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Royal Military Academy

Sandhurst

PREPARING FOR EXCELLENCE

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their soldiers. During training, all officer cadets learn to live by the academy’s motto:

‘Serve to Lead’

Other Nations choose to send their personnel to RMAS for Officer training because it is recognised as a world-leading military training academy.

Army Officer Selection Board

The Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) is the interview process through which you are selected to train at Sandhurst.

Applying to AOSB does not commit you to joining the British Army.

AOSB takes place in Westbury near Warminster. You can find out more about AOSB on this page Army Jobs website.

ARMY OFFICER INSIGHT WEBINARS

The Army Officer Recruiting Team delivers the Army Officer Insight Day and online presentations/Q&A from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), giving you the opportunity to find out more about officer training and life beyond Sandhurst.

Next online events:

  • 21 May 24 - Professionally Qualified Officer
  • 25 Jun 24 - Regular Army Officer – Funding University Opportunities
  • 7 Sep 24 - You Belong Here - Muslims in the Army
  • 24 Sep 24 - You Belong Here - Sikhs in the Army
  • 1 Oct 24 - You Belong Here - Hindus in the Army
  • 8 Oct 24 - You Belong Here - Christians in the Army
  • 15 Oct 24 - You Belong Here - Jews in the Army
  • 22 Oct 24 - You Belong Here - Buddhists in the Army

Find out more and register to attend on the Army Jobs webpages

 

 

Officer Training

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the home of the British Army Officer. 

Training at the Academy is challenging but ultimately rewarding. You will leave knowing you've excelled at one of the world's most revered military training academies.

There are several different types of Officer training that are delivered at Sandhurst.

Find out more >

 

Education

Academic study is an integral part in developing effective and professional military leaders.

The courses provided by the Faculty for the study of Leadership, Security, and Warfare (LSW) Departments are purposely designed to develop an officer’s understanding and analysis of the human, operational and strategic context in which they will work.

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University Officers' Training Corps - UOTC

Sandhurst also offers a part-time leadership programme for those studying at university. Gain insight into Army life, from military exercises to skiing expeditions. By joining a University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) which are located across the UK it can help develop you, give you access to training, sport and travel opportunities.

It can give you a real insight into being part of the British Army.

Plus you get paid for your time and it does not commit you to join the Army after university.

Find out more here

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International Engagement

Sandhurst delivers a variety of leadership development training to a wide number of countries across the globe.  

From international cadets attending the 44-week commissioning course to academics delivering training in-country.

International Engagement

University Officers' Training Corps

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University Officers' Training Corps - UOTC

Sandhurst also offers a part-time leadership programme for those studying at university. Gain insight into Army life, from military exercises to skiing expeditions. By joining a University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) which are located across the UK it can help develop you, give you access to training, sport and travel opportunities.

It can give you a real insight into being part of the British Army.

Plus you get paid for your time and it does not commit you to join the Army after university.

 

Find out more about joining a UOTC

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Bursaries and Scholarships

The Army Officer Scholarship Scheme guarantees you up to £10,000 in financial support, starting in Academic Year 13. It also guarantees you a place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and a career as an Army Officer when you finish education.

Once at university you can also apply to upgrade to another bursary, such as the Enhanced or DSUS undergraduate bursaries; or a Medical Bursary if you’re studying nursing or medicine.

  • Standard Bursary - £7000
  • Enhanced Bursary - £24,000
  • DSUS (Army STEM) Sponsorship - Up to £42,750
  • Army Medical Services Bursary - Up to £75,000

More details on the link below.

Bursaries and Scholarships

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Sandhurst Trust

The Sandhurst Trust is the official charity and alumni community of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and is the only organisation linking all serving and former Army Officers.

Our alumni community is built on a common bond of loyalty, trust and belonging.

Sandhurst Trust Website

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Contact information

If you are sending post to an Officer Cadet, make sure you include their regimental number, full name and company above the address.