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 2024-2025.

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
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2024 Tuition fees and living expenses 14 December 2023
Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarship £5,000 12:00pm, 24 July 2024

RAU Sports Scholarships

Up to £4,000

12:00pm, 24 July 2024

Sir Emrys Jones Memorial Trust award


12:00pm, 24 July 2024
RAU MacRobert Forces Scholarship £1,000 for one year 12:00pm, 24 July 2024
SAFS African Research Grant To be confirmed April 2024

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) 19 February 2024 Marshal Papworth
NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Centenary Award 2024 Up to 75% of course fees for postgraduate agricultural student. Open to UK and international students 30 June 2024 NFU Mutual
1st Formations Business Scholarship Up to five awards of £500 each 31 January 2025 1st Formations

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