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ACS Cobham Bursaries

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In line with our values, ACS welcomes students with enquiring minds, an international mindset, and a desire to make a difference.

ACS Cobham bursaries will be offered to students who are most likely to benefit from an ACS education, but whose family circumstances mean that their parents cannot meet the full school fees. For the academic year 2021/2022 ACS is not able to offer new bursary places, in addition to existing bursaries, however we will welcome applications for the academic year 2022/2023. The application window for 2022/2023 will open on 7th June 2021

All bursaries are means-tested, and each financial award is dependent on the student’s individual circumstance. The financial awards range from 10 - 100% of full tuition fees.

We offer both Middle School Bursaries for students aged 11 or 13, and High School Bursaries, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP), for students aged 16. Students applying for the IBDP bursary will be expected to achieve in the region of 5 A's at GCSE.

All students will benefit from a broad international curriculum which aims to inspire all to become successful lifelong learners and responsible global citizens.

ACS Cobham Bursaries

Our criteria for awarding bursaries

We welcome applications from parents who believe their child (girl or boy) will benefit from a place at ACS, and who will contribute meaningfully to the life of the community and our international ethos, but who require financial assistance. Students must be a resident in the UK and have the right to remain. Assessments and a review of information submitted will follow, and decisions on bursary awards will be communicated during the month of March, prior to the start of the new academic year.

Calculating the bursary award

ACS financial awards are offered for up to 7 years, and range in magnitude from 10 – 100% of tuition fees (and in exceptional circumstances will include specific additional school-related costs to enable students to participate fully in school life). We calculate the amount of each bursary only after we have assessed parents' level of income and financial assets. Upon application, parents will be asked to submit various documents relating to this. Bursary awards will be reviewed on an annual basis taking into consideration any changes in parents’ financial circumstances.

What makes ACS Cobham great

ACS Cobham is home to 1,500 students (aged 3 to 18), and 300 expert faculty and staff – a community representing over 70 different nations. We are proud of our international and multi-cultural ethos, and the way our community collaborates to make a difference. Our world-renowned curriculum is built on the best global standards, and features the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Our star educational facilities include purpose-built Lower, Middle, and High School divisions – each with bespoke learning environments, science labs, libraries, IT hubs, art and music studios. A new Performing Arts Centre with dedicated drama and music spaces, practice rooms, and a flagship 509-seat theatre. A 21st Century Interactive Learning Centre, new dining hall with panoramic views of our woodlands, and a state-of-the-art new boarding house.

Our star recreational facilities include an outstanding Sports Centre with 25-metre competition class indoor pool, basketball/volleyball arena, dance studio, fitness suite, and café. Six all-weather tennis courts. Olympic-sized track. Playing fields for soccer and rugby. Baseball and softball diamonds. Six-hole golf course. Adventure playgrounds. Woodland classroom. Nature pond, trail, and a permanent Tom Tent.

Application timeline

Bursary Applications will open again for the academic year 2022/23 on 7th June 2021.

For more information about our bursaries programme, please contact us at

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I am very pleased to be at ACS. In the beginning I felt anxious - I thought it would be a big challenge, coming from a state school. However the teachers and the students have been very welcoming, friendly and supportive, this makes me feel more comfortable around the school.
2014 ACS Bursary Student

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