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.

2024-2025 scholarships and bursaries will open for application from February 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
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2024 Tuition fees and living expenses 14 December 2023
Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarship £5,000 25 August 2023
Geoffrey Cragghill Memorial Scholarship £2,000 25 August 2023

RAU Sports Scholarship

Up to £3,000

25 August 2023

Sir Emrys Jones Memorial Trust award


25 August 2023
RAU MacRobert Forces Scholarship £1,000 for one year 25 August 2023
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) 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.