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Funding Support

Student life can be expensive, but the Army can help with the cost of continuing your education. We have scholarships, grants and bursaries to help you get qualifications before you join.

How to apply for funding

To apply for a financial award, complete your application to join the Army online. Once you've been given a Candidate Support Manager (CSM), they will help you to apply for any financial benefits that are suitable for you.

Further Education Bursary

Aimed at people who want to get qualified before they join the Regular Army, the Further Education Bursary aims to support you while you’re at school or college and guarantees you a training place when you finish. During your course, your own Careers Adviser will give you support and advice. They can help you organise work experience or an Insight Course to see first hand what Army life is like.
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Medical Services bursary

Army Medical Service Professionally Qualified Officer bursaries are available to potential Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Nursing, and Allied Health Professional officers. Bursaries are offered to students who are studying for a recognised qualifying degree who meet the Army’s eligibility requirements. The maximum award will consist of a series of lump sum payments in each of the last 3 years of study, followed by a lump sum on completion of initial officer training at the Sandhurst.

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Sixth Form Scholarship

The Army offers a Sixth Form Scholarship (AOSS) to talented students who have good Regular Army Officer potential. Only 100 scholarships are awarded each year across the whole country so competition is tough. Scholarships are awarded on merit, irrespective of your background or method of schooling.

Undergraduate Bursary

The Army Undergraduate Bursary is worth up to £7,000. You'll have to pass the Army's officer selection process to be offered the Bursary and, if successful, you will be given a provisional place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. You'll be expected to join an OTC during your time at university and serve as a Regular Officer for at least three years after commissioning.

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