Summer School Scholarships: the Complete Guide

10 December, 2013

summer-enrichment-scholarshipsOxford Royale Academy summer school students enjoying a smart party at Eynsham Hall. Copyright (c) 2013 Oxford Royale Academy – All Rights Reserved.

At Oxford Royale Academy, we believe that superlative education should be available to everybody, regardless of their financial situation in life.

To support this aim, we offer generous scholarships for bright 13-18 year olds from less well-off backgrounds attending a number of our summer school programmes – scholarships that can reduce your course fees by up to 100%.

This could mean that you can enjoy the opportunity to attend one of our courses free of charge, paying only for your travel expenses. We’d like to answer some of your questions about scholarships and also look at some of the alternative financial aid options that may be open to you if you’re not successful in your application this time round.

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Why apply for a scholarship?

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The Dining Hall at Balliol College, Oxford.

You don’t need us to tell you again that the primary reason for applying for a scholarship is that you can get a reduction in your course fees of up to 100%. But is it worth the effort of applying? If you look at the numerous benefits of attending an Oxford Royale Academy course, we’re sure you’ll agree that it is. Such reasons include:

– Experience Oxford University – you’ll have the chance to study in the beautiful and scholarly environs of Oxford University and see what it’s like to be a student here.

– Boost your CV and university application – attending a summer school can give you competitive edge over your peers, both academically and in the social skills it demonstrates and develops.

 Gain valuable life experience – as well as academic skills and knowledge, attending a summer school offers priceless life experience, as you’ll travel away from home (perhaps even for the first time), encounter new situations and get to know a new city and new people.

Study with brilliant academic minds – our teaching staff are brilliant minds and respected in their field, and you’ll be able to learn with and be inspired by them.

Make friends of all nationalities – we have students attending our courses from all over the world, and it’s a great opportunity for you to meet friends for life from many different nationalities and walks of life.

Be a tourist – our courses include time for sightseeing, so as well as your academic studies, you’ll be able to visit famous English sights such as Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge and Warwick Castle.

If you love the sound of all this, but your family isn’t in a position to support you financially, you’ve got nothing to lose by applying for one of our scholarships.

Who can apply?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer scholarships to everybody. To be in with a chance of securing one, you must:

  • Be aged 13-18
  • Be eligible to attend one of our courses
  • Be able to prove your financial hardship

Note that EFL courses are not eligible for scholarships. This year, we’ll be considering the applications of 13-15 year olds separately from those of 16-18 year olds, so if you’re a younger applicant, rest assured that you won’t be having to compete against older and more experienced candidates.

How will my application be assessed?

Your application for a scholarship will be assessed on a number of criteria. For Oxford Royale Academy, these are:

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Tell us about your achievements.

– Your grades –– we’ll look at your exam results and predicted grades.

– Your extracurricular activities and achievements — we’ll look at what you’ve achieved away from the classroom to gain some idea of your social capabilities.

– Your references –– you’ll need to supply excellent references from your teachers.

– Evidence of financial hardship –– we’ll need to see evidence that you truly need a scholarship.

– Your answers to questions — as part of your application, you’ll need to answer a few questions to help us understand your motivations for applying.

If you’re applying for funding from somewhere else, there may be additional information required, such as:

  • Your CV
  • Your career intentions
  • A description of what the funding is for, including costs

Don’t be worried by this process. It’s just to ensure that everyone who needs a scholarship has an equal chance to demonstrate their eligibility and why they deserve one.

This year, the deadline for submitting our online application form is 5pm on 15 January 2016, and we’ll be drawing up a shortlist by the 5th February. If you’re on the shortlist, you’ll need to supply the additional information outlined above, including your grades, references and financial aid verification. The successful candidates will be announced after 9am on 26th February 2016.

Is there anything I can do to increase my chances?

Successful scholarship applicants are all characterised by low income and high academic achievement. Evidence of social engagement is an advantage — for example, in your extracurricular achievements — and providing strong and persuasive answers to the questions on the application form will also count in your favour.

To give yourself the best possible chance of a successful application, however, there are a few things you can be doing in the run-up to completing and submitting your application form.

Ascertain your motivations and aspirations

Before you begin your application, have a think about what you hope to get from attending one of our courses. Consider what you think you could contribute in a classroom and social environment whilst on the course, and get clear in your head about what you want from your university career and beyond. You’ll need to answer questions about all this as part of your application, so you’ll be in a better position to apply if you’re clear in your own mind about why you should be considered for a scholarship. What’s more, you’re more likely to convince someone else that you should be given a scholarship if you’re firmly convinced about how attending an ORA course would benefit both you and those on the course with you.

