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.


NameAmount 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.

NameAmount of awardClosing dateSource of funding

Pilkington Farms Partnership Prize

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

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

£1,500 per year

1 May 2023Trust/Foundation
The Horlock Trust Scholarship£3,000 for one year1 May 2023Trust/Foundation
Walter Smith Award

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

1 May 2023Trust/Foundation
RAU MacRobert Forces Scholarship

£1,000 for one year

1 May 2023Trust/Foundation

External awards

NameAmount of awardClosing dateSource of funding
2022 Ashbridge Partners Summer ScholarshipOne available for £2,500 to current RAU students on any course7 March 2022Ashbridge Partners
Joe Henson MBE Bursary£1,000 per year for up to 3 years14 September 2022Three Counties Agricultural Society
Lycetts Summer ScholarshipTwo available for £2,500 to current second year RAU students on any course7 March 2022


1st Formations Business ScholarshipUp to 10 awards of £1,500 each31 January 20231st 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.