Funding your future: WBS MBA Scholarships

We're investing in our Change Makers with scholarships available across all of our MBA programmes.

Our scholarship offering has been designed to promote excellence as well as support diversity and inclusion. This helps to create a rich learning environment within each of our cohorts to ensure your learning experience is maximised.

Our scholarships are available to Change Makers whose diverse backgrounds and interests set them apart - we welcome those that question the status quo, look at the bigger picture, and possess the drive and vision to make real impact.

Discover our range of scholarship categories below and find out how to apply.

What change could a WBS MBA Scholarship help you make?


Scholarships we offer
Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Sector
Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Sector

This scholarship has been created to recognise individuals who seek to challenge the norm in their sector through their impactful drive and vision to make a positive difference. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to making an impact in business, as well as evidence of the impact had in organisation and sector to achieve better outcomes and provide wider value.

Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Society
Change Maker - Personal Impact in Your Society

This scholarship is for those who strive to use business as a power for good. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to positively influencing society, evidencing the impact of their work and how they are generating better social outcomes for others, whether though their job or volunteering experience.

Championing Diversity - Black in Business
Championing Diversity - Black in Business

We are proud to welcome a diverse cohort of students and are continually working towards addressing under-representation. As part of this, we are committed to creating an environment that promotes the representation, wellbeing and development of Black professionals in business. This scholarship is open to candidates from Black or mixed Black backgrounds.

Inspiring Females
Inspiring Females

We’re committed to working towards a more gender-balanced future for the most senior positions in the boardroom. This scholarship is open to females who demonstrate business excellence and are inspiring role models to others. 

On our Executive MBA, we also offer two successful candidates an exceptional award of 50% and an invite to join the 30% Club. Further to this, we have also teamed up with We are the City and City Women’s Network, who both support and promote women in business.

Championing Diversity - LGBTQUA+
Championing Diversity - LGBTQUA+

We strive to create an open and welcoming environment; a place where individuals can express themselves freely. This scholarship is open to talented individuals who are committed to being a Change Maker for the LGBTQUA+ community, with a mission to increase visibility and representation. You can apply for this scholarship if you identify as a member of the LGBTQUA+ community or are an advocate or ally for these groups.

Championing Diversity – Geographical
Championing Diversity – Geographical

At WBS we welcome a large community of Change Makers from all over the world, with participants coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. To further encourage this diversity, this scholarship is available for candidates across the globe, with a particular focus on Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Championing the Community - Locally Resident
Championing the Community - Locally Resident

As part of our commitment to the local community and promoting access to the University of Warwick, we offer a scholarship exclusively to those who live in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Visit our individual course Fees and Funding pages for further information:

Applying for a scholarship

If you’re self-funding or partially employer-funded, and are interested in applying for a scholarship, you need to submit a written statement (up to 500 words) with your application referencing which scholarship you are applying for and outlining why you believe you should be awarded the scholarship, taking the category criteria and elements listed below into consideration.

  • Evidence of individual impact
  • Alignment with WBS’ core values – Curiosity, Openness, Restlessness and Excellence
  • A desire to make a positive difference in the world of business and beyond
  • The potential to become a future Change Maker
  • The ability to fulfil future ambassadorial duties for the School. Successful applicants are expected to work closely with the marketing and recruitment teams in order to attract future candidates onto the programme.

Please apply for the scholarship category you feel that you most closely align with; you will be considered for this scholarship category, alongside any others the Scholarship Committee deems appropriate, based on your scholarship submission and your application as a whole. We do not allow resubmission for consideration under another category. 

For details of other scholarships, see the University's scholarship pages.

Alumni Loyalty Discount

Available for Warwick alumni who possess a thirst for new knowledge, new experiences, and strive to better themselves and the world around them. A loyalty discount of 25% will be awarded for such individuals.

Please note that all alumni from the University of Warwick who are accepted onto a postgraduate Masters course receive a minimum 10% scholarship from the Warwick Alumni Discount Scheme and any alumni scholarships awarded by WBS are inclusive of this award.


A number of bursaries are available to candidates experiencing economic hardship for reasons beyond their control. For example, severe economic downturn in an economy, domiciled in countries in conflict or holding refugee status. Bursaries will be discretionary and awarded to high potential candidates that can add value to our diverse cohorts. 

Hear from our students

My application hints and tips

Distance Learning MBA participant Thato Kanjere shares how he approached the application process and how they broke it down into two steps.