You may be planning to fund yourself or be in discussion with your organisation about sponsorship, but it is worth exploring every source of funding available to you.
Executive MBA Needs-based Bursary
A small number of needs-based Executive MBA bursaries are available. These are offered based on individual circumstances and contribute 20 per cent of the tuition fees.
If you wish to be considered for a needs-based bursary you must send an additional essay (no more than 300 words) to explain why you feel that you should be awarded a bursary and the value of bursary you require. Your essay should then be emailed to the Admissions Manager at the same time as your application is submitted online.
We can not guarantee that all requests for bursaries will be awarded but we aim to be as fair as possible.
Successful applicants will be notified of any award made as part of their offer for the programme.
Executive MBA Director's Bursary
An Executive MBA Director's Bursary is an award for which all successful applicants* can apply. If you wish to be considered you must send an additional essay (no more than 300 words) to explain why you feel that you should be awarded a bursary and the value of bursary you require. This bursary is awarded for various reasons at the discretion of the Programme Director. It contributes 10 to 20 per cent towards the tuition fee. Director's Bursaries are awarded after the needs-based bursaries have been awarded, to try to be as fair as possible when making financial awards.
* If you are awarded a needs-based bursary you will not be considered for the Director's Bursary.
The Sainsbury Bursary Scheme provides a bursary for students from the charitable or voluntary sectors who need financial aid to help fund their EMBAs. There are up to five awards each year, worth either £14,000 or £28,000 towards the cost of the EMBA fees. Candidates with three years' work experience within the charitable or voluntary sectors are eligible, with priority given to UK citizens working in the UK. Candidates should have strong support from their employer, or evidence of an ongoing commitment to the charitable or voluntary sectors, and a clear idea of how they would use the skills and knowledge gained on the Executive MBA programme to develop their career within the charitable or voluntary sectors. Find out more
University of Cambridge Employee Scholarship
There is a bursary available for candidates working at the University of Cambridge. Find out more
Career Development Loans
The UK government sponsored Career Development Loan scheme is available to Executive MBA candidates who have lived in the UK for a minimum of three years and plan to work in the UK, European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) after the programme. To find out more, visit the UK Government's website.
Prodigy Finance Loans
Prodigy has limited funds, therefore we cannot guarantee that you will be granted a loan. We recommend that candidates investigate all financing options available to them, including local options.
* Declaration: An entity connected to the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is an investor in MBA Community Loans PLC, which provides the finance to fund the Prodigy Finance Loan Scheme. The University of Cambridge Judge Business School may therefore benefit from any lending under the scheme.
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