The scholarship covers all costs associated with studying in Brighton College’s Sixth Form. This includes (but is not limited to): tuition fees, meals during the school day, travel to and from the school within the local area, a contribution towards uniform and school trips, loan of a laptop/surface device and textbooks to support studies.
20 free places for Sixth Form
Opening Doors to your future
From September 2020, Brighton College is offering 20 free 16+ places in our Opening Doors scholarship programme.
This initiative makes Sixth Form places at Brighton College, one of the world’s leading schools, available to talented and ambitious young people from the local area.
At Brighton College, we want every young person to have the chance to pursue their academic interests, their passions and their future hopes within a supportive and stimulating environment.
With fully-funded Sixth Form scholarships, we hope to attract local pupils for whom our pastoral care and academic rigor will offer a life-changing opportunity. This may include:
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals;
- Pupils in care or who have been in care;
- Pupils who would be the first in their families to attend university;
- Pupils who have experienced a significant disadvantage, or who have been displaced, such as a refugee.
With outstanding academic opportunities, an amazing range of activities and sport on offer and continual support in developing practical life skills, the Opening Doors programme will allow pupils to enjoy studying their chosen subjects, to access a place at a leading university, and begin preparing for their future career.
Please note that registration for the Opening Doors programme in September 2020 will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 09 January 2020.
Inspiration for the scholarship
This scholarship has been inspired by Sulaiman Wihba, Old Brightonian and our first Opening Doors ambassador.
For the past four years, pupils and staff from Brighton College have led different classes for the local Syrian community, providing space for them to meet and facilitating language and cultural lessons for people of all ages. In 2015, two young refugees, Sulaiman and Elias, arrived in the city after long and incredibly demanding journeys from their home in Syria.
Both boys were awarded full scholarships to Brighton. They both did so well that they received additional scholarships for university - to study maths at Balliol College, Oxford, and medicine at Queen Mary's, University of London.
Our ongoing links with the refugee community in Brighton and the remarkable success of Sulaiman and Elias have led us to launch Opening Doors: a scholarship for young people in the local area with talent and ambition, and who have experienced a significant disadvantage, or who have been displaced.
Opening Doors: Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like more information, or to discuss making an application, please email Meghann Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01273 704201.
- What does the Open Doors scholarship include?
- How do I know if I am eligible to apply?
- I’m not sure whether I meet the above criteria. What should I do?
- What are the academic entry requirements?
- How do I make an application?
- Is there an assessment process?
- I’m probably not going to achieve the academic requirements but I’m an outstanding sportsperson. Can I be considered?
- Are there any other requirements?
- I’m not from the local area. Can I apply as a boarding student?
- Can you send me practice papers for the assessments?
- When will I find out if my application has been successful?