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Sainsbury Bursary Scheme

The Sainsbury Bursary Scheme provides Cambridge MBA bursaries for students from the charitable or voluntary sectors who need financial aid to help fund their MBAs. There are up to five awards each year, worth either £14,000 or £28,000 towards the cost of the MBA fees.

If you want to be considered for a Sainsbury Bursary, you must apply to the Cambridge MBA programme by 6 May.

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What next?

Following the interview, if an offer is made to you, please send MBA Admissions an email explaining why you think you should be considered for a Sainsbury Bursary (see eligibility criteria below).

Do I qualify for a Sainsbury Bursary?

We are looking for intelligent and highly motivated candidates committed to a career within the charitable or voluntary sectors. Preference will be given to UK citizens currently working in the UK, but exceptional non-UK candidates working for international organisations will be considered. In all cases it is expected that successful recipients will continue to contribute to the charitable or voluntary sectors in the UK after completion of the MBA. All candidates for the bursaries must have:

  • at least three years' work experience within the charitable or voluntary sectors prior to submitting their application
  • strong support from their employer, or evidence of an on-going commitment to the charitable or voluntary sectors
  • a clear idea of how they would use the skills and knowledge gained on the MBA programme to develop their career within the charitable or voluntary sectors

Deadline for Sainsbury Bursary applications

Application deadline: 6 May 2016.

Further details

For further details, please contact the MBA Admissions staff

Find out more about tailoring your MBA to the Social Innovation sector (pdf, 586KB)

The Cambridge MBA offers a specialised concentration in Social Innovation for those interested in the not-for-profit sector.

Sainsbury Bursary recipients' experiences

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Zohra Khaku, Cambridge MBA student, on applying for the Sainsbury bursary

Zohra talks about the Sainsbury bursary interview process