Postgraduate Bursaries/scholarships

Postgraduate loans from Student Finance

New for 2016/17, the Government have introduced postgraduate loans for Home and European Union students, providing amounts of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards course and living costs.

The application process is now open. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at

Further information can be found here.

If you are joining Ravensbourne as a new postgraduate student in 2016/17, you may be eligible for additional support. Click on the links below for information on the scholarships/bursaries we have available, the eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

The Professor Baker scholarship

The Professor Robin Baker scholarship is a merit-based award which is open to applicants to Ravensbourne’s postgraduate programmes.

Professor Robin Baker was director of Ravensbourne from 1994 to 2015. In that time, he developed Ravensbourne’s pioneering strategic emphasis on the creative use of digital technology. Professor Baker‘s vision led to our relocation to our current building and transformation of Ravensbourne into the cutting edge and innovative specialist higher education institution we are today.

The purpose of the Professor Robin Baker scholarship is to:

  • Encourage national and international applicants for Ravensbourne’s postgraduate courses with the greatest academic potential and creative talent
  • Encourage excellent postgraduate work which demonstrates innovation and creativity in the use of technology
  • To provide access to Ravensbourne’s innovative postgraduate courses to those who might otherwise find it financially challenging

Normally, Ravensbourne will award either one full fee scholarship (up to £9000) or two part-time/half full time fee scholarships (up to £4500) annually depending on the range and calibre of applicants.


To be considered for the scholarship an applicant must be:

  • A Home or EU student who has applied for a place and been accepted on a full-time or part-time postgraduate course at Ravensboune between the 1 October and 1 June immediately prior to entry.


  • An international student who has applied for a place and been accepted on a full-time postgraduate course at Ravensbourne between the 1 October and 1 June immediately prior to entry.

Applicants should have confirmed acceptance of their place on the course in advance of applying for the scholarship or provide clear evidence of their intent to do so.

Application process

Eligible candidates seeking consideration for the scholarship must submit an application via email to Student Services by Friday 29 April 2016.

The application should take the form of a personal statement of no more than 300 words together with any additional evidence they may wish to supply (e.g. CVs, images, videos, hyperlinks, examples of creative work or academic references).

This statement should supplement rather than replicate the personal statement submitted during the application process for the course. It should set out:

  • Further detail about the nature of their anticipated research during the course and its creativity, originality and innovativeness in terms of the application of technology.
  • Further detail about how the applicant will benefit from the course and the additional support the applicant would gain from scholarship.

Any additional information that the applicant believes would assist the selection panel in evaluating their application.


Applications for the scholarship will be evaluated and ranked by a selection panel consisting of:

  • Head of Student Services (Chair)
  • Two members of the postgraduate academic staff
  • Head of International Development

Ranking will be on the basis of the evidence provided of the applicants’:

  • Previous, and current academic or professional performance and future potential.
  • Creativity and innovation in the application of technology
  • Benefit to be derived from the course and Scholarship

Award of scholarship

The successful applicant will be informed on 31 May 2016.

Postgraduate (Home/EU) scholarship

Students beginning a postgraduate course at Ravensbourne are encouraged to apply for a postgraduate scholarship. Applications are welcome from Home & EU students. Qualifying students will need to have been offered and accepted, a place to study a postgraduate course at Ravensbourne.

How do I apply?

Students should download and complete an application form and supporting statement demonstrating how this scholarship will positively contribute to their postgraduate progression. For more information, please contact Student Services.

How will the scholarship be awarded?

If you have been successful in obtaining a scholarship, Ravensbourne will communicate this to you. There are ten postgraduate (Home/EU) scholarships available worth £1,000 each, paid in two instalments of £500. 

Please note all applications must be emailed to by Friday 29 April 2016. Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates via email on 31 May 2016.

Postgraduate (International) scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at promoting postgraduate studies to students with the ability to make an exceptional contribution at Masters level. We invite applications from students with an outstanding portfolio, academic merit and dedication for high quality study in their chosen discipline area. We look for the articulation of how this scholarship will contribute to the applicant’s long-term career aims.

There are three scholarships available worth £1,500 each, paid in two instalments.


International students who:

  • require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
  • have received and accepted an offer at Ravensbourne
  • have a UK bank account.

How to apply

Students should download and complete an application form demonstrating how this scholarship will positively contribute to their postgraduate progression. All applications must contain links to an online portfolio or CD-ROM / DVD, submitted separately.  Candidates should also submit a 2 minute video about themselves, their academic history and why they would be the right choice for the scholarship. For more information, please contact Student Services.

All applications must be emailed to  by Friday 29 April 2016.  Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates via email on 31 May 2016.

Student Services Support Award

Ravensbourne is committed to providing assistance for their students in financial hardship. The Student Services Support Award is given to students who face an unexpected crisis that may jeopardise their ability to continue with study.


All Ravensbourne students

How to apply

Students will need to complete the on-line application form and a student budget planner. Depending on their circumstances, they may also be required to meet with the Financial Support Advisor to discuss additional forms of support.

There are also some external scholarships available to Ravensbourne Post Graduate students. Click on the links below for further information and how to apply.

Postgraduate Stationer’s bursary

Ravensbourne is very grateful to The Stationers' Company for this generous bursary support of postgraduate students. There are three awards available worth £3,000 each.


Applications are welcome from students resident in the UK who have been accepted to study a postgraduate programme focussed on the content and communications industries E.G. MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media. 

Please be advised that only students classified as, and, paying UK tuition fees will be considered.

How to apply

For more details of the criteria, application form and important dates, please visit the Stationer's Website

Application forms must be submitted to by Friday 27 May 2016. 

Ravensbourne panel of tutors will send its shortlisted applications by 6 June 2016. Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates in mid-July.

British Fashion Council MA scholarship

The BFC MA scholarship is awarded to a graduate from one of the BFC Colleges. The funding, which is from the British Fashion Council Education Foundation, is given to support graduates who have been offered a place on a UK MA fashion design course, and who, for financial reasons, would be unable to accept their place on the course without support.


UK students studying for a Masters in Fashion.

How to apply

For more details of the criteria, application information and important dates, click here.

Professional career development loans

These are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you're studying. - Benefits & credits

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

If you are starting a postgraduate course in the academic year 2016-17 you may be eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary. Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world. See their website for their terms and conditions as this bursary scheme has no relation to Ravensbourne. It is shown here as a service. Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

Chevening scholarship 

Over 1,800 dynamic future leaders from all over the world, and from all professional backgrounds, have arrived in the UK to start a life-changing year studying and discovering the UK as a Chevening Scholar. This time next year, this really could be you, and the first step to being awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship is to apply.

What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Available in over 160 countries and territories, the scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue one-year Master’s degrees in any subject and at any UK university.

Chevening Scholars have ambition and leadership potential, a strong academic background, and an excellent record of rising to prominent positions in their countries.

There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world, together forming an influential and highly regarded global network.


Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.

A full list of eligibility criteria is available on the Chevening website.

How to apply

Students should complete the on line application form  on the Chevening Website. 

Other funding opportunities for postgraduate study

For useful information on funding opportunities for postgraduate study visit: