Apply To Our UK Summer School Scholarship 2019 Programme!

We have fantastic news to announce regarding our scholarships: scholarship applications for our 2019 UK Summer School Scholarships are now open! If you are a student aged 11-17 years old and want to study English and academic subjects in the most prestigious schools and Universities in the UK, our Summer courses are for you.

Apply to our 2019 Summer School Scholarship

At Summer Boarding Courses, we believe all cultures around the world should be united through education.

As it’s our tenth birthday, we have 10 scholarships for students waiting to be awarded. If you would not otherwise have access to an International Summer School experience without our scholarship opportunities, we want to hear from you!

Our scholarships have been established in memory of two special babies. The Louis Albrecht Memorial Scholarship is available for male students and The Connie Townsend Memorial Scholarship is available for female students.

Why you should study with Summer Boarding Courses

We believe in our premium residential Summer Schools for students.

This is why we believe you should choose us for your school scholarship…

Our commitment to a unified world

We believe in a culturally-united world where students excel in their English skills together. Last year, students joined us from over 95 countries for the Summer.

Kevan, one of our 2018 scholarship students from Eritrea says…

‘During my time with SBC I was able to learn about different cultures of people from different countries and this allowed me to become a better person and accept other people’s views’.

Since 2016 we have awarded 21 scholarship places to students from 16 countries including Brazil, Rwanda, Tunisia, Syria, Estonia, Mexico and Argentina.

Find out more here

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A British Council Inspection Report score of 15 out of 15

We are the UK’s first and only multi-centre provider to achieve 15 out of 15 areas of strength in a British Council Inspection Report. We are proud of our students, staff, parents, schools and partners for achieving the maximum score in all areas of strength. Join us in 2019 to continue making Summer Boarding Courses the best we can be!

Read the full inspection here

What you can achieve through a Scholarship with Summer Boarding Courses

There are many benefits to spending your Summer in the UK studying with Summer Boarding Courses.

This is what you will achieve if you gain a school scholarship with us…

Live and learn in the UK

Joining us in 2019 will be a unique and special opportunity for you to come and live and learn in the UK! This is your chance to experience British culture in our fascinating and historical cities, amongst international students in the most reputable schools in England.

You will be able to try our food, meet the locals, learn more about our traditions and take day excursions to our most famous spots such as London, Brighton, Bath and Bristol.

Study in world-famous Oxford or Bournemouth

We are proud to offer our college scholarships in the world-renowned city of Oxford, amongst the colleges of the University of Oxford. Join us at our Oxford Summer School and be part of a city which has welcomed famous alumni including Albert Einstein, J.R.R. Tolkien, Bill Clinton, Oscar Wilde and Emma Watson.

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Oxford College students at their graduation

Develop your skills or try something new

Do you have a passion within an academic subject that you want to pursue and develop, or do you want to try and learn something completely new?

There’s nothing better than joining us over Summer to experience an academic lifestyle in the UK. You will have the chance to skyrocket your English as a second language whilst immersing yourself in a topic that you are curious and passionate about.

You can choose from a variety of academic subjects at Oxford College or SBC Canford.

Oxford College

At Oxford College, our students receive 41 hours tuition over 2 weeks. This consists of 30 hours subject-specific tuition, 8 hours of University Preparation and 3 hours of London Academic Excursions.

Your English Summer School experience can also be a Business Summer School, Law Summer School or Medicine Summer School experience depending on what subject you choose to study. We also offer Engineering, Natural Sciences, Politics & Economics, International Relations, English Literature & Creative Writing and the History of Art.

See our full Oxford College Academic Programmes here

SBC Canford

At SBC Canford, for our students aged 11-15, students receive 15 hours of tuition per week and have a variety of study options to choose from.

See our full SBC Canford Academic Programmes here

Show your determination to increase your future opportunities

Your determination in gaining a summer school scholarship speaks volumes. By applying to our programme, you are showing employers that you are passionate about your own personal and educational growth. If you are successful in gaining a position with Summer Boarding Courses, this is an achievement to be proud of and share on your CV.

Where and when our scholarship positions are available

Are you looking for scholarships for college? If you’re aged 15-17, our Oxford College Summer Scholarships in the heart of Oxford UK are an excellent choice.  Our 2-week school scholarship courses are available from 5th August to 19th August 2019.

Discover more about Oxford College here

Are you aged 11-15? The prestigious SBC Canford Summer School is near Bournemouth on the south coast of England. Our Summer School scholarships are available here for a 2-week course from 29th July to 12th August 2019.

Discover more about SBC Canford here

What we can offer you at English Summer School

We have 10 scholarship positions available for 2019.

If you are aged 11 to 17, you can apply. The scholarships last 2 weeks. Our scholarships include English tuition summer classes, accommodation, 3 meals a day, excursions and a full social programme.

Please note that travel costs are not included. Travel arrangements are your responsibility. We are very happy to provide a Visa Support Letter to help with your application.

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How to apply to our Summer School scholarship

There are 4 stages to the scholarship application.

Please note that applications are now open until 15th February 2019.

1) Complete the online application form

We want to hear about your current studies at school and how your scholarship experience will contribute to your future studies and aspirations! Tell us what your hopes and dreams are and how gaining a scholarship position will help you.

Click here to apply and access the scholarship form

2) Get an accompanying statement from your teacher

We also ask for an accompanying statement from your teacher. They must sign and date their statement and provide their contact details so that we can get in touch. Please email this to Fay Powell at

3) Wait to hear if you are successful in passing Round 1

Our scholarship committee will consider all entries received and inform you by 25th February 2019 if you have been successful in getting to this stage.

4) If short-listed, create a video sharing your hopes and dreams

If successful you will be asked to submit a creative short video. The video should be about your family, friends, hometown and your hopes and dreams for your future career.

When will the scholarships be rewarded?

Our scholarships will be rewarded to the successful students via email on 15th March 2019. We look forward to receiving your entries for our Summer School scholarship opportunities!

Apply here