William of Wykeham established Winchester College to provide an education for those with the intellectual spark and curiosity to take advantage of everything the school had to offer, and the drive and determination to give something back - regardless of their financial position. That is what we continue to look for in our applicants.
Winchester has one of the most generous bursary programmes in the country with 120 pupils receiving financial support – nearly 20% of the pupil body. We aim to grow this provision by 25% to 150 pupils in 2024. We remain committed to tackling inequality of access and each year welcome pupils from a diversity of cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
More guidance on bursaries can be found here. If you have any questions about the school's bursary programme, your eligibility, or how to apply, please contact our bursary team or call on +44(0)1962 621138.
Thanks to generous donations by alumni, Winchester is able to offer bursarial assistance to academically able and talented golfers, whose parents need financial assistance to meet the fee. Read more about one of the recipients of the golf bursary.
Nasir joined the school in the Sixth Form and quickly made friends for life. Being on a full bursary didn't define him or his experience: it simply helped him to grasp the opportunity.
“It was a great opportunity that put me on a path, setting me up for life”
Luke, Pupil 2018-2020
The Wykeham Award is a means-tested bursary for pupils who join the school in the Sixth Form and who are currently studying at a UK state secondary school.
14th March 2022
First year pupil, Arthur describes joining the team as Winchester competes for the prestigious Micklem Golf Trophy.
8th November 2021
To join our first cohort of Sixth Form Day Boys and Girls in September 2022 you need to apply by Wednesday 1st December.
29th September 2021
Winchester College has today announced the launch of a dedicated bursary for Sixth Form pupils from the state sector, known as The Wykeham Award.
17th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Oliver Goodall (recent Old Wykehamist) reflects on how a chance conversation and subsequent bursary gave him the opportunity he'd been looking for.
9th May 2019
Winchester College's golf team took part in the Independent Schools Golf Association National Finals over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Following on from the team's success, the school's golf bursary recipient, Oliver writes about a life driven by golf.