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 Entry Procedure

Applications for 13+ Scholarships can be received from external and internal candidates.

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 Head. Both parties should agree that a Scholarship application should be made.

Internal MCM Candidates

Internal candidates currently in Year 8 are able to apply. We strongly encourage parents to talk to the Head of the Prep 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.

More information about MCM Scholarships is contained within the Scholarship Brochure.

Key Dates for Scholarship Applications August 2021

Application Process

Please return the completed Scholarship Application Form along with any supporting portfolios or reports and Head’s Entry Assessment Reference (required for external candidates) to our Admissions Department by 8th January 2021 (5 pm MYT). Further information about each candidate’s Scholarship examinations and interview or assessment is sent out to families after the application deadline date has passed. Scholarship examinations, assessments and interviews take place at the end of January/February 2021 as detailed above. Candidates applying for more than one Scholarship may need to attend the College on more than one day. Scholarships are offered promptly after the Scholarship examinations and interviews in the Lent Term. Acceptance of an offer is required within two weeks of receipt.

Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions if you have any questions or require any further information.

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