The Milton Toubkin Diploma Programme Scholarship

The application process for our scholarship for the 2022/2023 academic year has now closed

Information for the Milton Toubkin Diploma Scholarship 2023/2024 is to be updated at the end of 2022.

The aim of our scholarship

Named after Milton Toubkin, one of Southbank’s founders, the aim of our scholarship is to enable a gifted and deserving student to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Southbank International School.

The scholarship is a two-year award, dependent on a student’s sustained performance and progression, and begins in Grade 11 and finishes in Grade 12, when a student graduates.

What our scholarship covers

The scholarship award covers up to 100% of the school’s tuition fees and up to 50% of the school’s capital development fees for the duration of the scholarship programme.

During the two years of the Diploma Programme, a scholarship student’s family will still be wholly responsible for any other financial commitments, which include, but are not limited to, the £2,000 refundable deposit, annual PTA (Parent Teacher Association) fees, cost of residential events, and the IB Diploma exam fees.

Candidates must be living at home with at least one family member and must be available for an interview. Interviews will be conducted via Google Meet.


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The scholarship is aimed at new students, which means currently enrolled or former students of Southbank International School are not eligible.

For the duration of the Diploma Programme, the scholarship student must have the appropriate immigration status to be enrolled at the school, and have a reasonable daily commute between home and school.

Every applicant wishing to be considered for a scholarship must fully meet or exceed all of the following criteria:

  • Above average academic achievement and potential.
  • Evidence of extra-curricular interests and activities.
  • Commitment to Southbank and the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
  • Commitment to qualities and behaviours consistent with the IB learner profile.
  • High standard of academic English (applicants will be required to take an online English test).

How to apply

All applications must be completed via OpenApply.  Select the application for Milton Toubkin Scholarship 2022-2023 from the dropdown menu under Start Application. 

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept paper applications. 

Your application must include:

  • Milton Toubkin Scholarship Application form – please complete in English.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • Two handwritten essays (max 500 words each) – details provided in the application
  • A handwritten personal statement – details provided in the application
  • Four teacher references using Southbank’s official online form – one from a Maths teacher, one from a Science teacher, one from an English teacher and a character reference. The character reference is to be completed by the Principal or member of staff who is best able to complete this form (e.g. Guidance counsellor, Homeroom teacher, Housemistress/master, other senior leader).
  • School reports from academic years 2020-2021 and 2019-2020. (translated into English, if applicable, and presented together in a PDF).
  • Any relevant supporting documents – this can include test results, educational psychologist reports, medical information, special learning needs, assessment results, etc.
  • Scanned copy of applicant’s passport
  • Information of the applicant’s  visa status for residing and studying in the UK 

If English is not your first language or your main language of instruction, we will require you to complete an online English test. If required, we will send you the relevant link by email. The online test must be completed, without assistance, in a maximum of 80 mins in one sitting. The test must be submitted by 26 January 2022.

If you have any questions or need further information during your application, please contact us at

Scholarship application and selection timeline

MTS applications to open on Monday 06 December 2021 at 10.00 GMT.

Step 1

Friday 21st January 2022, 16:00 GMT: Application deadline

Please complete your application via OpenApply by this date. Please ensure you select the application for Milton Toubkin Scholarship 2022-2023 from the dropdown menu under Start Application. 

Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

You will be advised if you are required to complete an online English Test as part of your application. If so, you will receive a link to the online English Test via email from Admissions at Southbank International School.

Step 2

Thursday 27th January 2022, 16:00 GMT: Submission of online English test 

If you are required to provide an online English test, the test must be completed and submitted by this date.  

Step 3

Thursday 17th – Friday 25th February 2022, 16:00 GMT: Candidates shortlisted

All shortlisted candidates will be informed of their allocated time for interview. Invitations will be issued via email.

Step 4

Monday 28th February 2022 – Friday 4th March 2022:  Interviews

Interviews will be conducted by the Scholarship Committee on Wednesday 2nd March and/or Thursday 3rd March, via Google Meet.

Step 5

Monday 7th  – Monday 14th March 2022, 16:00 GMT: 

All scholarship candidates are informed of the outcome of their application. 

All shortlisted candidates who were not successful in their application for the Scholarship, will be made a regular place offer for a seat in our Grade 11 class, subject to availability, for September 2022 entry.

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