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The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship provides financial support to post-graduate African students who have been accepted onto MBA programmes at the top 10 leading business schools in the world as ranked by the Financial Times. The Financial Times MBA Global Ranking for 2020 lists the top ten schools as:

  1. Harvard Business School

  2. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton

  3. Stanford Graduate School of Business


  5. Ceibs

  6. MIT: Sloan

  7. London Business School

  8. Columbia Business School

  9. HEC Paris

  10. University of Chicago: Booth

All successful African MBA applicants to the top ten business schools (as ranked by the Financial Times) are eligible to receive the TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship, regardless of their domicile. Awarded candidates will receive their grant prior to the annual intake date for that business school. However, whilst the TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship will provide additional financial support to help African student’s bridge part of the gap and relieve some of the financial burden attached to taking on MBA programmes, it will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for these programmes. Launched in 2011, The TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship aims to help up to eight students a year. To date, scholarships have been awarded to 43 students.

How to Apply

We are now receiving applications for 2020/21 intakes. Between 1 June and 30 June 2020, eligible students should email with the following information:

  • Full name

  • Nationality

  • Full contact details

  • Name of Business School where you have been accepted onto their MBA Programme

  • Year of enrolment at the Business School

  • Copy of offer letter from the Business School

  • Copy of your CV

  • Copy of your budget and funding shortfall (including confirmation letters for all scholarships and loans)

Note: the TY Danjuma MBA Scholarship is to support students by providing additional financial aid. It will not be enough to act as the primary source of funding for their MBA. Applications received prior to 1 June 2020 or after 30 June 2020 will not be processed.

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