Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarships – Celebrating Excellence
At Malvern College Tokyo (MCT) while we support and encourage all pupils to maximise their potential, we also offer those pupils with extraordinary talents the opportunity to apply for one of our scholarships.
We take great pride in our Malvern Scholars whose talents are rewarded with enrichment opportunities, fee remission, and of course, the accolade of being a scholar itself.
For the 2023-24 academic year, MCT will offer scholarships in a variety of areas to deserving pupils by nomination and by application.
1. Academic Scholarships
Available to pupils entering Foundation Year 1 and above, this scholarship recognises those who demonstrate exceptional academic knowledge and skill. Our Academic Scholars show a consistently strong work ethic, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skilful execution in their work.
2. Performing Arts Scholarship
The Performing Arts are an important part of school life at MCT. Scholarship awards are open to applicants who exhibit exceptional talent in either music or drama.
Music - We regard music as one of life’s greatest pleasures. It is also a constant source of inspiration, helping to teach self-discipline, memory, and literacy and we believe it is indispensable for school life. This scholarship is open to pupils in Prep 5 and above who have achieved the equivalent of a strong Grade 5 (ABRSM or Trinity) in at least one instrument or singing.
Drama - An education in drama is vital for the development of emotional intelligence, imagination, teamwork, and dialogue. In recognition of its importance, we acknowledge pupils from Foundation Year 1 upwards who demonstrate a keen interest in theatre and who will contribute to Malvern’s performing arts programmes through their participation in school productions. Drama Scholars should also seek to actively promote a culture of drama and theatre performance within the school.
Applicants for our Performing Arts Scholarships must also show commitment, past and present, to their musicianship, be willing to contribute to the school’s performing arts programmes and to represent MCT in external performances
3. Visual Arts/Design Scholarship
The creative arts contribute significantly to personal, social, and academic growth. They encourage the development of creativity, innovation, collaboration, critical thinking, communication and self-confidence, skills essential for a 21st Century workforce.
Our Visual Arts/Design Scholarship is open for talented and deserving applicants from FY1 (Y7) onwards. Successful candidates will demonstrate a genuine talent and interest in the visual arts and/or in design. Arts Scholars will enhance the school’s cultural and artistic profile by representing Malvern in external arts and design competitions. They will also be expected to design artwork for the campus building and for school publications.
4. Sports Scholarship
Participation in sport not only builds physical fitness but also promotes social skills, teamwork, and motivation. Our Sports Scholarship is open to pupils from Prep 5 (Y5) and above. Successful candidates will demonstrate a high level of athletic ability and either be committed to a range of sports or be particularly talented in one discipline. We expect scholars to be actively involved in our athletic community and to compete in MCT teams. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who play in a local club, or at a national or international level.
Who can apply?
Malvern Scholarships are available every academic year.
External candidates are required to meet Malvern College Tokyo general admissions criteria by submitting a regular application and paying the application fee. Their scholarship application will be processed alongside their regular admissions application and, prior to a scholarship award, candidates must also pass the school’s online assessment and attend an admissions interview.
How to apply?
All candidates must submit a scholarship application along with a personal statement outlining their academic, personal, and co-curricular profile. They should also indicate their motivation and anticipated future contribution to school life.
Academic Scholarship application form: Download Here (link to be updated later)
Performing Arts Scholarship application form: Download Here (link to be updated later)
Visual Arts/Design Scholarship application form: Download Here (link to be updated later)
Sports Scholarship application form: Download Here (link to be updated later)
Alongside the scholarship application and personal statement, the following supporting documents should also be submitted:
Principal Recommendation form: Download Here (link to be updated later)
Mentor Recommendation form: Download Here (link to be updated later)
Recent passport-sized photograph
Previous two years’ school reports
Additional Requirements by Scholarship:
Performing Arts - Audition (Additional Requirement)
Sports - Video evidence (Additional Requirement)
Visual Arts/ Design - Art portfolio (Additional Requirement)
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a scholarship selection interview.
Scholarships decisions will consider the overall quality of the candidate’s application, including their personal, academic, and co-curricular profile, interview performance, evidence of talent and their potential to contribute to school life. Scholarships are awarded subject to the discretion of the school’s scholarship panel who will determine the number and level of all awards.
When to apply?
Scholarship will be open for application in end June 2022.
Tentative schedule for the academic year 2023-24:
Application deadline - Wednesday, 30th November 2022
Interview (short-listed candidates only) - 1st-7th December 2022
Scholarships Announcement - Mid December 2022
Bursaries are available for families in need of additional financial support, including non-local (international/expatriate) families not in receipt of an educational allowance from their employer. Applications are open for pupils across all year groups, starting from Prep 1 onwards. We expect families receiving support to uphold the ethos and philosophy of a Malvern education.