Bursaries - Help with School Fees

One of our core objectives is to enable families with academically minded boys from all backgrounds to consider applying to Dulwich College, irrespective of their financial means. We embrace a diverse community and we all benefit from this.

For 2019-20 we have awarded 191 means-tested Dulwich College bursaries to boys and their families.

Who is eligible for a Dulwich College Bursary?

Bursaries provide support to the families of boys who pass the entrance examinations and interview and are offered a place, but whose financial circumstances mean they 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 entry to the Lower School (Year 7) and Middle School (Year 9). A few means-tested bursaries are awarded each year to boys joining the Junior School in Year 3.

Parents interested in applying for an entry bursary for September 2021 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.

Please read our Bursaries and Scholarships booklet for more information.

For all confidential Lower and Middle School Bursary enquiries, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Sarah Betts on 020 8299 9263 or email the.registrar@dulwich.org.uk.

Junior School Bursary enquiries should be made to the Junior School Registrar, Mrs Polly Twisk, on 020 8299 8432 or email junioradmissions@dulwich.org.uk.

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