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What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

A scholarship is a merit-based award that carries with it widely varying financial awards. Its purpose is to indicate and reward a boy’s outstanding ability in a particular area of school life, and it will serve as a clear marker to applications to universities that the candidate has shown such ability for a considerable period of time. Please see the Scholarship and Bursary Booklet for further details.

A bursary is a means tested award of financial aid. It can be for up to 100% of the fees. The school offers a variety of these to parents of families needing assistance for their sons to study at Doon, including the armed forces and civil services. These awards are inclusive: all income groups who are able to demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

There is a clear and transparent process for applications for financial aid. For information on this, the Finance Department and the Accounts Office can be reached at [email protected] t:+91 135 2526 417 f: +91 135 2755398

Please note that the department operates normal office hours.

If a boy applies for but is not awarded a scholarship or merit-based award but needs financial support, how should he seek aid?

The family would then apply to the school for financial support through a means tested award. In this way the integrity of the merit-based award is not compromised and the school is able to provide financial aid from its endowment to those families who genuinely require such support.

The Doon School, Mall Road, Dehradun, India, Pin-248001

Direct Number – +91-135-2526400,

Fax No.(HM Secretariat): +91-135-2757275,

Email: [email protected]

For all admissions enquiries,

Please contact [email protected] or

Telephone – +91-135-2526406 or

Mobile: +91 9719638840

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