International Merit Scholarship

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International Merit

Scholarship Guidelines


Branksome Hall Asia proudly announces our first International Merit Scholarship program!

The Branksome Hall Asia International Merit Scholarship opens the doors of opportunity for international students to experience and benefit from our exceptional IB World School program. We want you, our strong female leaders of tomorrow, to bring your unique interests and gifts to Branksome Hall Asia to contribute to our mission and vision of establishing the school as a global hub of excellence in IB, focused on girls and their learning.

International students will experience the many advantages of a Branksome Hall Asia education, from our pathways leading to top university entrances worldwide to our culture of care present in the high expectations and high support we hold for each student. In addition, international boarding students, will enjoy the full benefits of our residential experience including beautifully-appointed living quarters, our state-of-the-art facility, exploration of Jeju island, and a network of caring faculty to support each student’s advancement.

International Merit Scholarships are available to non-Korean students new to Branksome Hall Asia in the Middle and Senior School. The Scholarship award provides 30% of the tuition fees and 30% of boarding fees (if applying for boarding program). International students may apply in Round 1 for entrance in February 2020 (Semester Two of 2019-2020 academic year) OR Round 2 for entrance at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year in August 2020.

Scholarships are given in recognition of a student’s academic success, leadership commitments, co-curricular involvement, and other talents and achievements. Students applying in grades 6-9 are awarded the Scholarship for the student’s entrance year and subsequent years through completion of grade 9. Transitioning from grade 9 to 10, each recipient must re-apply and participate in the presentation component of the Scholarship process.

If applying when entering Grade 10, the award is valid for the student’s entrance year up to graduation. All recipients must remain in good academic standing to maintain the Scholarship award.

All applicants are expected to complete the regular admissions process alongside the Scholarship application process. If qualified for the final round, applicants are invited to come to Branksome Hall Asia to make their presentation (at their own cost); remote presentations will also be possible.

1. Selection Process

The criteria for the International Merit Scholarships are as follows:

  • Academic achievement based on a review of school reports and Branksome Hall Asia admission assessments in English and mathematics
  • Co-curricular participation and personal qualities
  • Essay and Presentation

Step One –          Completion of the Admissions process and Submission of Scholarship Application and Essay

Step Two –          Selected individuals are invited for presentations

Step Three –        Scholarship Awards are announced

2. Schedule

a) For Entrance on February 2020 (Semester Two of 2019-2020 academic year)

❖      November 14, 2019                                 Scholarship and Admissions Applications Due

❖      November 19, 2019                                 Shortlisted Candidates for Presentations notified

❖      November 21 & 22, 2019                       Admissions Assessments (As applicable based on submitted documentation)      

❖      December 2 & 3, 2019                            Presentation to Scholarship Committee – Jeju or remote

❖      December 10, 2019                                 Finalists notified of results by email and phone


b) For Entrance in August 2020 (start of 2020-2021 academic year)

❖      March 16, 2020                                        Scholarship and Admissions Applications Due

❖      March 24, 2020                                        Shortlisted Candidates for Presentations notified

❖      March 26 & 27, 2020                              Admissions Assessments (As applicable based on submitted documentation)       

❖      April 6 & 7, 2020                                      Presentation to Scholarship Committee – Jeju or remote

❖      April 15, 2020                                           Finalists notified of results by email and phone

3. Applications and Inquiries

●      Email:

●      Phone: +82-64-902-5077

To apply, please submit the online Admissions Application and Scholarship Application.

4.  Criteria of Personal Qualities

Branksome Hall Asia seeks applications from globally minded girls who:

  1. Are able to make sound decisions and solve complex problems.
  2. Can receive and express ideas confidently in English.
  3. Have demonstrated high academic achievement.
  4. Have integrity, honesty, and a sense of fairness and justice.  
  5. Show sensitivity toward the needs of others through service to the community.
  6. Respect the views, values, and traditions of other individuals and cultures.
  7. Demonstrate a love of learning and leadership.