Study hard

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Extra-curriculars will enhance any application.

An obvious one perhaps, but as academic merit forms a significant part of the assessment process for our scholarships, evidence of hard work (in the form of good grades and strong references from teachers) is vital. Apply yourself to your studies like you’ve never done before — read widely, form intellectual opinions on topics that interest you, take on additional academic work and make sure your teachers know about it. You’ll need to have made a good impression on your teachers, as they’ll be the ones writing your references to accompany your application.

Take part in some extracurricular activities

Your extracurricular activities and achievements are important too, and you’ll need to detail them on your application. If you don’t currently take part in any, now’s the time to get involved in a new hobby or sport. A summer school is a highly sociable environment, in which you’ll be expected to mix with other students from numerous nationalities and backgrounds, and you’ll need to be able to contribute effectively to group discussions and tasks. Your extracurricular activities show that you have a diverse range of interests and can mix well with other people; sports, for instance, demonstrate strong teamwork abilities.

What other funding is available?

If you weren’t lucky this time round, there may still be other financial aid options open to you. Here are some places you can look for funding opportunities.

Your school or college

Some schools and colleges offer travel grants for bright students who want to study abroad in addition to their regular studies at home. Ask your teachers whether any funding might be available to you and explain why you feel that attending a summer school or enrichment programme would help you do better in your exams and university application.

Your local authority

You may be able to find funding for educational projects via your local council or Local Education Authority, or a locally-based charity. Find details of your local council via the website. Here’s an example of the grants available from Leicestershire County Council, some of which are applicable to 16-18 year olds’ educational needs.

A local charity

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There are lots of funding options out there, so be sure to take the time to look.

You may find a charity in your local area that offers educational funding to students from poorer backgrounds. To give you an example of one, the Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust, or SPRET, is open to residents of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull and Norfolk, and pays grants towards travel and maintenance for educational projects in the UK and abroad. This scheme, in common with many others, requires students to submit a report, perhaps in the form of a diary, within three months of the end of their period of study.

The site has a comprehensive database of academic scholarships and allows you to narrow down available scholarships to those relevant to what you’re studying, where you’re studying and where you’re from.

The site focuses on funding specifically for studying abroad, and as such, it may prove a useful resource for international students wishing to apply for an Oxford Royale Academy course. Again, you can narrow down options by location and subject.


Fafsa — or Federal Student Aid — is part of the U.S. Department of Education, and provides financial support to US students, including those who wish to study abroad. It costs nothing to submit an application, so if you’re from the U.S. it could be worth a try.

Though not offering scholarships, is a student loan comparison site aimed at U.S. students, and helps you research a different funding option. Taking out a loan may be a possibility if you’re not able to access full funding for your course upfront but can afford the repayments.

Family Action

The Family Action site has a search facility to enable you to find educational grants that may be available to you. You’ll need to fill in a few questions first, but these don’t constitute an actual application — it will bring up funding possibilities with contact details so that you can then apply yourself.

Not all the above options will be relevant to you, and many of the scholarships and grants you’ll come across using these resources won’t be applicable to you. However, it is certainly worth doing a bit of digging, as there are a surprising number of grants, bursaries and scholarships around if you know where to look for them. The search facilities above should give you the best chance of finding funding for which you are eligible.

A few tips for applying for a scholarship

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If you miss the deadline, you can’t be considered.

Let’s end with a few top tips for applying for a scholarship. Some of these may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many applicants overlook them!

– Unless you’re eligible, don’t bother — don’t waste your time applying for a scholarship unless you genuinely believe yourself to be eligible. For example, your application won’t be considered if you’re above the age limit specified, or if you’re not able to demonstrate that you are experiencing financial hardship.

– Meet the deadline
— you could be the most deserving candidate with the strongest application, but if you don’t submit it before the deadline, it won’t be considered. If you’re posting materials, ensure you post them well before the deadline to allow for potential postal delays.

– Proofread your application
before you submit it — poor spelling and grammar won’t make a good impression, particularly in an application for a scholarship dependent on academic merit.

– Include all supporting materials
— ensure you include everything you’ve been asked to include, such as references, copies of certificates if requested, and so on. Double-check your application before you send it off to make sure everything that needs to be sent has been included.

We hope that you’ve found this article helpful and that it’s prepared you for what you’ll need to do to apply for a scholarship. We wish you the very best of luck in your application!

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67 Responses to “Summer School Scholarships: the Complete Guide”

  1. January 07, 2014 at 2:49 am, Michelle said:

    Am I still eligible if I turn 19 in June this year?


    • January 07, 2014 at 10:42 am, ORA Admin said:

      Hello Michelle,

      You would be welcome to attend one of our adult programmes for students aged 18 and over. However, we are currently unable to offer financial aid for our adult students. Please contact us on if you have any more questions.

      With kind regards,
      The ORA team


  2. April 16, 2014 at 10:01 am, Layla said:

    I am not from a particularly poor family but the cost for the summer school is a lot. Would I still have a chance at getting a scholarship?


    • December 13, 2016 at 5:53 pm, Daniella said:

      > Hi, Im interested in applying for a scholarship for the medicine or new perspectives. My year 10 grades are quite average as we haven’t had any serious test yet, I was wondering if after applying for the scholarship I could update my grades once I got my results.

      Thank you for this opportunity.


  3. April 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm, ORA Admin said:

    Hi Layla,

    Thank you for your email. Financial Hardship is just one of the criteria the scholarships panel uses to assess applications. The other two categories are Academic History and Academic Potential, which we assess through your past grades and your answers to the questions on the scholarship form respectively.

    We would certainly encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications for summer 2015 will open in October 2014. Keep an eye on /students/scholarships and our Facebook page for updates. You might also wish to subscribe to our newsletter, which you can do on the homepage of our website.

    If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to email us on

    The ORA team


  4. April 30, 2014 at 4:53 am, azilah said:

    Hi, please could you tell me if I would like to try and apply a scholarship for my son who is turning 13 next year?



    • May 02, 2014 at 10:18 am, ORA Admin said:

      Hi Alizah,

      Many thanks for your email. The decision on whether to apply for a scholarship is, of course, up to you. As long as your son meets the following requirements, we would be happy to consider his application for financial aid for summer 2015:

      – Must be a fluent English speaker
      – Must be aged 13 before 5th July 2015

      Applications will open in October 2014. If you would like to register your interest, you can do so here: /register-interest-scholarships-2015

      We should also say that the scholarship application must come from the student; your son will have to answer the questions on the Stage 1 form himself, in order for us to be able to assess his academic potential and interest in the subjects he has applied for. If you have any further questions, please email them to us on

      Kind regards,
      The ORA Team


      • May 06, 2014 at 7:24 am, azilah said:

        Thank you very much for your kind reply.>


  5. July 03, 2014 at 5:50 pm, Lyazzat said:

    Hi, I’ll turn 18 in October,2014, am I still eligible for scholarship for summer 2015 (I’ll be still 18 in summer)


    • July 08, 2014 at 9:45 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Lyazzat,

      Thanks for your interest. If you’re the correct age for the summer school in 2015 (which it sounds like you would be), you’re eligible to apply for a scholarship. You can register your interest for a 2015 scholarship here. We’re also always happy to answer questions on

      Best wishes,
      The ORA Team


  6. October 03, 2014 at 10:02 am, Layla said:

    Would I have to register for a course before applying for the scholarship?


    • October 06, 2014 at 10:26 am, ORA said:

      Dear Layla,

      You can apply for a scholarship without registering for a course.

      Applications will open soon — make sure you register for our email updates and also check the scholarships page.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team


  7. October 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm, Suzana said:

    When will the applications for schoolarships be open?


    • October 14, 2014 at 9:15 am, ORA said:

      Hi Suzana,

      Scholarship applications will open on Monday 20th October.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team


  8. October 17, 2014 at 10:23 pm, Ali said:

    Hi, actually my family isn’t poor but I don’t want to weigh on my family. Would I still have a chance at getting a scholarship for IB students ?


    • October 23, 2014 at 9:14 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Ali,

      While scholarships are partly judged on financial need, we also take academic ability into account. We would welcome an application from you.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team.


  9. October 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm, Anna Małkowska said:

    Hello, I’d like to ask when is the exact deadline for sending my application? It only said in the article that a shortlist will be published in February, but I believe the applications will be closed before that?


    • October 23, 2014 at 9:11 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Anna,

      The deadline for Stage 1 applications is the 5th December.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team.


  10. October 25, 2014 at 10:54 am, Heba said:

    Hi, I just want to know whether, I can try for a scholarship or not if, I don’t have extra curricular activities certificates?


