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Bursaries & scholarships

Please find below details of our bursary offer for Undergraduate students commencing study at Ravensbourne in academic year 2018/19. This is subject to change.

Due to restricted funding and a large number of eligible students, our finance support is limited. It is designed to assist towards the costs of travel, meals and/or course equipment.

We therefore, strongly advise all prospective students to consider all the costs of study including accommodation, travel, equipment and food whilst undertaking their course and to have alternative means of funding such as part time work and/or savings.

Students may find the student calculator or the student budget planner useful tools to help figure out a realistic budget. Please click on the boxes below for information on the range of support we have available.

The Ravensbourne Bursary

The Ravensbourne Bursary for 2018/19 entrants is a cash award payment of £1,500, split over three years as follows:

  • Year 1: £500 paid January 2019 following successful completion of term 1.
  • Year 2: £500 paid January 2020 following successful completion of term 1
  • Year 3: £500 paid January 2021 following successful completion of term 1.


The Ravensbourne Bursary is available to all Home/UK undergraduate students, who:

  • Have a declared household income of £25,000 or less.
  • Are paying a tuition fee of £9,250 per year.

How to apply

Students do not need to apply as they will automatically be assessed for eligibility against our criteria when they apply for Student Finance with the Student Loans Company

When applying for Student Finance, students must ensure that they have enabled ‘consent to share’ details of household income. Failure to do so will result in them not be assessed for this bursary.

Internal Progression Award 18/19

The Internal Progression Award is a one-off cash payment of £500 paid at the end of January 2019.


This award is available to all new Home & EU/EEA Undergraduate students who have previously completed a Foundation Diploma at Ravensbourne in academic year 2017/18.

How to apply

Qualifying students are not required to apply for this Award, as payment will automatically be made following confirmation of attendance in Term 2 at the end of January 2019.

The Ravensbourne Laptop Scheme

How much is the bursary?

For the academic year 2018/19, a £300 bursary is available for undergraduate students who purchase a computer suitable for their course.  Students may purchase their computer through their normal supplier or through our partner, FreedomTech, who will offer the opportunity of paying in instalments.

Students can only make ONE claim for this bursary during their time as an Undergraduate student at Ravensbourne. Currently, students can claim this award during any point of their 3 year course. However, this could change in future years.

Further information about the scheme and details of how to order via FreedomTech can be found here.


  • All First Year Undergraduate Students who have a laptop that meets the minimum specification requirements for their course.

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 2018/19. Please be advised, in subsequent years this scheme may change. 

Students are entitled to an additional £200, payable in April 2019, if they

  • are a new entrant to an undergraduate course commencing September 2018
  • have a household income of £25,000 or under, as disclosed to Student Finance England.
  • have claimed the £300 laptop bursary
  • are a Home student paying the full tuition fee.

How to apply

Regardless of whether students choose to order through FreedomTech or purchase from 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 automatically assessed for the additional £200 payment and will be paid at the end April 2019.

What models are recommended?

The indicative models available, which vary depending on your course, are shown on our Intranet page. These are correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.

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.

This bursary is usually awarded as a payment in kind towards the costs of food, travel or course equipment. Depending on circumstances, a cash payment may be given.


  • All undergraduate students

How to apply

Students will need to complete the on line application form and provide copies of the following evidence to support your application:

  • Your Student Finance Statement 
  • Your tenancy agreement (if applicable)
  • Bank statements for past 3 months
  • A completed Student Budget Planner
  • Evidence of any benefits received

Depending on circumstances, students may be required to meet with the Finance Support Coordinator to discuss additional forms of support and money management.

The application process will open following enrolment in September 2018.

Undergraduate Care Leavers Bursary

This bursary provides financial support to students entering Higher Education direct from Local Authority Care. It is a lump sum payment of up to £1,000 payable in each academic year.


All Care Leavers  (Care leavers in receipt of a Ravensbourne Bursary can still receive the Care Leavers Bursary).

How to apply

Students should advise Student Finance England when applying for tuition fee and maintenance loans of their care leaver status.

Students will automatically be assessed for eligibility against our criteria when they apply for Student Finance with the Student Loans Company

When applying for Student Finance, students must ensure that they have enabled ‘consent to share’ details of household income. Failure to do so will result in them not be assessed for this bursary.

Estranged & Independent Student Support

If you are an estranged or independent student, we are able to offer you some additional support in the form of a lump sum payment of up to £1,000, payable in each academic year.


All estranged/independent students.

(Estranged students in receipt of a Ravensbourne Bursary can still receive estranged student support).

How to apply

Students should advise Student Finance England when applying for tuition fee and maintenance loans of their independent status.

Students will automatically be assessed for eligibility against our criteria when they apply for Student Finance with the Student Loans Company.  

When applying for Student Finance, students must ensure that they have enabled ‘consent to share’ details of household income. Failure to do so will result in them not be assessed for this bursary.

Carers Bursary

If you are a carer, there is likely to be a significant impact on your wellbeing as a result of your caring role.

Ravensbourne are able to offer you some additional support. 


