Next Generation Scholarship

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is delighted to offer two undergraduate scholarships to attract and reward the brightest applicants from under-represented minority ethnic communities.

About the scholarship      

  • The award for two full-time students. It is worth £6,000 per annum per student, for a maximum of three years
  • An additional amount will be available to cover trips and scholarship activities
  • Option for work experience and volunteering to be arranged for scholarship students
  • Part-time scholars will be awarded a pro rata percentage of the £9,000 divided between the numbers of years of study
  • Paid in three instalments each year in Autumn, Spring and Summer


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: 

  • Be a UK student from a minority ethnic community under-represented in the British agricultural, environmental, equine and land-based sectors
  • Be entering your first year of undergraduate study at RAU
  • Demonstrate passion for your subject area

An offer will be conditional on evidence of your academic excellence if predicted result are provided.

How do I apply?

Deadline for applications

All applications must be received by 12:00pm, 24 July 2024.

How will I know if I have been successful?

All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome, once a decision has been made and no later than mid-August 2024.

Criteria for continuation

  • All Scholarship payments are made in three termly instalments and will be made direct to a nominated bank account
  • Students in receipt of this award must pass each year of study at their first attempt
  • Failure to comply with the above will result in the removal of the award for subsequent years

Terms and conditions

Further to the criteria above:

  • Only one RAU-managed scholarship can be held at any one time
  • 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
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee is based on the information provided on the application form and in the supporting references. The decision of the Committee is final

Contact us

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