CATS Scholarships

up to 70% of the tuition fees

The competition is now closed. The winners were named on 2nd of August, 2016.
The details can be found below.

About the Contest

Cats Colleges and EXCEL are happy to announce a number of scholarships up to 70% available for students from Moldova to study on academic programmes (14+ years old) at one of the CATS Colleges: Cambridge, Canterbury or London. The Scholarships will be deducted from the tuition fees and are valid for September 2016 admission.

The Scholarship is offered for the following academic programmes:

GCSE – studying GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) over a two-year study plan provides a solid secondary education foundation before choosing the right study pathway onto university. Find out more here.

A Levels - the classic route to university in the UK, and recognised by many of the best universities around the world. It is designed for confident students who aspire to the most competitive degree courses at UK universities and beyond. Find out more here.

IB (International Bacсalaureate) - a two-year programme, designed for motivated, capable students who show an interest across a broad range of subjects. Find out more here.

Our educational philosophy is based on a vision, Shaping Global Leaders. This gives our students a competitive advantage as they apply to top universities and in their future career in the global environment.
Shaping. Creating the conditions for academic success.
Global. Join an international community linking up students from over 70 nations.
Leader. Presenting opportunities for students to take the lead in their school, in their communities and in life.

CATS Cambridge

With a brand new purpose-built state-of-the-art school, we are delighted to offer you some of the best learning facilities in the UK, with first-class welfare support and the highest academic standards.

Cambridge is a beautiful, friendly city steeped in history, renowned as a centre of learning for over 800 years.

We look forward to welcoming you to CATS Cambridge.

CATS Canterbury

CATS Canterbury is a friendly, lively and exciting international College where students develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Last year there were over 160 university visits at the college - an amazing record which includes almost all the Times Top 20 and key universities our students want to attend.

We are proud of the high levels of achievement and destinations of all our students.

CATS London

CATS London offers a unique opportunity to experience one of the world's most exciting cities. Our international community helps our students realise their goal of achieving a place at one of the UK's leading universities, and the chance to pursue their career of choice. Our students enjoy the rich academic experience, and also the unique cultural and social opportunity on offer at CATS - one of London's leading international colleges.

Application Process

Who can apply?

For GCSE (Canterbury, Cambridge):
Age limit: 14+
Academic requirements: 8 or 9 years of schooling completed with a good school report
Students with Intermediate level of English (IELTS 4.5 min.)
Genuinely interested and motivated to attend a GCSE programme

For A Levels (Canterbury, Cambridge, London):
Age limit: 16+
Academic requirements: 9 or 10 years of schooling completed with a good school report
Students with Intermediate level of English (IELTS 5.5 min.)
Genuinely interested and motivated to attend a A Levels programme

For IB – International Baccalaureate (Canterbury):
Age limit: 16+
Academic requirements: 9 or 10 years of schooling completed with a good school report
Students with Intermediate level of English (IELTS 5.5 min.)
Genuinely interested and motivated to attend a IB programme


We do NOT require a formal English language exam in order to be entered for the Scholarship selection, however the winning non EU (countries outside EU) candidates may be required to pass an IELTS test as per UK Border Agency requirements in case they are 18.
No. The Scholarship does not have any money value, is not trasferable to another person and comes as a discount to your tuition fees for academic programmes at ONE of CATS Colleges.
Unfortunatelly, no further financial support will be available for winning students, so plan your finances well in advance and discuss further financing/sponsoring options with your family or sponsor.
Yes. For all non EU winning candidates we will provide full VISA support. It should be noted however, that this does not cover the VISA fee itself for the UK.
At this stage, you are expected to register by filling in the registration form below until Midnight, July 24th, 2016.
You will receive a confirmation of registration by email.
At this stage, we invite all registered candidates to take 2 selection tests as detailed below:

Mathematics test
Date: 26th of July
Time: 10.00-11.15 (75 minutes)
Test type: Multiple choice
You can use calculator, pencil and raiser. You are not allowed to use mobile phone calculators!

English test
Date: 26th of July
Time: 11.30-12.45 (75 minutes)
Test type: Multiple choice and essay
You are not allowed to use any dictionaries!
Location: EXCEL Office (45 Pushkin St, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

The Scholarship Awarding Committee has announced the Competition results. The winners are:

Maria Magdalina Teaca - 50% scholarship
Elena Sirbu - 50% scholarship
Angela Cocirla - 50% scholarship
Andreea Leca - 30% scholarship (CATS Cambridge)
Mihaela Arabadji - 20% scholarship (CATS Canterbury)

To accept or reject your scholarship offer, you should contact us either by email or by phone 022224059 by 10th of August. In case we don’t hear from you till the indicated deadline, your scholarship offer will be cancelled.

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