University Cadetship Entry

University Cadetship Entry (UCE) is an elite entry scheme for a small number of high achieving engineering applicants which will commence in September 2021. Selected candidates will enter Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in September to undertake Initial Officer Training. They will commence their degree in September the following year during which time they will receive the appropriate Royal Navy salary with all university fees paid. Annual intake will be restricted to 1 x Air Engineer Officer, 2 x Weapon Engineer Officers and 2 x Marine Engineer Officers per year. Non-scholarship candidates can expect to complete the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB) the summer prior to BRNC entry.

You’ll need: 5 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher including English Language and Mathematics, 144 UCAS points in non-overlapping subjects including at least 40 points in maths and an engineering-based science, a high level AIB pass and accepted onto a degree course in a UK university studying an engineering degree or acceptable STEM subject. 

What will I get?

  • A guaranteed place on Royal Navy initial officer training at BRNC before you commence your very well supported University course
  • Study can be undertaken at any UK university
  • You will receive the appropriate Royal Navy salary and university tuition fees will be paid 
  • Support throughout your Naval and student endeavors while at university, from the Royal Navy
  • The opportunity to experience Service life during the holidays before you start your career, learning some of the key skills required and meeting like-minded people
  • Chance to take part in Royal Navy adventurous training and sporting activities
  • Guaranteed employment throughout and after university

How do I apply?


Step 1

Choose an officer role from the Warfare, Logistics and Aviation Branches of the Royal Navy

Find your role

Step 2

We’ll send you a link to a digital application form for you to complete


Step 3

Use the check box to indicate that you’re applying for a scholarship


Step 4

Submit your form. We’ll contact you when we’ve received it