    • November 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm, nayab said:

      Hello! I see that one of the questions asks how a scholarship will be of benefit in my future studies.

      Does this mean the specific scholarship i am applying for, or a scholarship in general?

      and by future studies does it mean A level, or university?

      thank you!


      • December 04, 2015 at 1:04 pm, ORA Admin said:


        This particular question on the ORA stage 1 scholarships form only relates to the scholarship you are applying for. Regarding future studies – this is in reference to all levels of study that you are planning.

        Kind regards,
        The ORA team


  11. November 18, 2014 at 9:22 am, Maria said:

    Hello! If i don’t get the 100% scholarship, i’m obligated to pay something? I’m asking these because i can’t come if i don’t get the 100% scholarschip. Thank you!


    • November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm, ORA said:

      Dear Maria,

      If you do not win a scholarship, you will not have to pay anything, so have no fear and good luck with your application!

      Best wishes,

      The ORA Team


  12. November 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm, Ege said:

    When is the deadline of this year’s first stage ?
    In the scholarship page, it is written : ” Applicants will complete an online form as completely and accurately as possible. The deadline for completing the Stage 1 form is Friday 16th January 2015.” but in one of the replies, it is said that the deadline is 5th December ?


    • December 01, 2014 at 9:09 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Ege,

      The correct deadline is 16th January.


      The ORA Team


  13. January 05, 2015 at 7:28 pm, Sarosh said:

    In the references from teachers, do we need to send them separately? Or should we do so only when requested?


    • January 07, 2015 at 3:54 pm, ORA said:

      Dear Sarosh,

      References from your teachers will only be required if you reach Stage 2 of the selection process.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team


  14. January 08, 2015 at 4:37 pm, Simeon said:

    RE:scholarship application question. In the personal statement section a question asks how a scholarship will be of benefit in our future studies. Is this referring to an ORA scholarship or any one in general?


    • January 09, 2015 at 9:45 am, ORA said:

      Dear Simeon,

      All serious scholarships tend to enhance the value of your CV, because they signal academic ability and other qualities.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team


  15. January 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm, Ero Tzani said:


    I have two questions:
    1. In summer, I’ ll be exactly 15 and 8 months old. I would like to apply for a course for the 16 – 18 age group. Is this possible?
    2. Do I have to send the supporting material in the first step or, if I pass, in the second one?


    • January 14, 2015 at 9:47 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Ero,

      To take your questions in order:

      1. You can apply for courses for the 16-18 age group only if you were born before the 1st September 1999. From what you say about your age, it sounds like you would be have to choose from courses for the 13-15 age group.

      2. Supporting material is sent in the second step.

      I hope this helps. Full information is available on our scholarships page.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team.


  16. January 14, 2015 at 1:07 pm, Yigit said:

    Could you please explain the below question ?

    **What do you think you will be able to contribute to your ORA summer programme?*



    • January 15, 2015 at 10:45 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Yigit,

      I’m afraid we don’t give any guidance on answering questions beyond that given on the scholarship application page. We advise you to answer the question as you understand it.

      Good luck,

      The ORA Team.


  17. April 23, 2015 at 8:32 am, Tsvet-Slava Asenova said:

    Before everything I want to say “Thank you” for this chances you give to poor students.

    My question is how I can prove that my family is poor and what kind of evidences should be there in my candidacy ? I want to participate in the summer school next year .

    Thank you in advance!


    • April 23, 2015 at 9:36 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Tsvet-Slava,

      I can give you information regarding the process for this year’s scholarships (for which the deadline has passed). This may not be exactly the same next year, as we are considering making some changes to the scholarship process. This year, we required candidates to tell us their household income in stage 1. In stage 2, we asked for further evidence, which could be in the form of scans of tax returns, payslips, or letters or emails from employers, or anything else along those lines that the candidate was able to provide (e.g. evidence of enrolment on government financial aid programmes). This will probably be similar next year, although I cannot say for certain.

      We look forward to receiving your application; best of luck!

      The ORA Team.


  18. September 06, 2015 at 11:03 am, Babili said:

    1.Mine is a middle class family and not too financially low but the fees for the summer course is extremely high in our present situation.I had secure 95 percent in my 10 grade boards and is active in co curricular activities.i would like to know if I stand a chance.

    2.I saw in FAQ that we may apply for the course(and scholarship ) without paying any deposit but I could not find where to apply for the course with a scholarship.Please reply with a link.