Home/UK Undergraduates who can provide evidence of one of the following categories:

  • Working with a recognised Young Carer’s Organisation in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, or
  • Previously in receipt of Carer’s Benefits, or
  • Notification letter from family GP or Social Worker.        

How to apply

Students will need to complete the on-line application form, a Student Budget Planner and supply the necessary supporting evidence to Student Services Team.

Nuno Leite Memorial Award

The Nuno Leite Memorial Award is intended for Ravensbourne Level 3 Undergraduate Sound Design & Music & Sound Production Students. It will be awarded either:

  • for an outstanding piece of work that demonstrates great talent or
  • To a student that shows exceptional commitment, talent and passion throughout their studies on the Sound Design/Music & Sound Production degree.

This award is given in the form of course-related equipment.


Level 3 Undergraduate students studying Sound Design/Music & Sound Production.

How to apply

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

The Wingate Scholarships

The Wingate Scholarships were created from the generous donations of the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.

Ravensbourne is delighted to offer 3 scholarships of £2,000 per year to students enrolling on either BA (Hons) Digital Photography, BSc (Hons) Broadcast Technology or BA (Hons) Digital Film Production.

For more information, please see The Wingate Scholarships

Governors' Scholarships

These scholarships were created from the generous donations of Ravensbourne's governors.

Ravensbourne is delighted to offer 5 scholarships of £3,000 (spread over 3 years for undergraduate courses) enrolling on one of our new courses: BA (Hons) Illustration for Communication; BA (Hons) User-Experience and User Interface (UX/UI) Design; BA (Hons) Games Design; BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture; MArch Master of Architecture.

For more information, visit the Governors' Scholarships

The 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, we created financial awards for students applying to our Social Innovation and Broadcasting courses, with a total of one scholarship available for each of the following Undergraduate courses:


  • 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.


This scheme is only available to nationals of the following countries: Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Mauritius, Nepal, Colombia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam, United States of America.


Please contact the admissions department at international@rave.ac.uk

How to apply

The process for applying (and this 50% discount) is very simple. If you are interested, please email international@rave.ac.uk for more information as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Undergraduate Tier 4 (Non EU/EEA) International Scholarship - closed for 18/19

This scholarship encourages applications from Tier 4 international undergraduate applicants who demonstrate potential or proven ability to make an exceptional contribution to study at Ravensbourne.

We have four scholarships worth £1000 each available [1]. The Scholarship is paid in the first year of the course only.


  • Tier 4 international first year applicants holding a conditional offer on a full time undergraduate course at Ravensbourne.

Priority will be given to students with offers on the following undergraduate courses:

  • Games Design BA (Hons)
  • Illustration for Communication BA (Hons)
  • User-experience and User Interface (UX/UI) Design BA (Hons)
  • Urban Landscape Architecture BA (Hons)

Assessment Criteria

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 creativity, production quality, originality and the articulation of how this scholarship will contribute to the applicant’s long-term career aims.

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. Make your story short but powerful and an impactful demonstration of your creative talents.

For more information, please contact Student Services.

Application Process

All applications, portfolios and videos must be uploaded to our dropbox account

Application Deadline: 23:59 UK time on Sunday 1 July 2018. No applications will be considered after this date.

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel. The panel will consider your scholarship application together with your application for admission. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by 15 July 2018.

[1] Awarded at the discretion of Ravensbourne’s selection panel dependent on the calibre of applicants.

External Scholarships and Bursaries

There may also be external bursaries or scholarships available to undergraduate students. Below are examples of external scholarships Ravensbourne has been asked to promote to new students

CRL Scholarship Award

The CRL Scholarship Award offers 10 students £1,000 to support their studies each year. 

The award is open to students studying architecture, civil engineering and construction. 

Applicants should submit two references and a 1,000 word essay on the future of the construction industry.

For more information please visit the CRL Scholarship Award website

Helen Lansdown Resor Scholarship

The Helen Lansdown Resor Scholarship offers a $10,000 scholarship towards your education for five creative women each year.

The scholarship is open to any woman studying in a creative field with an interest in advertising and a least 12 months remaining in their course. 

In addition to the financial offering the scholarship programme includes an internship with J. Walter Thompson, one-to-one mentoring and first-look at a placement after graduation. 

Applicants will need to submit their application form, personal statement, letter of recommendation and 3 - 5 creative samples by Jun 14, 2018

For more detailed information visit the Helen Lansdown Resor Scholarship landing page.

Continuing into 2nd or 3rd Year?

If you are a continuing student, you need to re-apply for a student loan, maintenance loan and/or tuition fee loan.

You can re-apply online via the Direct.Gov website

You are strongly recommended to apply for your funding as quickly as possible to ensure your loan payments are processed in time for the start of term.

Additional support for Higher Education students with children or adult dependents

If you are a student in full-time Higher Education and you have children or adult dependants see the Directgov website to find out what is available. If you have dependent children, follow this link.  For students with adult dependants click here.

There is a full range of information about support available including:


Information for EU Students studying in UK

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