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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.

Medical Services bursary

Army Medical Service Professionally Qualified Officer bursaries are available to potential Medical, Dental, Veterinary and Nursing 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.

Army medic

Golden Hellos for musicians

If you're thinking of joining the Army as a musician, you could now get up to £10,000. How much you get will depend on how well you do in your audition.

Army Musicians

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 now offers a tiered bursary scheme with Standard (£6,000), Technical (£16,000) and Enhanced (£24,000) options. All 3 have different eligibility criteria and all bursars will be expected to join the Officer Training Corps (OTC) whilst at university. An Army undergraduate bursar is also given a provisional place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst following which they will be required to complete a minimum of 3 years commissioned service.