Welbeck is the MoD’s very modern residential sixth form college, which offers a two-year A-level education combined with personal development and physical training. It is fee paying, but means tested, and is ranked amongst the top sixth form colleges in the country. Students study three A-levels: compulsory maths; physics highly recommended; and the last chosen from 11 further subjects.

 Welbeck will accept its last intake in September 2019 and the applications process is now closed.

Welbeck, The Defence Sixth Form College, is no longer accepting applications. You may wish to apply as an Army Scholar and receive a lump sum award at the start of Academic Year 13 (Upper Sixth Form), plus a bursary while you attend university.

If you are interested in joining the Army as a technically qualified officer in the Royal Engineers, Royal Signals, Royal Logistic Corps or Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, you can apply for an Army Technical Bursary; which will be supplemented by the new STEM Graduate Inflow Scheme bursary from 2022.

Non-specialist Officer applicants can also apply for other undergraduate bursaries.


Once you've finished at Welbeck, you'll move on to the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS). This provides a bursary of up to £16,000 whilst you study for a technical degree at one of the 11 universities in the scheme. You'll also be enrolled in a DTUS squadron while you're at university, which is allows you to enjoy adventure training and develop your leadership skills while you study (and earn extra money while you're there).

Once you've graduated, you're ready to take up your place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to begin your training to become an Army officer in one of the four Technical Corps.


Welbeck DSFC is one of the UK's best colleges for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)