EU Merit Scholarship


The scholarship has been developed to encourage students to embark on a career in the Health and Social Care sector. The scholarship will give candidates who can demonstrate the passion and excellent qualities of a care worker the opportunity to gain qualifications and CQC endorsed training that will assist them in seeking for potential employment or further study. Students cannot work in the UK during this course however, they may approach potential employers for sponsorship under the Health and Care Visa.


The award will cover full tuition fees for one of the following 6 months diploma courses:


You'll study from our Telford campus, EU (or EEA) nationals do not normally require a visa to attend this course. 


There are thirty-six scholarships (in total) available in the Health and Social Care courses specified above.

In order to be eligible for our international merit scholarship you must:

  • be an EU (or EEA) national

  • starting the course in the 2021/22 and 2022/23  academic year

  • meet the normal entry requirements of the course you are applying for.

How to apply

Complete our online scholarship application form and submit a 500-word supporting statement outlining why you’re suitable for this scholarship. You will also need to submit all supporting documentation / evidence.

Key dates

The application deadlines:

  • for courses starting 25 April 2022 is 25 March 2022

  • for courses starting 25 July 2022 is 25 June 2022

  • for courses starting 24 October 2022 is 25 September 2022

We will let you know if your scholarship application has been successful no later than 21 days after the deadline.

How we assess your application

Your application will be assessed by a panel of SCBM staff. You’ll be ranked based on the details you provide in your application and supporting documentation.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this opportunity and/or the Health and Social Care courses offered, please contact