SPONSORSHIP

At the Royal Air Force we offer scholarships and sponsorship to support outstanding candidates like you, to get the education you need for your career to take off.

STUDENTS AND UNDERGRADS

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be an Officer in the RAF, you could receive sponsorship through university. Competition is tough, so you’ll need to show a real commitment to your studies and a potential future in the RAF. You can find out full details in this booklet.

MEDICAL SPONSORSHIP

If you’re studying at or applying for medical school, we could sponsor your medical training. As part of this sponsorship you could receive a Bursary or a Cadetship leading to a career as a Royal Air Force Medical Officer. The Cadetship attracts additional benefits including a grant to cover tuition fees. More details can be found on this document.

DEFENCE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE (WELBECK)

EDUCATION TO A HIGH STANDARD

We can offer a high standard of A-level education at the Defence Sixth Form College, our residential centre near Loughborough for potential officers studying technical and scientific subjects.

You could be eligible to attend if you are:

  • planning to join the RAF as an Engineer Officer.
  • aged between 16 years and 17 years 6 months on 1 September of your Year 12.

In return, we expect you to:

  • participate fully in appropriate activities 
at the Defence Sixth Form College
  • join the RAF once you’ve finished college 
 and university

UNIVERSITIES STUDIES

For your university studies, we’d hope to 
award you a place on the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS), providing 
you get good A-level results.

Find details on how to apply and what opportunities are available at Welbeck here.

ENGINEERING SPONSORSHIP

The RAF offers financial support for those interested in studying to become Engineer Officers in the RAF. The Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Scheme provide education support to students interested in a full-time career as an Engineer Officer or a Logistics Officer. The scheme promotes personal development and leadership, providing sixth form college or university academic support alongside adventurous training and sports. In addition students may receive a generous bursary during their time at University. Information about the DTUS or UAS Bursary Scheme can be found here or contact us on 
Live Chat.

FIND YOUR ROLE

Whether you want to fly a fast jet, gather intelligence or cater for our personnel, we have the role for you.

PAY AND BENEFITS

We offer bonuses and benefits going from subsidised living to gym memberships and discounts for you and your partner. 

CAREER PROGRESSION

There are plenty of opportunities for development throughout your career 
in the RAF.

FIND YOUR ROLE

Whether you want to fly a fast jet, gather intelligence or cater for our personnel, we have the role for you.

PAY AND BENEFITS

We offer bonuses and benefits going from subsidised living to gym memberships and discounts for you and your partner. 

CAREER PROGRESSION

There are plenty of opportunities for development throughout your career 
in the RAF.

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

FIND YOUR ROLE