Alpha Scholars Programme

The DLD Alpha Scholars Programme offers Scholarships of up to 50% off tuition fees to students who can demonstrate potential beyond their years, both in character and ability.

Scholars will take part in a unique programme of study alongside their academic work. This will include university extension courses, support and encouragement to aid finding work placements, and an active role in our community projects. They will also be given the opportunity to attend regular co-curricular activity sessions developed to enhance their emotional and professional skills: from teamwork; leadership, emotional intelligence, and cognitive flexibility.

As well as workshops in media training, CV building and interview preparation. Alpha Scholars are ambassadors of DLD College London and at times will be called upon to act as figureheads at several internal and external events.

Alpha Scholars will promote our TRACK values of tolerance, respect, academic curiosity, community and kindness.

Who qualifies for an Alpha Scholarship?

Are you…

• Interested in becoming a leader or visionary thinker?
• Articulate and confident with strong analytical and numeracy skills?
• Someone who is flexible and open minded with a strong team ethic?
• An ambitious student who is predicted a minimum of 9 GCSEs grades 7, 8 or 9 or equivalent? (exceptions will be considered)

If you can answer yes to these characteristics then we would love to talk more!

Students must choose to apply for one of three Alpha Scholarship pathways:



A Levels

At least two Humanities A Levels:

  • English Literature
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sociology

Supplementary courses

  • EPQ



A Levels

  • Economics
  • Government & Politics
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics (optional)

Supplementary courses

  • EPQ



A Levels

At least two science A Levels:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology


  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics (optional)

Supplementary course:

  • EPQ


  • Up to the equivalent of 10 places may be given annually to both internal and new entrants
  • The scholarships are a non means-tested fee remission. The maximum scholarship awarded in respect of any one student is 50% reduction of tuition fees
  • The Alpha Scholars Programme runs for a duration of two-years
  • Scholars will attend the full enrichment programme in addition to academic lessons. These will include: seminars, charity projects, educational visits, entrepreneurial activities, lectures, rotating tutorials

The DLD Alpha Scholarship is open to both British and International passport holders. Please note that scholarships are limited and therefore, early application is recommended. We reserve the right to withdraw the fee remission if an Alpha Scholar does not adhere to DLD rules or participate in the Alpha Scholars’ programme.

How to Apply for an Alpha Scholarship

Step One: Complete and return a DLD College London Application Form.

If you have a British Passport APPLY HERE

If you have an International Passport APPLY HERE


Step Two: Attend a preliminary Interview

This is arranged individually either in person or on Zoom/Teams. Please indicate at this stage that you wish to apply for an Alpha Scholarship. Your interviewer will advise you which Alpha Scholarship path to follow. If you are successful at this stage, you will be asked to attend the assessment part of the Alpha Scholarship application.


Step Three: Complete an Alpha Scholarship Assessment

The assessment requirement varies according to the chosen pathway but is likely to include a written task and further interview. For more information contact, Telephone: +44 (0)20 7935 8411



How soon after assessment is an Alpha Scholar notified?

DLD Alpha Scholarship results will usually be made available to applicants within 10 working days of assessment completion.


Lauren Moors – Assistant Principal (Academic)


Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7935 8411