Scholarships for the IB Diploma

St Clare’s offers a number of academic scholarships and bursaries to students who would benefit from and contribute to the academic, creative and sporting life of this lively international community.

Awards are made on the basis of academic ability, likely general contribution to College life and financial need. All awards run for the two years of the course, although renewal for the second year is subject to satisfactory performance and conduct. Two awards are designated as Anne Dreydel Foundation Scholarships.

Awards do not cover associated costs such as books, exam fees and trips. Estimates of these costs are given on our Fees Sheet.

Eligibility for scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students of strong academic ability, while bursaries may be awarded to students who would benefit from and make a considerable contribution to College life.

Two Music Scholarships are also offered. They will cover the costs of weekly musical instrument tuition for students taking Music as an IB subject, during both years of the IB Diploma course.

We welcome applications from students from both the UK and overseas. However it is a requirement that all shortlisted applicants attend our Scholarship Day, which consists of two written examinations, a group exercise and a series of short interviews with staff members at St Clare’s.

What do our scholarships cover?

The maximum award is for full tuition fees (day students) or full tuition and residential fees (residential students). No more than two full residential and tuition scholarships will be awarded. A larger number of smaller awards will be made and may include some awards of more than 50% of total fees.

All awards of scholarships and bursaries are “means-tested” and it is a strict requirement that the parents of applicants must disclose fully their income and assets and provide documentary proof of income.

Please contact Chris Osbourn, Admissions Registrar, with any questions you may have about the application procedure or Scholarship Day.

Further Reading

IB or A Level?

In 1978 St Clare’s decided to stop teaching A Levels in favour of the then little known International Baccalaureate Diploma. We recognise the considerable advantages that the IB offers young people as they prepare for the next stage of their life.   What are the...

Why choose the IB?

The IB Diploma is a very well established and highly regarded international qualification and students are choosing to study for the IB rather than other qualifications such as traditional British A Levels. With the IB Diploma students are accepted at the best...

What is the IB?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an internationally respected and recognised qualification. Success in the IB will ensure access to top universities throughout the world. St Clare's has the worldwide reputation as an expert provider of the IB Diploma. No...

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