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The ArmyArmy Undergraduate Bursary
The ArmyArmy Undergraduate Bursary
Find out more about an Army Undergraduate Bursary
Always taking the first step. Making the tough calls. Keeping heads up and hope strong. Being a leader isn’t always easy, but, at the British Army, it’s worth it.
Location: The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
What you will be doing
As an Army Officer, you’ll push yourself and your team further than you thought possible. At the centre of every unforgettable adventure, you’ll be there, building trust and inspiring achievement. Ready to take on the role of a lifetime?
Supported to succeed
Our Army Officer bursaries are there to support you throughout your undergraduate education, so there’s nothing standing in your way. We offer a number of different bursaries, each with different eligibility criteria. Depending on what you study, your performance, and which Corps you’re looking to join, we can provide you with the support you need to go far. If you’re applying to or currently at university, you could be eligible for a bursary of up to £25,000 (£75,000 for medical students).
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is where the next generation of officers learn the skills they need to help their teams take on any challenge. If you’re applying for a bursary, it’s important you check that you’re also eligible to enter Sandhurst. If applying for a:
• Doctor or Dental Bursary, you must enter Sandhurst before your 39th birthday
• Nursing Bursary, you must enter Sandhurst before your 34th birthday
• Veterinary Bursary, you must enter Sandhurst before your 29th birthday
• Any other bursary, you must enter Sandhurst before your 30th birthday.
When to apply
• If you’re applying for an Army Undergraduate Bursary (Technical, Enhanced or Standard), you must do so before the first Friday in December of your final year. To apply for the Enhanced Bursary, you must have at least 2 years left at university.
• To apply for the Army Medical Services Bursary, you must do so before February in your second year. We can award bursaries after this date has expired, but we’re normally unable to backdate payments.
What you will have
To apply for any of our bursaries, you must be 18 or over, committed to joining the Army as a Regular Officer on graduating and meet the following academic requirements:
• For applicants with GCSEs you’ll need: 35 ALIS points from 7 subjects with at least Grade C/4 in English Language, Mathematics and either a science or foreign language.
• For applicants with SNQs you’ll need: 34 ALIS points from 7 subjects with at least Grade C at SNQ level 5 or grade 2 at Scottish Standard Grade in English Language, Mathematics and either a science or foreign language.
• Have 72(+) UCAS points from three subjects (four for Scottish Highers). At least two subjects must be National Level 3, not including AS Levels or General Studies.
You’ll also have to pass the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) and join the University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) while at university.
This is your opportunity to show the world what you’re made of.
Find where you belong.
Learn more about The Army
We are the Army
The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.
What we do
Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role. Highly trained soldiers are ready to deploy anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police following a terrorist attack, to specialist capabilities such as bomb disposal and intelligence experts, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are always ready to serve.
The British Army is your Army: in an uncertain world it is ever vigilant, always ready and steadfast in its commitment to the defence of the United Kingdom and its citizens.
Joining the Army involves making a commitment. It does take time to get used to Army life, but the Army will welcome you, train you and develop you.
It might sound like a big commitment but you get job security and time to take advantage of all that the Army can offer, like travel, qualifications, sport, a good income and friends for life.
We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t even know you had. You’ll soon start noticing the benefits.
Who we are
The Army is distinct from the RAF and Royal Navy in that our tasks are always delivered directly by soldiers through human interaction. They are our greatest asset. We are an inspirational employer who embraces diversity, inclusivity and contributes to society in everything we do. We are leaders in leadership with skills for life and the opportunity for all.
We have to make life-critical decisions and take purposeful action in sometimes hostile, confusing and unclear situations that occasionally test us to the limit of human endurance. Our training, development and preparation is personally rewarding but also ensures we are united by common values and strong bonds and will do the right thing, even under the most difficult circumstances.