Scholarship Programme

Introduction to Scholarships at Marlborough

Those set to enter Year 9 (Shell) at Marlborough College Malaysia have the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their talents in a wide range of subjects. They are invited to be challenged to an appropriate, individual level in order to recognise their potential and to understand that by aiming high and working hard they can reach and often exceed their own expectations.

The Marlborough College Malaysia Scholarship programme includes Academic, Sport, Drama and Music Scholars. The Scholarship assessment process is deliberately rigorous and aims to allow pupils to demonstrate exactly what they will be able to offer to the College. In return, Scholars will be offered an enriching, demanding and varied set of opportunities and mentoring to help them to discover more about themselves and their abilities.

On arrival at the College’s Senior School, Scholars begin an exciting journey of development and self-discovery which continues through life. At all stages of their Marlborough careers, Scholars should naturally take a lead and help others to aspire to excellence. Scholars are expected to play an important role in the life of the College and talents are nurtured and developed by Scholarship programmes, but Scholarships are honorary and do not result in any fee remission.


Scholarship Application Timeline for Shell 2023/24 Applications

Applications Open

  • Academic, Drama, Music, and Sport, 17th October 2022
  • Art, Friday 3rd February 2023

Applications Close

  • Academic, Drama, Music, and Sport, 20th January 2023
  • Art, Monday 20th February 2023

Scholarship Assessments

  • Academic, Tuesday 21st February 2023
  • Drama, Thursday 23rd February 2023
  • Music, Friday 24th February 2023
  • Sport, Tuesday 28th February 2023
  • Art, Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Awards Announcement

  • Academic, Drama, Music, and Sport, Friday 10th March 2023
  • Art, Friday 12th May 2023


Scholarship Entry Procedure

Application Form

Applications for Senior School Scholarships can be received from external and internal candidates. All candidates must complete an application form, either online (at the end of this page) or it can be download for completion offline. Applications should be submitted to

Detailed scholarship information is contained in the Scholarship Brochure for Academic, Drama, Music and Sport or here for Art.


External Candidates

For external candidates, the first stage of the admissions process is to visit the College and Register. Pupils must have registered for a place at Marlborough College Malaysia initially, and are committed to entering Year 9 (Shell). A registration form and registration fee must be submitted to register in the first instance. Once a pupil is registered we are able to continue with the next stage of the admissions process. The College will then assess the child (online or in person at the College). Following the results of the assessment, an offer may be made. If a prospective pupil is in receipt of an offer they may apply for a Scholarship.

Parents of external applicants must discuss their child’s potential as a Scholarship candidate with their current schools Head, as a reference will be required. Both parties should agree that a Scholarship application should be made. The current school Head will have provided a reference and report as part of the admissions procedure. There is no need for parents to request additional school references.


Internal MCM Candidates

Internal candidates currently in Year 8 are able to apply. We strongly encourage parents to talk to the Head of the Preparatory School regarding the suitability and ability of their child before they decide to enter their child. These discussions should take place in November, well in advance of the selection assessments. Awards are made to candidates who demonstrate excellence and the right attitude. Parents need to be aware that the selection processes for each area (Academic, Drama, Music and Sport) are robust and objective and not all candidates will receive awards. It is important that these discussions take place in order to manage expectations.


Scholarship Assessment Day
All candidates will be required to attend an Assessment Day, the structure of which will be dependant on the type of Scholarship applied for. Candidates may have to attend more than one Assessment Day should more than one Scholarship be applied for




Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions should you wish to submit an application for 2024 or beyond or if you have any questions or require any further information.