ST3 Scholar recruitment is managed at Patch level; details of 2019/20 opportunities will be provided in due course.

Trainees can apply for up to 2 individual scholarship programmes and these need to be ranked according to preference. To apply please complete a written application form to the Scholarship programme and return it to the email address on the form

  • The deadline for sending completed applications will be advised by each individual patch
  • Your local Patch Administrator will advise of the interview and feedback arrangements

Trainees must confirm on their application form that they have had approval from both their Educational Supervisor, and their local Training Programme Director. They must also confirm that they have not had anything other than satisfactory outcomes at previous ARCP reviews and that they can travel to fulfill the requisite needs of that particular scholarship.

For each programme, the marks available will be doubled for each area specifically relevant to that post. For instance, if a trainee is applying for the sustainability scholarship, then the marks from the sustainability criteria section will be doubled when the score is considered for this programme alone. Therefore trainees will end up with an individual score for each programme that they apply to.

Total final scores will then be used to rank potential scholars, and these will be awarded according to best fit across the scheme according to programme score and preference of the individual posts. Patch education and leadership posts will be allocated first. Unused posts may be transferred to other scholarship programmes (depending on demand) to maximise fill rates.


The panel chairs will score each written application form against the designated performance criteria. The score from this process will be used to draw up the shortlist, if successful in being shortlisted you will receive an invite to interview, if unsuccessful in being shortlisted you will be informed by email.


Scholarships will be awarded on a score taken from the combination of those awarded from the application and for the interview. Interview panels will be made up of a two-person panel of Faculty or lay members of the School of Primary Care.

Each candidate will sit a competency based interview.