    • September 07, 2015 at 9:29 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Babili,

      We assess students on their family’s financial circumstances, on their grades and on their other activities, so it sounds as if you would be well-placed to apply. You will be able to apply on this page once scholarships for the 2016 summer school have opened. They have not yet opened but it shouldn’t be too long a wait now.

      We hope this helps.

      The ORA Team


      • September 07, 2015 at 12:26 pm, Babili said:

        Thank you ORA Team


  19. October 11, 2015 at 4:39 pm, Sara said:

    Will I be able to apply for 16-18 group courses if I turn 18 in July 2016?


    • October 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Sara,

      Yes, you can apply for any of our courses for students aged 16-18.


      The ORA Team


  20. October 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm, Abhi said:

    Hello there,

    First of all, I would like to thank ORA for this generous act of providing scholarships. My questions are:

    1) In the application form, there is a question on “Detail your recent exam results”. Now my curriculum is lesser known at international level. So should I mention details like number of students who took the exam, website of the Board etc? Plus, what is its word limit?

    2)While writing about extracurricular activities, should I mention additional information like the conducting body of the competition, state level or national etc?


    • October 13, 2015 at 9:19 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Abhi,

      1) There isn’t a strict word limit, but we ask that you keep your answer concise. We are experienced at looking at different exam systems, so do not worry about our ability to assess your past exam results.

      2) Please mention the level at which you are competing (if relevant). However, we do not need to know information such as the conducting body.

      We hope this helps, and best of luck with your application.

      The ORA Team.


  21. October 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm, vasiliki said:

    Hello there,
    I would like to make two questions to you! First,in the application form for a scholarship, there is a question on “Detail your recent exam results”. what do you exactly want to mention?Secondly,there is another question on ”Which exam curriculum are you following?”I finish the junior high school what a have to complete?

    Thank you very much!


    • October 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Vasiliki,

      Thank you for your enquiry. For any questions about the scholarship application process, please contact

      Best of luck with your application.

      Kind regards,

      The ORA Team


  22. October 30, 2015 at 2:48 am, Izzah Rahim said:

    Being eager and highly dedicated for this summer program would be an understatement. I have a strong academic record as well as extra-curricular activities. However, I am so nervous what if I don’t get this scholarship, I would have to cancel my booking I made.
    Are there any alternative options you provide to students who are not accepted for the scholarship?


    • November 03, 2015 at 9:52 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Izzah,

      Thank you for your enquiry. All scholarship applicants who are not accepted for the scholarship are still very welcome to book onto the programmes in the same method as other non-scholariship students. Do not let nerves put you off applying, from your description you sounds as if you have much to offer.

      Good luck with your application!

      Best wishes,

      The ORA Team


  23. November 04, 2015 at 11:51 am, Anastasia said:

    Hello there!
    when you ask for Total Annual Income ,you mean the
    disposable income?( after taxes)

    thank you


    • November 05, 2015 at 9:31 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Anastasia,

      Thank you for your comment. For any enquiries about scholarship applications, please direct your questions to, who will be happy to help.

      Best wishes,

      The ORA Team


  24. December 28, 2015 at 6:33 pm, Rida Fatima said:

    I am unable to find application form .
    Where is it.


  25. March 05, 2016 at 4:15 am, Amy said:

    Hello there,

    So is there only the 100% scholarship, or are there others like 60% scholarships, for example? (60% off course fees, excluding travelling fees)

    Thank you very much


  26. August 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm, Candace said:

    Hi! This is a very early & advanced question but I’m really eager to apply for the ORA scholarship when it opens.
    I’m currently 18 years old & would like to take a course from the 16-18 age group. Am I eligible to apply for the 2017 ORA scholarship if I’m born on April 30, 1998?


    • August 16, 2016 at 9:24 am, ORA Admin said:

      Hi Candace,

      Thank you for getting in touch. Unfortunately, because you will be 19 years old when our 2017 summer school starts, we would be unable to accept your scholarship application. However, we run year-round courses for students aged 19-25 at our International Study Centre, and we do offer scholarships on these courses. Click here to see the courses we currently have available for students aged 19 and over and read our ISC scholarship page for information about the different scholarships and bursaries that we can offer.

      I hope this helps!

      Kind regards,

      The ORA Team


  27. August 24, 2016 at 7:04 am, Saranya said:

    I am from a middle class family and my academic history is above average but my recent academic scores are very good . I have achievements in school level competetions . But I really have excellent speaking skills and am excellent at debates . I required a scholarship for broadening horizons course . Do i still stand a chance at getting a scholarship ?


