Apply to Our UK Summer School 2020 Scholarship Programme

Applications for our 2020 summer scholarship programme are now closed! Please revisit this page towards the end of this year for more details on how to apply for our 2021 scholarship programme.

Summer Boarding Courses are delighted to offer 4 academic scholarships to international students aged 11-16 years old who are seeking financial aid. SBC will cover 100% of the course fees on a 2-week programme at Summer Boarding Courses at Wellington College and SBC Canford Summer School.

Summer Boarding Courses’ vision is to “unite the cultures of the world through education.” To support our vision, the annual scholarship programme aims to help students who would not otherwise have access to our international summer school.

Our named memorial scholarships were established in memory of two special babies:

Louis Albrecht Memorial Scholarship: Available to male students aged between 11-16.
Connie Townsend Memorial Scholarship: Available to female students aged between 11-16.

Previous Scholarship Students

We are extremely proud of the previous winners of our summer school scholarships.
Click here to find out how our UK summer schools helped last year’s scholarship students

Win a Summer in Oxford

Connie Townsend Memorial 

2019 Scholarship recipients include:

Oxford College
Barsa, Nepal, Law
Quyen, Vietnam, Politics & Economics
Bruna, Brazil, International Relations/Politics & Economics
Adziky, Indonesia, International Relations
Era, Kosovo, International Relations/Law

2018 Scholarship recipients include:

Oxford College
Marcela, Brazil, Natural Sciences
Hasna, Indonesia, History of Art

Oxford College Students

Louis Albrecht Memorial

2019 Scholarships recipients include:

SBC Oxford
Arsen, Armenia, General English

Oxford College
Mauricio, Brazil, Business & Leadership

2018 Scholarship recipients include:

Oxford College
Kevan, Eritrea, Medicine
Marcus, Estonia, Natural Sciences
Slim, Tunisia, Business & Leadership

SBC Canford
Jordan, Uganda, International Relations

Why You Should Study With Summer Boarding Courses?

One of the UK’s Most Multi-National Summer School Providers
We believe all cultures around the world should be united through education. Last year, students joined us from 101 different countries.

British Council 15/15

A British Council Inspection Report Score of 15 out of 15
We are the UK’s first and only multi-centre summer school to achieve 15 out of 15 Areas of Strength in a British Council Inspection report. Read the full inspection here

“I guess SBC has given me a new perspective on life. Before coming here, I would say I assumed a lot of things. I stereotyped people and after coming here, it really broadened my horizons. I’ve met a lot of new people, gained a lot of new insights…and I guess it has made me a better version of myself.”

Barsa, Scholarship Student, Nepalese


Who can apply?
We welcome international students aged between 11-16 years to apply for the scholarship programme.

What are the dates, locations and courses available? 

SBC at Wellington College
If you’re aged 13-16, our summer scholarships at one of the UK’s most famous boarding schools – Wellington College is an excellent choice. Our 2-week scholarship courses are available from 27th July to 10th August 2020.

Students at SBC at Wellington College receive 30 hours of academic tuition and 20 hours of leadership training over 2 weeks. Subjects include; General English, Business, Introduction to Engineering, Mathematics, Sciences or IB Preparation. See our full SBC at Wellington College  Academic Programmes here

SBC Canford Summer School
If you are aged 11-15, the prestigious SBC Canford Summer School near Bournemouth on the south coast of England is an ideal summer course for you. Our 2-week summer school scholarships are available from 20th July to 3rd August 2020.

At SBC Canford, our students receive 15 hours of tuition per week and have a variety of study options to choose from including General English, English Literature, Introduction to Medicine, STEM, Business and International Relations. See our full SBC Canford Academic Programmes here

When are applications open?
Please note that applications are now closed.

What is included in the scholarship?
A 2-week course including English tuition, accommodation, 3 meals a day, excursions and the social programme.

Please note:

  • Travel costs are not included, and travel arrangements must be made independently.
  • If successful, students must send proof of flights by 1st May 2020.
  • We are happy to provide a Visa Support Letter to help with your application.
  • Students do not have to pay a course deposit before applying for the scholarship.
  • Scholarship places are limited.
  • Scholarship places are only offered for the coming summer and cannot be deferred.

When will the scholarships be awarded?
Our scholarships will be awarded to 4 successful students via email on 16th March 2020.

Am I eligible for a scholarship?
If you meet this criteria then you are eligible to apply:

  • Students must be able to raise any travel cost to the UK incurred (i.e. flights)
  • Students must not attend a private school, nor be a British Citizen
  • Without this academic scholarship, you would be unable to pay the course fees

I think the application process makes you stop, slow down a little bit and think about your life. Think about your experiences, about your extracurricular activities…about the impact you make on your community. The questions are all related to your extracurricular activities, SBC wants to know if you have an impact on your community. I think the part of making the video …was really awesome because I had never done it before, so it was a new experience and I learned a lot about it.

Mauricio, Scholarship Student, Brazil

How to Apply

There are 2 stages to the scholarship application.

Application Stage 1

1) Complete the online application form
Please complete the online form as accurately as possible. We want to hear about your general background, current studies at school, academic/extra-curricular achievements and how gaining a scholarship position will help you.

Click here to apply and access the scholarship form

2) Don’t forget to send us an accompanying reference from your teacher
Please send us an accompanying reference from your teacher. Your teacher must sign and date the statement and provide their contact details so we can contact them. Please email your reference to: scholarships@summerboardingcourses.co.uk

The deadline for Application Stage 1 is 14th February 2020.

Application Stage 2

1) Wait to hear if you have been shortlisted
We will consider all entries received and inform shortlisted candidates by 24th February 2020.

2) If shortlisted, create a video
If successful, you will be asked to submit a short video. Full requirements and guidance will be provided. The video should be about your family, friends, hometown and hopes and dreams for the future.

Our scholarships will be awarded to 4 successful students via email on 16th March 2020.

Good luck! We look forward to receiving your scholarship application!

If you haven’t already, apply here

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