded to candidates who apply by this date, candidates applying to the final MBA application deadline of 05 April 2019 will also be considered.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019/2020 Jacobs Foundation Scholarships 


  1. Thanks a lot for this great opportunity.I’m Rita Anopansuo from Ghana and I would like to know more on how I can apply for the scholarship

  2. Thanks alot for this great opportunity.my name is Diing Aher Arol from South Sudan and would like to win this great opportunity because am coming from poor family’s no financial support from my parents.


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