Advancing Women in Leadership Scholarship (MBA)

Postgraduate Opportunities

Newcastle University


Start date and duration: September 2019 for one year of study

Closing date: 18 January 2019 - if a suitable candidate is not found in January it will be extended to 14 June 2019

Sponsor: Newcastle University Business School

Person Specification

To be eligible for this partial-fee scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

- complete the scholarship application form including submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words in response to the question listed. Submissions need to be in English
- hold a conditional or unconditional offer of admission to the Full-time MBA programme of 2019 entry
- have substantive managerial experience (normally 6 years or more, minimum 3 years)
- preferably hold the equivalent of a UK 2:1 honours degree (however, applicants who do not meet this requirement but can demonstrate relevant work experience above the minimum plus significant career progression may also be considered)
- perform well at interview across all competency areas
- hold an English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent with no subskill below 6.0 (if your first language is not English)


We’re committed to supporting innovative business women who aspire to higher levels of influence and professional development. Through our Advancing Women in Leadership Scholarship, successful MBA candidates will receive mentoring support from our Business School Director, Professor Sharon Mavin, an international scholar in gender, leadership and organisation studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong career trajectory, academic excellence and a wealth of professional experience.

Further details on the administration of these scholarships can be found in our MBA Scholarships Regulations 2019

General funding sources

For general sources of funding that may apply to this study opportunity, visit the page(s) below.

Funding information

Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries
Funding notes:

A full fee award of £22,800, payable towards the cost of tuition fees.

Contacts and how to apply

Academic contact:

For further information, please email: or tel: +44 (0) 191 208 1589.

Administrative contact and how to apply:

Applications and essays will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Candidates need to complete the online application form

Application deadline:

18 January 2019