The Vanessa Dekou Scholarship for Scientists

Type of funding:

External scholarship




Vanessa Dekou



No of awards:

1 award

Application deadline:

Rolling until awarded

Please indicate your interest in this scholarship on your application form and upload supporting documents.


The Vanessa Dekou Scholarship for Scientists awards one MBA student with £25,000 towards their tuition fees.

Vanessa Dekou is a Business School alumnus who studied on the Cambridge MBA in 2002. She is a scientist and entrepreneur with a PhD in Cardiovascular Genetics and an extensive career trajectory in the biopharmaceutical and biotech industries. Vanessa is a great believer that education creates opportunities, and the aspiration is to assist scientists educated at Masters/PhD level to pursue an MBA and advance their business understanding and credentials to become the next generation of leaders and contribute to advances in science.

Eligibility criteria

Awarded based on academic excellence demonstrated through degree results, GMAT or GRE score, and performance at interview.

This scholarship is open to candidates with a master’s and/or PhD education level with a scientific background (biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, etc) and priority will be given to Greek nationals and to those experiencing financial hardship.

How to apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to be considered, then you need to select this scholarship on the application form and upload the following documents to the application form:

Applicants who have applied to this scholarship and are made an offer after interview will be considered by the Scholarships Committee.

There is no fixed deadline, however, we cannot guarantee the availability of this scholarship in later application rounds so early application is recommended.

Further details

The recipient of this scholarship is expected to be an ambassador for the Cambridge MBA, working closely with the marketing, recruitment and alumni teams to support and attract future candidates onto the programme as well as future scholarship donors.