ARMY UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY - STANDARD (AUBS)
We award up to 100 AUBS each year, £6,000 typically paid to students throughout your course (£7,000 for four-year degrees). The amount you are paid annually depends on the year of study you apply for the bursary.
ARMY UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY - ENHANCED (AUBE)
The AUBE is open to the best performing candidates. If you have achieved a minimum of ABB at A-Level, and are on course for a 2:1 degree or higher - and can demonstrate the expected qualities of a potential officer - you could receive a bursary of up to £24,000, with up to £18,000 paid throughout your course, and £6,000 paid on completion of the Regular Commissioning Course and proof of graduating with a 2:1 degree or better.
The amount you are paid annually depends on the year of study you apply for the bursary.
ARMY FOUNDATION COLLEGE
If you are aged between 16 or 17 you could choose to apply to join the Army through the Army Foundation College at Harrogate. This is not a bursary, but allows young people to join as a paid soldier undergoing training until the age of 18. It is an alternative leadership entry scheme to joining as a Commissioned Officer, and one that many of the Army’s best Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers follow.
Once serving as a trained soldier in the Army it is also still possible to apply for a Commission, although this cannot be guaranteed. Learn more about the Army Foundation College, Harrogate.
ARMY UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY - TECHNICAL (AUBT)
The AUBT is open to anyone who wants to join one of the four technical Corps (Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers or Royal Logistic Corps), and are studying, or applying to, an Army-endorsed engineering or science degree.
The total financial value of each award is £25,000, which is divided between your remaining years of study. For those awarded the bursary in their final year, they will receive one payment of £25,000.
Final applications for the AUBT will be accepted in December 2021 and final awards made in January 2022. The AUBT will then be replaced by the Defence STEM Undergraduate Sponsorship (DSUS) scheme.
DEFENCE STEM UNDERGRADUATE SPONSORSHIP (DSUS)
The DSUS scheme is open to anyone who wants to join the Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Logistic Corps or Intelligence Corps and is studying, or applying to, a suitable technical, engineering or science degree.
DSUS awards up to £42,750 over three years at university, comprising an annual bursary of £5,000 plus up to £9,250 in tuition fees per year. It includes paid service in the University Officer Training Corps while at university.
The scheme was previously announced on 11 March 2019 as the ‘STEM Graduate Inflow Scheme’ and replaces the Technical Army Undergraduate Bursary in the 2022 academic year.
DSUS applications will be accepted from August 2021. The first awards board will take place in July 2022 for the academic year commencing September 2022.
If you are between 16 and 18 years of age, you may wish to apply for an Army Scholarship, which is awarded in addition to one of the bursaries above. Find out more about Army Scholarships
PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED OFFICER (PQO) BURSARY
PQO bursaries are available to potential Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Nursing and Allied Health Professional Officers. The maximum award is £75,000, paid in instalments during your final three years of study, with another lump sum paid on successful completion of military training.
In order to be eligible for the PQO Bursary you must be within three years of finishing your course, and you are required to complete a minimum of four years' service upon commissioning.
For more information on how the Army can provide financial support to future Officers, visit:ARMY OFFICER FINANCIAL SUPPORT
WHO CAN APPLY?
- You'll need to have or be predicted to achieve at least 72 UCAS points, and be capable of getting at least a 2:2 degree.
- You must have passed officer selection.
- Scholars will automatically be eligible for a standard bursary.
Applicants for all Army bursaries must meet the basic officer eligibility requirements, have passed Army Officer Selection and apply before the December of their final year of study.
HOW TO APPLY?
You should apply online as an officer, and talk to your Candidate Support Manager as soon as you can about applying for a bursary.
You can find out whether you can join with our can I join quick check.
READY TO APPLY?
Step 1: Register for an account
Step 2: Fill out the online application form
This should only take a few minutes.
Once you've applied, you'll be interviewed by your local Recruiter, and then when you're ready you'll be booked in to officer selection at Westbury.