Undergraduate Bursary and Regimental sponsorship?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by BorisJohnson, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. Hello ARRSer's.
    This is my first post on Arrse, so please don't be too harsh!

    I'm about to start my second year of university, and I'm looking to start the application process to obtain an Army Undergraduate Bursary. But one thing is puzzling me; I've been reading into Regimental sponsorship's, but I'm not to sure whether someone with a bursary can get one, as the time you get your place at Sandhurst is so far off from when you actually go, can anyone shed any light on this?

    Sorry if the question seems pointless or the answer is obvious.

    Thank you in advance. [h=3][/h]
  2. My brother had a bursary and he was sponsored by a Regiment (Corps in his case) but was not bound by that sponsorship when it came to Regimental selection. I would presume there is a similar system in place nowadays.
  3. It is my understanding that Regimental Sponsorship amounts to the handling of paperwork in lieu of your ACA doing it.

    As said above you are not bound, unless a confirmed cadet, to stick with your Regimental Sponsor and you may switch at RSB if you choose to do so.
  4. Yes good point.