The Sandhurst Medal was introduced in 2016 to recognise the extraordinary achievement of those International Students who successfully complete the Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The recipients of the Sandhurst Medal join an esteemed list of over 4,800 International Alumni from over 120 different countries. Recipients also receive open membership of the Sandhurst Trust which enables them to keep in touch with the Academy and the friends they made whilst on the course.
The Sandhurst Medal is fully approved by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and is designed to be worn on the uniform of the recipient to show that they have successfully completed the very challenging 44-weeks Regular Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom.
The Sandhurst Trust was formed in 2003 to promote the improved understanding and development of leadership beyond the Academy and as a means of keeping both former British and International Cadets in contact with each other. Membership is open to all who have commissioned or graduated from Sandhurst (or the Mons Officer Cadets School): British or International; Regular or Reserve; serving or retired.
The Sandhurst Trust supports international cadets at Sandhurst, including provision of the Sandhurst Medal to those commissioning after 2016.