Emerging Market Scholarships

We work with schools who want to recruit from emerging markets and we can offer boarding school scholarships to attract the right students with standout academics, leadership, drama or sports.

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UK Boarding School Scholarships

We help families from all over the world find and settle into the best boarding school for their child.

In some emerging markets, families are very keen for their child to attend school overseas, however, they not be able to afford full fees. In many cases, these are strong candidates and some schools are able to offer financial assistance.

We typically come across students who excel in academics, leadership, sport and debating. There are also many talented students who have not been able to access their preferred subjects or specialisms, and so are looking for the opportunity to study their dream subject and make the most of their new opportunities.

Some schools offer scholarships and bursaries to enable talented or academically gifted international students to experience the quality of a UK education. If you have students who may qualify then contact us about our exclusive boarding scholarships.

The school has given us these opportunities where I can put loads of things in my personal statement that I wouldn't have been able to do before such as being a Round Square Captain, House Captain, Syndicate Member, Amnesty International leader, Democracy Leader.

Tandia, 16 year old student from Kenya

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We look after students from dozens of countries and we are always happy to support agencies by advising during the school selection or admissions process, recommending host families, or providing guardianship services.

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Quality you can trust

Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.


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