Postgraduate bursaries, awards and scholarships

There are many forms of financial support on offer for our prospective postgraduate students. The funding opportunities below relate to the academic year 2023-2024.


Please note that before applying for a bursary or scholarship you must hold an offer to study at the RAU.



Value of award

Closing date
Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarship £5,000 22 July 2023
Geoffrey Cragghill Memorial Scholarship £2,000 22 July 2023

RAU Sports Scholarship

Up to £3,000

22 July 2023

Sir Emrys Jones Memorial Trust award


22 July 2023
RAU MacRobert Forces Scholarship £1,000 for one year 1 May 2023

External awards

Name Amount of award Closing date Source of funding
Marshal Papworth Scholarship Total of £21,875 (£11,875 course fees, £10,000 expenses) 24 February 2023 Marshal Papworth
NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award 2023 Up to 75% of course fees for postgraduate agricultural student 30 April 2023 NFU Mutual
1st Formations Business Scholarship Up to 10 awards of £1,500 each 31 January 2023 1st Formations
Lycetts Summer Scholarship Two available for £2,500 to current RAU students on any course 17 March 2023 Lycetts

Thinking of applying for a Postgraduate Master's Loan? Watch this video for some useful advice on how to go about it.