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Bursaries - Help with School Fees

We warmly welcome applications from parents with academically minded boys and who without bursary support would otherwise not be able to afford full fees. 

In 2020-21 we awarded 197 means-tested Dulwich College bursaries to boys and their families. 

To find out more about bursaries and how to apply, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions below and to our Bursaries and Scholarship Booklet.

Who is eligible for a Dulwich College Bursary?

Bursaries provide financial support to the families of boys who pass the entrance examinations and interview and are offered a place, but who cannot afford to pay the school fees, in full or in part.

Bursaries are means tested. In making an award, the College’s bursary committee takes into account family income and assets. The amount of the Bursary award will be reviewed each year.

When should a Bursary application be made?

The majority of Bursary applications are made on application to the Lower School (Year 7) and Middle School (Year 9). A small number of means-tested bursaries are awarded each year to boys joining the Junior School in Year 3.

Parents interested in applying for a bursary for September 2022 should tick the appropriate box on the Registration Form.

What does a Bursary include?

Bursaries range from 10% to 100% of fees – the majority of awards are between 75% and 100%. In addition to school fees, means-tested support may be available for trips and other enrichment activities.

What is the difference between a Bursary and a Scholarship?

Scholarships are not means-tested. Academic scholarships are awarded to those boys who perform exceptionally well and score the highest grades in their examination and interview. Music, Art and Sports Scholarships are also available at Dulwich College.

Can you be awarded a Bursary and a Scholarship?

Yes, a Bursary and a Scholarship might be awarded together up to a maximum value of 100% of the school fees.

Sarah Betts, Registrar

For all confidential Lower and Middle School Bursary enquiries, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Sarah Betts on 020 8299 9263 or email

Polly Twisk, Junior School Registrar

Junior School Bursary enquiries should be made to the Junior School Registrar, Mrs Polly Twisk, on 020 8299 8432 or email

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