Joseph Banks Scholarship

Harrow Beijing is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sir Joseph Banks Scholarship. This academic scholarship will provide up to 100% fee remission for talented young men and women to complete a two year A level course at Harrow Beijing. The scholarship is open to external candidates and is designed to help foster Leadership for a Better World. The Sir Joseph Banks scholarship will be awarded on merit following a scholarship test and interview.

Sir Joseph Banks, an old Harrovian, exemplified the spirit of Leadership for a Better World. His documentation of the flora on his many journeys around the world led him to hold the position of President of the Royal Society for over 40 years. Kew Gardens owes much of its fame to the work that he did advising King George III on its flora and design.

It has long been a part of the Harrow ethos to provide educational opportunities to a wide range of talented young people. We now wish to enable students in Beijing to contribute to our history and tradition and to become future leaders for a better world through enjoying the benefits of the Sir Joseph Banks Scholarship.

How to Apply

For candidates who are planning to start from Academic Year 2018/19, the deadline for application is 12 March 2018.

Step 1: Fill in the Application Form (download the Application Form here) and submit it to the Admissions Team at by 12 March 2018.

Step 2: All applications will be reviewed. Eligible candidates will be contacted by our Admissions Team and invited to Harrow Beijing for an exam on 17 March.

Step 3: The exam on 17 March will cover three parts, a CAT (Cognitive Aptitude Test), a written English test, and a Mathematics test. Each of these assessments will last 90 minutes.

Step 4: After the papers have been marked, the most successful candidates will be invited for a scholarship interview, which will be held at Harrow Beijing on the week beginning 26 March. In preparation for this interview, candidates will be expected to prepare a presentation on a topic to be provided.

The scholarship winner(s) will be announced by 30 March 2018.

For any enquiries, please contact our Admissions Team at