Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year MPW awards a number of scholarships and bursaries to help fund the fees of gifted and talented students who are likely to gain particular benefit from our academic provision and the more general opportunities the college has to offer. In turn we expect award recipients not only to contribute to MPW’s reputation for academic success but also to participate in broader aspects of college life.

There are two types of financial award available: scholarships and bursaries. Scholarships are awarded entirely on academic merit whereas bursaries also take account of financial status and are therefore means-tested in accordance with guidelines issued by the Independent Schools’ Bursars’ Association.

Type and nature of awards available

  • Academic scholarships: awarded to students who are able to demonstrate excellent general all round academic ability or outstanding ability in a particular subject area.
  • Creative and performing arts scholarships: awarded to students who are able to demonstrate excellence in art, drama or music.
  • The Woodward scholarship: named in honour of Robert Woodward, one of the founders of MPW, and awarded to a student studying English Literature as one of their subjects at A level.
  • Bursaries: awarded to students of high academic ability who would not be able to attend the college without financial assistance.

Each year MPW sets a budget for academic awards based on anticipated fee income. The value of bursaries and scholarships ranges from 10-50% of tuition fees, with the exception of the Woodward Scholarship which is a full fees award. Scholarships are typically valid for the entire duration of the programme for which a student is enrolled.

Please contact our Admissions Officer (london@mpw.ac.uk) for details on how to apply for a scholarship or bursary.