Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries and Fee Waivers
The Royal Agricultural University has a wide range of funding opportunities and below is listed the full range of support. Only one Royal Agricultural University managed scholarship can be held at one time*, and these funding opportunities should be applied for once a firm offer at the RAU has been accepted.
*All Royal Agricultural College/Royal Agricultural University alumni who are accepted for postgraduate study at the RAU are eligible for a 20% reduction in tuition fees. Additionally, Alumni may also be eligible for other funding in the form of scholarships, bursaries and awards. The 20% reduction in tuition fees will be applied after any other scholarships or funding, where relevant, have been applied. The 20% reduction in fees is available to visiting students who have completed a minimum of one term of studies at the RAU campus.
You can also contact our Admissions team on 01285 652531, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that these are not available for students on the One-Year Farming Course.
An overview of scholarships available for prospective RAU students.
Outside Trust Awards
Information on funding and awards from outside Trusts.
Details of Hardship Awards for both UK/EU students and International Students.
Academic Excellence Scholarships
Available to RAU undergraduate students who achieve at least AAB grades at A-Level (or equivalent).
RAU National Scholarship Programme and Means Tested Support
Details on the National Scholarship Programme and our wide range of Means Tested Support.
Principal's Overseas Awards
Available to new undergraduate and postgraduate overseas students from India, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Turkey.
Maintenance Loans and Grants
Alongside the awards and scholarships offered by the RAU, there is financial support available from the Government to help students cover the costs of living and studying.
All new undergraduate students will be entitled to a £100 voucher towards the value of a bicycle and accessories, books or computer equipment. We also offer vouchers from a total fund of £65,000 per annum to students so they can participate on skills-based courses at our Rural Skills Centre and Food Training Kitchen to enhance their employability at the end of their programme. Individual vouchers are valued at up to £200 each and all new undergraduate students are entitled to one voucher each. Any remaining vouchers will be allocated on a first come first served basis later in the year.