For the academic year 2016/17, a £300 bursary is available for undergraduate students who purchase a computer suitable for their course.
Students can only make ONE claim for this bursary during their time as an Undergraduate student at Ravensbourne. This can be made at any point during their studies here.
Students may purchase their computer through their normal supplier or through our partner, FreedomTech which will enable the opportunity of paying in instalments.
Further information about the scheme and details of how to order via FreedomTech can be found here.
Students who wish to make a claim for this bursary, must make their claim between enrolment and before the end of the taught elements of their course, prior to formal graduation.
The £300 bursary amount applies only for the academic year of 2016/17. In subsequent years, this amount may change.
Students are entitled to an additional £200, payable in April 2017, if they
- are a new entrant to an undergraduate course commencing September 2016
- have claimed the £300 laptop bursary
- are a Home/EU student paying the full tuition fee
- have been awarded the maximum maintenance loan from the Student Loans Company.
How to apply
Regardless of whether students choose to order through Ravensbourne (FreedomTech) or purchase through a different provider, they will need to claim their £300 bursary payment by completing the on line application form following enrolment at Ravensbourne.
Eligible students will be asked to apply for the additional £200 payment in December 2016, this will be paid in March 2017.
What models are recommended?
The indicative models available, which vary depending on course, can be found here. These are correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.
Foundation & Postgraduate Students
Foundation and Postgraduate students are able to purchase a laptop through Ravensbourne's partner, FreedomTech. However, they are NOT eligible to apply for the Ravensbourne Laptop Bursary Scheme. Therefore, we advise students to consider alternative options for purchase or whether they require a high specification laptop for their course. For further advice, we recommend students contact their tutor.