International Students Scholarships

Ravensbourne have a number of Scholarships available for our International Students. Please note that the international scholarships are only open to students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa in order to study in the UK.


1. Professor Robin 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 feescholarships (up to £4500) annually depending on the range and calibre of applicants.

Eligibility

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.

Or,

  • 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).

Candidates should also submit a 2 minute video about themselves, their academic history and why they would be the right choice for the scholarship.

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.

Selection

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.

2. 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.

Eligibility

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 will need to 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 studentservices@rave.ac.uk by Friday 29 April 2016. Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates via email on 31 May 2016.

3. 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.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

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.

4. International Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is for international students who demonstrate potential or proven ability to make an exceptional contribution to study at Ravensbourne. In addition to an outstanding portfolio, academic merit and a commitment to high quality study, Ravensbourne will consider a supporting statement outlining how the scholarship will contribute to the applicant’s long-term academic and career goals. 

There are three scholarships of £1,500 available. This scholarship will be paid in two instalments in Oct 2016 and Jan 2017.

Eligibility

International Undergraduates – First Year only.

How to apply

Students should complete an application form  and return to the Student Services Team. Candidates should also submit a 2 minute video about themselves, their academic history and why they would be the right choice for the scholarship. The final deadline to apply is 1 June 2016 at 5pm UK time. No applications will be considered after this date.  

Applications will be assessed by a panel and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by 17 June 2016.

5. Nuno Leite Award

"Nuno Leite was a wonderful and talented young man with a magnificently contagious love of life and of all things relating to sound and audio. He began the BA (Hons) Sound Design in 2011 at Ravensbourne and was a hard working and high achieving student who continued to realise his passion for learning even through much of his illness. Nuno is dearly missed by all of us who knew him, but we will never forget his determination, love and friendship to all of those around him." John Brough-Tutor

In his memory, Ravensbourne have created The Nuno Leite Sound Design Award, which will honour Ravensbourne Level 3 Sound Design students and their work. It will be awarded for either an outstanding piece of work that demonstrates great talent or be awarded to a student that shows commitment, talent and passion throughout their studies on the Sound Design course. This award is given in the form of course related equipment.

Eligibility

Level 3 Undergraduate students studying Sound Design.

How to apply

Course Tutors will nominate students for this award based on merit and/or academic potential.

6. Industry Placement Award

The Industry Placement Award is a grant for students who work on an unpaid industry specific placement (s) or internship (s) for a total of 4 weeks over the summer break. There are ten awards of a one-off payment of £500 available. The application process opens in April 2016 and payment will be paid in June 2016 to cover the costs associated with the placement.

Eligibility

All undergraduate and postgraduate students who work on an unpaid industry specific placement (s) or internship (s) for a total of 4 weeks over the summer break

How to apply

Students will need to complete an application form providing details of the placement and write a supporting statement in order to be successful.  Application forms can be collected from the Information Desk on Level 4 or downloaded here.  All applications must be submitted to industryopportunity@rave.ac.uk by 31 May 2016.

7. Internal Progression Award

The Internal Progression Award is a one-off cash payment award of £500 paid in January 2017. It is not means-tested and qualifying students will still be eligible for a Ravensbourne Bursary.

Eligibility

This award is available to all new undergraduate students who have previously completed a Foundation Diploma at Ravensbourne in academic year 2015/16.

How to apply

Qualifying students are not required to apply for this Award, as payment will automatically be paid on successful completion of Term 1.

8. Laptop Fund

This award is a one-off £300 discount against the price of a laptop purchased through Ravensbourne. Students will be able to pay the remainder on purchase or through three termly instalments. (The instalment option is available until 30 November 2016 and orders must be placed by 31 January 2017 to qualify for the £300 discount).

Eligibility

The laptop Scheme is aimed at all first year undergraduate students starting a course in academic year 2016/17 and paying the full tuition fee of £9,000.  However, 2nd and 3rd year students may still apply if they have not previously already benefitted from this scheme.

How to apply

Full details of how to place an order can be found on the Ravensbourne IntranetStudents in receipt of the maximum level of Maintenance Loan from the Student Loans Company are also entitled to receive a further £200, payable at the end of April 2017. 

9. 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.

Eligibility

All international students.

How to apply

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

10. International Student Mobility Scheme

The International Student Mobility Scheme was launched in 2015 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Ravensbourne’s relocation to the Greenwich Peninsula. To commemorate the anniversary, five awards were created - across five subjects - for students applying to our Social Innovation and Broadcasting courses.

There are five scholarships available for each of the following courses:

Postgraduate:

  • MDes Social Innovation

Undergraduate:

  • Broadcast Audio Technology

  • Broadcast Computing

  • Broadcast Systems Technology

  • Outside Broadcast Technology

These specific courses were chosen to acknowledge the increasing wealth of digital content being generated in developing countries around the world - new technology which is driving social change, accelerating development and creating wealth in emerging economies. Ravensbourne recognises this and wants to give these innovators the opportunity to take their skills to the next level.

Furthermore, 2015 was a year of great achievements for our Innovation and Broadcast alumni, so what better way to give back.

The Award

50% of tuition fees.

Eligibility

Please note, this scheme is only available to nationals of the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

How to apply

Please send us a two minute video about yourself, your life, your academic history and why you’d like to study at Ravensbourne. Submit this along with your complete application via the online international admissions portal.

The application deadline for each scholarship is Wednesday 1 June 2016.