Scholarships/financial aid

The St. Paul’s School IB Scholarships Programme exists to allow talented pupils who would normally be unable to access the education that St. Paul’s offers the opportunity to complete the IB diploma programme in our sixth form. The International Baccalaureate is a unique programme of advanced education for pupils aged 16-19. It epitomises the distinctive international outlook we have at St. Paul’s. Offered by around 3,000 schools in nearly 150 countries, the IB Diploma is a qualification welcomed and highly regarded by leading universities around the world. 

We are looking for mature, motivated and thoughtful pupils who are excited by the possibility of doing something different and who would benefit from the unique advantages we can offer. We are keen to attract pupils from diverse backgrounds who would bring their experiences and approaches to contribute to our caring community.

Scholarships are available in three main areas:

• Academic • Sport • Arts

Up to 10 scholarships may be awarded for the IB programme each year. Unfortunately we do not currently have any other bursaries/scholarships available for entry into other year groups.

How to apply

Selection will be based on interview as well as recommendations, references and overall academic achievement. Candidates will be interviewed by the Senior Master and Head of Sixth Form. Candidates must be under 17 years old in the year of entry and must have completed a term of the 2º ano do Ensino Médio.

The award of scholarships enables pupils to commence their studies in August, the beginning of the St. Paul’s academic year, for a two year period. Pupils take the IB Diploma at the end of the Upper Sixth and by this time will also have fulfilled the requirements of the Ensino Medio.

In order to fulfill our ambition of broadening the membership of the school, we would not normally expect applicants to be current pupils of St. Paul’s or other international schools.

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English. They must demonstrate the ability to make a significant contribution to at least two of the following areas: academic, arts, debating and/or public speaking, sport, leadership.

For more information and to apply, please complete our contact form.