Scholarships

Please note the application process for 2018-19 scholarships is now closed. Do come back to these pages in Term 2 next year when we will advise on the timing for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Scholarships - Cranleigh Abu Dhabi


The Cranleigh Abu Dhabi scholarship programme is designed to broaden access to our holistic and enriching educational model, as well as to attract and support talented students who show passion for and potential in their chosen field.

Our Sixth Form scholarships are new this year and are specifically aimed at current Year 11 students who are expecting to achieve predominately A/A* grades at (I)GCSE. Talented students entering Year 7 to 10 in September 2018 are invited to apply for Academic, Sports, Visual Arts or Performing Arts scholarships. 

Selection criteria vary depending on the award but in all cases, we look for strong evidence of achievement and potential. Candidates are expected to already be performing at a high level and, on top of that, we are particularly looking for children who demonstrate an independence of thought, a real love for their area of excellence and a desire to grow and develop.

Scholarship programmes are an important part of the independent school model, carrying prestige for each scholar and adding weight to university applications. For the student body, scholars act as role models and peer group leaders, demonstrating how potential can be realised and what can be achieved through commitment and determination. For the school as a whole, scholars add an energy and vibrancy that further add to community spirit, diversity and excellence.

Finally, and very importantly, by introducing a scholarship programme that carries fee remission, we are able to ensure more children have the opportunity to benefit from the calibre and breadth of education offered here at Cranleigh. All scholarships attract a fee reduction and are merit-based. Top awards will match current school fees.

How to Apply

External candidates should complete a regular admissions application using our online system which can be accessed here. When this application is complete, please email admissions@cranleigh.ae to register your interest in applying for a scholarship and the team will advise next steps. Note that we require full admissions information to be submitted before progressing with Scholarship applications.

Current Cranleigh pupils should email admissions@cranleigh.ae for more information about the internal application process. 

A shortlist will be created following review of applications received. All shortlisted candidates will be invited for assessment/ interview. Deadline for scholarship applications is 15th April 2018.


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