Financial support from the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation

The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation can contribute towards funding young people in need, both during their education and in obtaining a professional career-entry qualification.

What is The Royal Merchant Navy?

The Merchant Navy is the maritime register of the United Kingdom and if formed of the seagoing commercial interests of UK-registered ships and their crews. Navy vessels are regulated by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and fly the Red Ensign. See to find out more about the foundation.

Fun Fact: King George V bestowed the title “Merchant Navy” on the British merchant shipping fleets following their service in the First World War.

Who is it for?

To be eligible for consideration, the young people must be in financial need and with British nationality, plus have one parent who has served at sea in any capacity in the Merchant Navy, or as a professional fisherman or in the RNLI.

Applying for the Superyacht Cadetship? We might be able to help.

In particular, the foundation’s support may be available to those applying for UKSA’s flagship Superyacht Cadetship course, for those training in phases 3 and 5 as well as the Foundation Degree element.

This support is available to those who have been unable to obtain funding elsewhere for their Cadetship as much as to those who have been partly successful.

How to Apply

Applicants should first speak to course advisors at UKSA before applying to the Foundation.

Your course advisor will be able to assess your eligibility, advise you on how much you might be able to get funding for and support you with your funding applications. Please call 01983 203038 or email [email protected]