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Funded Places

Eton welcomes talented boys from all backgrounds and can offer significant levels of financial support. During the 2017/18 academic year 254 boys were receiving a means-tested bursary (averaging a 65% reduction in fees), with 82 students paying no fees at all. 

Scholarships are also available to pupils and Eton will spend £6.4 million this year on scholarship and bursary provision - all of which has been funded by generous donations and our endowment.  

Ways to secure a funded place:

In Year 6 (age 11): upon the award of a conditional place for entry to Eton in Year 9, parents can apply for a means-tested bursary.

In Year 8 (age 13): a boy with great academic strength from any educational background can win a King’s Scholarship, and an outstanding musician with good academic qualities can win a Music Award. 

In Year 11 (age 16) : UK students expected to gain outstanding GCSE results can compete for an Orwell Award. Boys under the age of 17 on 1 September after taking GCSEs and who are attending a state school are eligible to apply. Candidates receiving substantial bursarial assistance at fee-paying schools with no provision for Years 12 and 13 may also apply.

Please note that we do not offer sports or arts scholarships, though such abilities feature strongly in all our selection processes along with all-round personality and suitability for membership of a boarding community.