Funding and scholarships

Life as a student is more expensive than ever, with tuition fees rising and the cost of living increasing. But going to university, college or sixth form isn’t the only way to further your education. There are a range of funding options available through the Royal Navy that mean you can get paid to study and have a full-time job waiting at the end.

See how you can get the qualifications you want – from A-levels to degrees – and start a truly unique career, complete with global travel and the opportunity to make a real difference.

Ready to get skills for life, not debt for life? Read on.

Supporting your development

Want to be a leader in your field? Choose a Royal Navy funding or scholarship scheme and you’ll get to work at the leading-edge of your industry as soon as you’re qualified.

The reason we offer the chance to get financial support while you study is because we want officers from different backgrounds, and for all potential leaders to have access to the right qualifications.

It’s also important to us that those joining through a degree-level bursary or scholarship schemes have the necessary Royal Navy knowledge before they get start their career. That’s why we provide evening and weekend Naval training courses that run alongside academic studies.