Undergraduate bursaries, awards and scholarships

Undergraduate bursaries, awards and scholarships

There are many forms of financial support on offer for our prospective undergraduate 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.

Bursaries

Name Amount of bursary
RAU Bursary (Stream 1) £1,000 per year (up to a maximum of three years)
RAU Bursary (Stream 2) £3,500 per year (up to a maximum of three years)

Additional awards

The following additional awards are available for application for new undergraduate students starting their studies in 2023.

Students can only be awarded one additional award on top of the RAU Bursary (Stream 1) or RAU Bursary (Stream 2).

Once you have applied, we may give a different additional award compared to the one applied for, if the amount available to you would be greater and you meet the eligibility criteria for the higher award.

Name Amount of award Closing date Source of funding

Pilkington Farms Partnership Prize

Final year’s tuition fee, currently £9,250, offered as a fee-waiver

N/A Donation
RAU Ethnic Minority Excellence Scholarship £9,000 per year (up to a maximum of three years) 14 July 2023 RAU
RAU Sports Scholarships Up to £3,000 per year (up to a maximum of three years) 1 May 2023 RAU
Sir Emrys Jones Memorial Trust award

£1,500 per year

1 May 2023 Trust/Foundation
The Horlock Trust Scholarship £3,000 for one year 1 May 2023 Trust/Foundation
Walter Smith Award

£2,000 per year (up to a maximum of three years)

1 May 2023 Trust/Foundation
RAU MacRobert Forces Scholarship £1,000 for one year 1 May 2023 Trust/Foundation

External awards

Name Amount of award Closing date Source of funding
2022 Ashbridge Partners Summer Scholarship One available for £2,500 to current RAU students on any course 7 March 2022 Ashbridge Partners
Joe Henson MBE Bursary £1,000 per year for up to 3 years 14 September 2022 Three Counties Agricultural Society
Lycetts Summer Scholarship Two available for £2,500 to current second year RAU students on any course 7 March 2022

Lycetts

1st Formations Business Scholarship Up to 10 awards of £1,500 each 31 January 2023 1st Formations

Hardship funding

If you are in financial hardship you can apply for additional help from the hardship fund at any point throughout the duration of your course and irrespective of any other bursaries you have already been awarded. Please contact financial.support@rau.ac.uk for details and we'll be happy to advise.