Bursaries and Scholarships

It doesn’t matter that you’ve already started your degree; you could still be eligible to apply for funding for the rest of your time at university. As well as financial help while you study, you’ll also have the security of knowing that you’ll have a job with us waiting for you when you graduate. We offer several types of bursary and cadetship, so read on to find the one that’s right for you.


  • Value: £1,500 per year
  • For: Applicants who want to join as Royal Marines Officers, or Officers in the Warfare, Logistics or Fleet Air Arm branches of the Royal Navy
  • Available to: Students with one or more years left at university
  • Eligible Universities: All UK universities


  • Value: £4,000 per year
  • For: Applicants who want to join as Engineer Officers and are studying for an accredited Maths, Physics or Engineering based degree
  • Available to: Students with one or more years left at university
  • Eligible Universities: At a DTUS university

If you’re doing any of these courses at a non-DTUS university, you can still apply for the standard bursary, which is described above.


  • Value: Up to £15,379 per year, in addition to having tuition fees paid and a book allowance
  • For: Applicants who want to join as a Medical or Dental Officer and are currently studying Medicine or Dentistry
  • Available to: Students in their final 3 years of undergraduate training
  • Eligible Universities: All UK universities


You’ll need to go through our standard Officer application process, and have passed the Admiralty Interview Board before you can apply for funding. See our How to Apply page to learn more about the process. Once you have applied you will be assigned a careers adviser, and you should tell them as early as possible that you’d like to apply for funding.

The funding boards sit each September to review the applications and decide which candidates will be awarded funding, so you should aim to have passed the Admiralty Interview Board by September if you want to be considered for funding at the start of that academic year. To stand the best chance of passing the AIB before the September deadline, it’s best to start your initial application as early as possible.


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