Q. What is a scholarship?
A. Generally this is a payment offered to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement to promote learning at a higher level.
Q. What is a Kings' Scholarship?
A. Designed especially to identify, nurture and support the most gifted children in the UAE, chosen scholars will be supported through their education with our world-class faculty and facilities. Those awarded a scholarship will benefit from exemplary support and guidance designed to nurture their special talents and excel in their education at Kings'. Scholars will also receive up to 50 percent off their annual school fees. Kings' is proud to offer Scholarships to exceptional pupils who can become ambassadors for our school values and role models for all our children. It is also part of Kings' commitment to the UAE National Agenda.
Q. How is a Kings' Scholarship different?
A. We pride ourselves on our outstanding educational programmes, teaching capabilities and world class facilities. We want to attract and nurture the most gifted children through our scholarship scheme as well as providing financial support. This is aligned to our key principles: 'the best by every child', 'Kings' does things differently', 'British heritage, international perspective' and 'results the right way'.
Q. What scholarships are you offering?
A. Kings' are currently offering two particular scholarships:
Q. Who is eligible?
A. Each scholarship will be available to both existing Kings' students and new students from other schools who meet the specified criteria (see below). Each scholarship is targeted at different age groups:
REMEMBER: Year 7 in the British system is the equivalent of Grade 6 in the American/IB systems; Year 10 is Grade 9; etc.
Q. What is offered?
A. Each scholarship offers up to 50% discount on standard school fees for the duration of the study period (i.e. until completion of GCSEs or A Levels). The chosen scholars will become ambassadors for Kings' Schools.
At Kings' we provide the an incredible platform for our students to reach their potential, encouraging students to drive their learning, helping them become confident and independent learners. We ensure that the school caters for the needs of the full ability range both within and beyond the curriculum and that 'being gifted' is translated into high achievement and learning attributes that will ensure personal success and/or benefits to the wider community.
In addition to this, scholars specifically will receive additional support such as tutoring and mentoring programmes.
What sports scholars also get:
What academic scholars get:
Q. When does the scholarship start?
A. The Scholarship Programme for 2017/18 starts from September 2017 and continues through to Examinations as highlighted above.
Q. What are the selection criteria?
A. For children in the relevant age groups, the criteria below will be applied, depending on which Scholarship you are applying for.
The academic selection process involves:
The main criterion for selection on sporting ability, in addition to meeting our standard academic assessment criteria, is that a child must be exceptionally gifted at one of the following sports: netball, swimming, rugby, football, cricket. (Other Sports may be considered on application.)
The sporting selection process involves:
Q. Which Kings' Schools will the scholarships be available at?
A. The GCSE and A Level Scholarship will be offered at our Secondary School at Kings' School Al Barsha.
Q. When can I apply?
A. The initial application window for this year runs from Sunday 19th February until Sunday 19th March 2017.
Q. How do I apply?
A. The application process is as follows:
Q. When will I be notified about my application?
A. Offers will be made from 23rd April 2017 onwards via email.
Q. What happens after the scholarship period?
A. For GCSE students, at the end of the scholarship they can apply to Kings' Sixth Form. For A Level scholars, we hope you stay in touch as part of our growing alumni.
Q. Can I renew my scholarship following GCSE if I plan to stay to stay with Kings?
A. If you are part of the Kings' scholarship programme it will be reviewed every year to ensure that as a Kings' Scholar you are maintaining your levels of excellence, attendance and other areas of your academic progress. Following your GCSEs you can apply for scholarship if you are planning to join us for A levels.
Q. What are the obligations of the scholar?
A. Each scholar will be expected to become an ambassador for our schools. This includes taking part in internal and external events, taking on leadership roles and championing exemplification of the Kings' values. For sporting scholarships students will be expected to contribute to school teams. For academic scholarships we expect students to excel in their chosen academic areas. For older students, we would expect scholars to help mentor & coach younger students.