  28. August 24, 2016 at 7:52 am, Saranya said:

    hello , i’m saranya
    i belong to a middle class family. my academic history is not so good but my present 10th grade results are excellent .
    i have won some competetions at school level and also i’m great at singing and debating . though i haven’t achieved anything at a national or state level.
    i’m looking for a scholarship in boradening horizons course for summer 2017 .
    do i still stand a chance for getting the scholarship?
    also how do i prove that i need financial aid ?
    hoping for a positive response .


    • September 05, 2016 at 4:08 pm, ORA Admin said:

      Hi Saranya,

      Thank you for getting in touch. You can find more information about the scholarship application process on our Scholarships page, and can register your interest for a 2017 scholarship by filling in this form.

      Best of luck with your application!

      Kind regards,

      The ORA Team


  29. August 24, 2016 at 11:18 pm, Dagmawit said:

    Hello, I’m dagmawit
    I will be eighteen after 12 days and I’m from Ethiopia, Addis Ababa with a low average income family. my academic history is not so bad but I know I can do more than that, I really want to become a doctor and specialized in cardiology surgeon. that’s my dream. and to be perfect, I need to take medical school preparation course and experience the outside world and there’s culture. yet I can’t afford any except travel expenses. so I truly need a full scholarship. plus I’m great at acting. by the way I will be grade 12 next year. hope to hear from you so soon. Thank you


    • September 05, 2016 at 3:53 pm, ORA Admin said:

      Hi Dagmawit,

      Thank you for getting in touch and your interest in the Medical School Preparation course. You can register your interest in a 2017 scholarship by following the link on our Scholarships information page.

      Best of luck with your application!

      Kind regards,

      The ORA Team


  30. September 02, 2016 at 4:59 pm, Freja Marie Nejsum said:

    Hi! I really want to search for a scholarship. I wonder which kinds of evidence is needed to prove my financial hardship?
    Best wishes


    • September 05, 2016 at 3:45 pm, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Freja,

      Thank you for getting in touch. Evidence of financial hardship will usually take the form of paperwork indicating the annual income of your household. This could be payslips, a letter from an employer or similar. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, you can find more information on our Scholarships page and register your interest for 2017 by clicking here. One of the team will be able to offer guidance on all parts of the application process should you have any issues.

      Best of luck with your application!

      The ORA Team


  31. September 17, 2016 at 4:13 am, Timothy Chee said:

    Is there any other way to receive a bursary if sufficient evidence of financial hardship is not able to be provided on my application?
    Best regards,


  32. September 25, 2016 at 4:34 am, SARFRAZAHMAD said:

    I want to apply for summer school on scholarship in 2017 plz help me


  33. October 01, 2016 at 5:23 pm, Emily Dabell said:

    Hi, I’m interested in registering for a scholarship for the medicine course however at the time of the course I will be 15 although I feel as though the 16-18 course is more suited to me as I am currently studying for my BMAT exams. Although I will not be 16 can I still apply for the course for those aged 16-18.


  34. December 23, 2016 at 11:46 pm, Hallamund said:

    Hello dear ORA Team
    in Stage 1 you are asking for the student’s “most recent exam results”. So, am I not supposed to mention my oral marks? Due to the fact that in Germany the oral mark is counted as 50% for the whole grade, I would genuinely like to bring them up.

    Yours faithfully,


    • January 03, 2017 at 2:28 pm, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Hallamund,

      Thank you for getting in touch. We recommend you include details of any recent exam results that you think are relevant. In this case, I would recommend including your oral marks as they seem to be a significant part of your overall grade.

      Best of luck with you application,

      The ORA Team


  35. February 03, 2017 at 8:17 am, Nthabey said:

    Hy can I get help I want to write test for level2 how to?


  36. June 15, 2017 at 5:55 am, Cristian said:

    I have a simple question, can i apply if i am now enrolled in an undergraduate degree?
    Even so i would be 18 at summer school dates


    • June 19, 2017 at 10:17 am, ORA Admin said:

      Dear Cristian,

      Thank you for getting in touch. You absolutely can enrol whilst studying at university, although our scholarship applications for this year have now closed. You are very welcome to enrol one one of our summer courses without going through the scholarship process – you can find information about courses for your age group by clicking here.

      If you have any questions, please contact

      Best wishes,

      The ORA Team


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