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 2021-2022.

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


Value of award

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship£500 discount off postgraduate course fees
Clyde Higgs Postgraduate Scholarship£5,000
Commonwealth PhD ScholarshipsVariable
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipTuition fees + living expenses
FE Turner Award


Geoffrey Cragghill Memorial Scholarship£2,000 + £500 expenses
GREAT Scholarships (2021)Up to £10,000 for one year
GREAT – RAU Scholarships for a Sustainable Future (2021)Up to £10,000 for one year

RAU Cirencester Scholarship

Up to £3,000 per year cash payment (maximum of three years)

RAU Outstanding Achievers Scholarship

Up to £2,000

RAU Sports Scholarship

Up to £3,000

Sir Emrys Jones Memorial Trust award


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