How it works
Scholarships are awarded based on your predicted grades and performance at a thorough assessment process called the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB). To be eligible, there is a minimum of 5 GCSEs at level 7 or higher (or equivalent), including Maths and English Language. Scotland, Wales and NI applicants require grade A or higher. All standard residency and nationality criteria also apply.
At the end of the scholarship, you will have the opportunity to either start initial officer training as a University Cadetship Entrant (UCE), or move onto an Engineer Defence Undergraduate Scheme. Whichever route you take, once you’ve completed all your training, you’ll need to spend a minimum of 5 years in the Naval Service.
Please note A-level scholarships do not apply for medical and dental branch careers but we do offer paid ways to train across our medical branches. To find out more, go to our Medical and Dental Cadetship page or the Student Medical Technicians and Nurses page.