Emerging Market Scholarships

We work with families in more than 40 countries and focus on emerging markets so if you want to recruit from new markets and can offer a scholarship to establish your brand then let us know.

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Scholarships and bursaries

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 are looking to increase diversity at your school and are able to offer financial support for international students, we'd love to help you find the best applicants.

Please contact us and one of our staff will reach out to learn more about the funding support you provide and the candidates you hope to recruit.

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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Partner with us

We work with more than 450 schools throughout the UK and we are always happy to support schools by recruiting students on your behalf or providing guardianship services.

Message us via the Live Chat feature on our site or complete our enquiry form and one of our team members will contact you whenever you prefer.

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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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