A number of scholarships are available to students admitted onto the Warwick Full-Time MBA. This is to promote gender, geographic and sector diversity, alongside recognition for academic and professional excellence. WBS scholarships are highly competitive and awarded on the basis of three broad criteria:
- demonstration of significant past and recent academic ability including high GMAT, GRE or Warwick Test performance
- strong evidence of career progression and future career potential
- the ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the school.
Successful applicants would be expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme. The scholarships available are up to 50% of fees, but in truly exceptional cases can be more. Scholarships are allocated in the following areas:
- WBS Inspiring Women – for outstanding female candidates who are enthusiastic, engaging and inspiring role models.
- Dean’s MBA Scholarship – for exceptional academic excellence including high GMAT, GRE or Warwick Test score
- International Diversity – aimed at high performing talent from across the continents of the world who are looking to develop an international career
- Career transition scholarship – directed at outstanding individuals who view the FTMBA as a vehicle to help them transition into a substantially new professional area.
- Future leaders scholarship – directed at individuals who we identify as highly likely to assume a significant leadership role in the short to medium term.
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation scholarship – directed at individuals working in creative or self-directed roles whose future career trajectory is likely to involve innovative, entrepreneurial business models.
- Armed Forces scholarship – directed at veterans of the Armed Forces.
- Public/Third sector scholarship - directed at outstanding individuals from the third or voluntary sector
- Warwick alumni scholarships – Warwick alumni accepted onto the Full-Time MBA programme will automatically receive a 25% scholarship.
A small number of bursaries are available to candidates experiencing economic hardship for reasons beyond their control e.g. severe economic downturn in an economy.
Those interested in applying for a scholarship should write a separate essay (up to 300 words) outlining why they believe that they are a worthy candidate. Applicants need not necessarily specify which scholarship they wish to apply for as the scholarship committee will consider which specific scholarship would be most suitable.
The scholarship committee will decide on scholarship awards on an ongoing basis during the recruitment cycle but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. For deadline dates, visit our apply section.