Oxford Royale Academy is delighted to be offering a number of scholarships and bursaries for both the Oxford Gap Year (17-19) and the Oxford Study Programme (19-25).

“To be honest, I could not believe that I was awarded a scholarship: there are so many students with excellent extracurricular activities! Contrary to my beliefs, I discovered this is not only a grade-based achievement but a matter of effort, personality and enthusiasm, too. Remember that if you do not try, then you will never know.” (Scholarship Student, 2015)

Named for Thomas Garner, the leading architect who restored Yarnton Manor to its full glory in the late 19th century, these scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial hardship, as well as the strength of the student’s personal statement and academic grades, to deserving applicants from all over the world.

It was thanks to the work and skill of Thomas Garner that Yarnton Manor is such a beautiful place to live and learn today, so we have chosen to remember him in the naming of this scholarship award. With this scholarship, we seek to widen the pool of students who can benefit from our courses and encourage the diversity of cultures and backgrounds that make ORA courses so unique.

Who should apply?

Academically-minded, driven students from any country of the world are welcome to apply for a Thomas Garner Scholarship. You should have an excellent academic record and a demonstrable passion for your chosen subject. You should also be able to explain how a Thomas Garner Scholarship will benefit your academic ambitions.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • Aged between 17 and 25 at the commencement of tuition
  • Available for tuition at Yarnton Manor for the entire tuition period
  • Eligible to live and study in the UK for 3 months

Application deadlines

Session Application Deadline
10th September – 2nd December 2017 14th July 2017


Application process

  • Students should first complete the scholarship application form found below.
  • Students who are successful in getting through to Stage 2 of the application process will be invited for a Skype call to further assess their suitability.
  • Offers are then made to the most deserving students.

The Oxford Gap Year (17-19) and the Oxford Study Programme (19-25) run on the dates provided in the table above. While the standard cost of these courses is 12,995 GBP including tuition, accommodation and meals, scholars can receive up to a 50% reduction in their course fees.

These are fully residential programmes based in Oxford Royale’s historic International Study Centre, combining a stimulating range of tutorials, lectures, guided research, excursions, cultural activities and more.

In order to continue with your application, we ask that you fill out the application form found below.

We receive a huge number of applications for financial aid each year and only a small percentage of students are successful. Please be aware that travel costs are not included in any scholarship award. Students will be responsible for covering all travel costs incurred. The scholarship is available for the Oxford Gap Year and the Oxford Study Programme only and cannot be transferred to another course. The panel’s decision is final.

Thomas Garner Scholarship: Application Form

  • Personal Details

    Details about the student
  • (including country code. e.g. +44 (0)845 130 60 21
  • Please write your date of birth in the dd/mm/yyyy format.
  • If so, please state the course and year, e.g. Broadening Horizons, 2015
  • Academic Details

  • Please list these on separate lines, with a subject and grade on each line, as well as the year in which you achieved the qualification, for example: French, A-level, A (2015)
  • Scholarship Details

    Leave blank if you are applying for funding for the Oxford Study Programme.
    Leave blank if you are applying for funding for the Oxford Study Programme.
    Leave blank if you are applying for funding for the Oxford Gap Year.
    Leave blank if you are applying for funding for the Oxford Gap Year.
  • Please write no more than 600 characters.
  • Please write no more than 600 characters on why you think the Thomas Garner Scholarship would benefit you in your academic goals and ambitions.