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Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA Scholarships for EU/EEA Students, 2019

The Sainsbury Management Fellowship scheme, funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation is open for the citizens of EU/EEA. The studentships are available to undertake full-time MBA courses at one of fourteen leading international business schools.

The overall objective of the scheme is to improve the economic performance of UK engineering, manufacturing and construction businesses by providing a resource of highly-motivated engineers who have complemented their technical qualifications and skills with first-class business education in an international environment.



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The Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) is the MBA scholarship scheme of Engineers in Business Fellowship.


  • Application Deadline:  May 13, 2019
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to undertake full-time MBA courses at one of fourteen leading international business schools.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Award: Each Fellowship has a financial value of £50,000 to cover the tuition fee.
  • Number of Awards: Since 1987, the scheme has supported more than 300 engineers.
  • Nationality: EU/EEA
  • The award can be taken in Europe and the UK


  • Eligible Countries: EU/EEA citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible:
  • Applicants must have a confirmed place on a full-time MBA programme at one of the 14 eligible business schools (see the full list of eligible business schools here)
  • Applicants must have a first degree in an engineering discipline, preferably a first or upper second class
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to both UK engineering/business and their respective engineering communities
  • Applicants must be an EU/EEA citizen, normally domiciled in the United Kingdom
  • Applicants should ideally have Chartered Engineer status (or equivalent) or be making substantial progress towards it
  • Applicants would usually have 4-10 years professional experience post-degree
  • Applicants should have a strong commitment to technology and engineering
  • Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.
  • Applicants who have previously applied and were invited for interview are not eligible to reapply.
  • Applicants who have previously applied and were not invited for interview may reapply after a period of two years from the original application.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure:

Applications are now being accepted for Sainsbury Management Fellowships. The deadline for consideration in the next round of interviews is 4 pm on Monday 13 May 2019.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted via the online application system, available. All applicants must be registered with the Academy’s single sign-on system, or must first register and provide some basic log-in details to create a profile.

The application form has five sections and should take between one hour and one day to complete, depending on whether the applicant has already considered the questions prior to applying.

  • A summary of the guidance notes is embedded within the system itself, however, the guidance given below may be more detailed so we recommend you keep this document to hand. Many of the questions have prescribed word limits which are designed to keep your answers focused and to give you an indication of the level of detail we require. In such cases, the number of words you have used will be displayed beneath the question and updated in real time.
  • After logging in to the system via the Academy website and selecting the Sainsbury Management Fellowships scheme you should be presented with the “Instructions” screen.
  • Here you will see some general instructions on how to use the system as well as the below list of the five sections of the application form: 1. Applicant and Institution detail 2. MBA course Details 3. The case for Support 4. Marketing 5. Statements of Support and Declaration At any stage in the application process you can save your work and return to it at a later time.
  • You can answer the questions in any order you like so you may freely skip some sections to return to later if you so wish.
  • It is therefore worth viewing the application early on for an indication of what is required, and you should also ensure that you have all the necessary documentation to complete the application, such as supporting letters and your CV.

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