RAU Equine Travel Bursary 2018
The Royal Agricultural University is delighted to announce the launch of a new travel bursary for students joining the BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management degree in 2018.
About the bursary
Students may be eligible for our RAU Equine Travel Bursary to assist with the cost (excluding subsistence) of the two compulsory study tours on the BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management degree.
The RAU is offering 10 travel bursaries, each to the value of £3,500, to cover all travel and accommodation costs.
Recipients of this bursary will receive 50% of the study tour costs in year two and 50% in year three to fully cover the study tour charges that would be imposed. This equates to £1,750 in year two and year three.
Students awarded the RAU Equine Travel Bursary may apply for an additional award.
To be eligible for this bursary, you must:
- Be a UK student and entering the first year of undergraduate study on the BSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management degree.
- Accept an offer onto this programme as your firm choice with UCAS by the 31 May 2018. Bursary applications after this date will be considered, subject to remaining funds.
- Be entitled to funding for fees and living costs from Student Finance England and have taken out the full loan for 2018/2019.
- Have a household income of £42,620 or less, as assessed by Student Finance England.
Priority will be given to those who meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:
- Minority ethnic background
- Looked after child
- Young carer
- RAU target school
- Low participation neighbourhood (both urban and rural)
- First generation in higher education
- Participation in RAU aspiration raising activity (i.e. summer school or enrichment day)
How do I apply?
This bursary is now closed for applications
How will I know if my application has been successful?
All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome, whether successful or unsuccessful, once a decision has been made and no later than the 31 August 2018.
If you receive the RAU Equine Travel Bursary in your second year, you are guaranteed to receive it in the third year of your course.
Terms and conditions
- We automatically assess your entitlement for the awards based on information about your household income provided by the relevant Student Finance body. However, we can only do this if you consent to share your financial details when you complete your application with Student Finance England.
- The bursary will be used against the study tour charges on your student account.
- Only students on the specified course are entitled to the bursary, it is not transferable to any other course.
- In the event of a student having to withdraw and no longer able to attend the study tours then the bursary will be removed
- Students who fail and are required to repeat a year will only be entitled to one bursary for year 2 and one for year 3, no additional bursary will be awarded for a repeated year.
- Students who are ineligible for such support in year one will remain ineligible, even if your household income drops below the qualifying threshold.
- Part-time students studying on a 50% equivalent basis will be entitled to the award on the same basis as the study tour charges are due providing they continue to meet the criteria listed above.
The RAU endeavours to ensure that this information is correct. However, the RAU accepts no legal liability for errors or omissions and reserves the right to make changes without notice
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