Wellington College in Tianjin is delighted to be able to award a number of awards to students who have shown exceptional talent in a particular athletic or sporting discipline. This is the first such programme in an international school in Tianjin and represents a major commitment to building the finest elite performance programme of its kind in northern China. Elite performance scholars will be eligible for a potential tuition fee remission of 100%, as well as a bespoke academic programme built around their training and competition demands. In this way, Wellington seeks to support ambitious young people from China with a proven record of academic ability, coupled with exceptional sporting / athletic potential, by providing access to the finest academic and sporting facilities as preparation for their application to top US college and universities.
Applicants should have reached, as a minimum expectation, national top 10 performance levels, but international-class elite performers will have a distinct advantage in the application process. The sports available for consideration for the scholarship are golf, tennis and equestrianism. Performance levels will need to be supported by documentary evidence for an award to be considered.
Applicants to the College can enter the A Level Induction Year from 15 years of age, as long as they have satisfied the academic demands of the Admissions’ process. A student’s eligibility for an award will thus depend on both genuine sporting / athletic excellence and a proven ability to complete our academic programmes satisfactorily. A strong English language proficiency is required.
Applications younger students, aiming for future awarding cycles, will be considered by the Admissions’ team, on an individual basis.
The scholarship awards’ body, a school committee, has the ability to offer discretionary scholarship awards up to a maximum of 100% of the tuition fees.
Scholarships are reviewed on annual basis, based on the anticipated progress made by an individual in their chosen sport and academic performance in school. Students failing to maintain their ranking in terms of national/international performance, or those who are deemed to have fallen short in the academic work will have the award reduced or removed at the discretion of the awarding committee.
Scholars are expected to perform to a similar level to their peers in class, but they will be given individual timetables based around their training and competition needs. In addition, each scholar will have a tutor assigned to support their learning and wellbeing. The tutor will provide feedback to parents and the school on the progress made by the student, facilitating communication between home and school. Boarding accommodation and access to extra English language programmes will be available.