Scholarship Programme

Our founding school, Dulwich College in England, has a long tradition of awarding scholarships. Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi is proud to draw on this heritage, providing a unique opportunity for gifted students who excel both academically and in the fields of either sport or creative arts to receive prestigious recognition for their talents.

With a rigorous application and selection process, receiving a Dulwich College Scholarship is a rare honour, and one that will highlight exceptional talent not only academically, but also in the chosen scholarship field. In addition to receiving a reduction in tuition fees, successful candidates will be formally recognised as a Dulwich Scholar, enhancing their academic portfolio when applying for universities.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, The College is seeking candidates for the following scholarships:

  • Creative Arts Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship

(Click the buttons below to download the full scholarship introductions.)


Students commencing either Year 10 (IGCSE) or Year 12 (IB Diploma Programme) in the 2021-2022 academic year are welcome to apply.

Both currently enrolled and prospective students (currently in Year 9 or Year 11) are invited to apply.

Application and Selection Process

1. Application

Currently enrolled students are required to:

Please contact the Admissions team directly at for instructions on how to apply. You will be required to complete a Scholarship Application Form and submit all required supporting documents.

Prospective students are required to:

  • Submit a College Application Form [Click Here to Apply]
  • Submit all required supporting documents and pay the application fee
  • Submit a Scholarship Application form, and all required supporting documents, including;
    • Evidence to demonstrate achievement of scholarship selection criteria
    • A 500-1000 word personal statement by the student expressing the contribution they intend to make at The College and beyond.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 March 2021.

2. Selection Process

Prospective students will first be invited to attend the standard admissions assessment process. If they are successful in being offered a provisional place, they can pay the refundable Resource Fee and be considered to be shortlisted for the Scholarship Programme.

Once the scholarship application deadline has passed the selection committee will convene to shortlist those candidates who they wish to progress to the interview stage. It is at the sole discretion of the selection committee as to how many candidates may be put through to interview.

Short listed candidates will be asked to attend the scholarship interview and assessment day, where they will undertake an audition/trial and attend an interview with the Head of College, Head of Senior School and other academic leaders.

Creative Arts Audition

  • Performance of two contrasting pieces on their main instrument, and another on their second instrument (if applicable). The performance should be a minimum of 5 minutes in length.
  • Undertake a sight-reading test appropriate for their instrument.
  • Complete a short aural test.

Sports Trial

  • Participate in a demonstration of their chosen first and secondary sport/activity in a staged and competitive setting.
  • Complete a basic fitness tests relative to their sport/activity.
  • Complete a short written test.


3. Decision

Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the final decision once the selection committee has reviewed all candidate performance from the scholarship interview and assessment day.

All decisions on the award of scholarships are at the sole discretion of the Head of College.