Information for Scholarship Applicants
Applications are warmly welcomed from both public and private sector backgrounds.
  • Harvard Business School is the best business school in the world! The British Friends offers a range of awards up to $30,000, depending on financial need, towards tuition costs at HBS, when supplementing a Harvard Business School financial package.  The grant may be larger in other circumstances.  Individual financial resources will be considered in detail only as part of the final shortlisting process.   

    A key goal of the charity is to encourage and support a diverse pool of students from across the UK to attend Harvard Business School.  

    Candidates for joint degrees with the Harvard Kennedy School may also be considered for British Friends scholarships. For more information on all joint Harvard Business School degrees click, Joint Degrees.

  • Criteria for an award include the applicant having been offered a place at HBS, be in financial need and undertake as part of the J-1 visa requirements, to return to the UK for at least two years after graduating with an MBA. 

    Candidates do not need to hold a firm offer from HBS before applying although they must hold one by the time of interview held in May. 

    The British Friends of Harvard Business School awards scholarships on the basis of financial need. Preference is given to candidates earning £50,000 gross pa or less plus other financial resources of no more than £20,000.

    Prospective candidates can apply soon.  Please email us at to request details of the process and timeline.


  • Further scholarship details and application forms can be obtained from us by emailing