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Ravensbourne University London is committed to supporting our students who find themselves in financial hardship that may jeopardise their ability to continue with study.
Please be advised that although we do have some bursaries available to students who are not eligible for funding from the UK Government, the majority are designed to work alongside the funding offered by Student Finance England*. Therefore, if a student chooses not to apply for a maintenance loan or only takes some of what is available to them, we will not be able to support them further.
*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 us not being able to assess them for our bursaries.
Ravensbourne bursaries are subject to change.
Please see below for the bursary offer for 2021/22 academic year. The links to the online application forms will go live in September following enrolment. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact [email protected]
Ravensbourne has partnered with the largest, specialist higher education retailer in the UK to offer the Ravensbourne Aspire scheme.
The Ravensbourne Aspire scheme is available to new full time undergraduate students enrolling for the first time in Autumn 2021-22.
All new undergraduate students will receive:
Recommended laptops for your course
Students will not have to apply for the scheme, they will be emailed with details of how to activate their account within 4 weeks of enrolment. If students already own an appropriate laptop, they can apply the Aspire scheme credit to other course equipment on the online shop such as tablets and digital equipment or design materials.
Student or parents will be able to top up the funds on the card during the year.
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Students with a household income of £25,000 or less, as declared to Student Finance England, will receive an additional £400 on their Aspire Card within 4 weeks of enrolment. This funding will be automatically added to student’s Aspire Accounts.
The Ravensbourne bursary is a cash award of £500 paid paid at the end of January 2022.
The Ravensbourne bursary is available to home/UK undergraduate students, who:
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.
The internal progression award is a one-off amount of £500 paid at the end of January of the student's first year on their undergraduate course.
This award is available to all new undergraduate students who have progressed directly from a Foundation Diploma or Access to HE Course at Ravensbourne in the previous academic year.
Qualifying students are not required to apply for this award. Payment will automatically be arranged following confirmation of attendance on Term 2 at the end of January in Year 1 of the undergraduate course.
This bursary provides financial support to students entering higher education direct from Local Authority Care. It is a lump sum payment payable in each academic year.
All care leavers undertaking an undergraduate course at Ravensbourne.
(Care leavers in receipt of a Ravensbourne Bursary can still receive the Care Leavers Bursary).
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.
As part of our StandAlone Pledge, Ravensbourne has additional financial support available for our irreconcilably estranged students in the form of a lump sum payment, payable in each academic year.
Home students in receipt of Student Finance who are irreconcilably estranged from their parents.
(Estranged students in receipt of a Ravensbourne Bursary can still receive estranged student support).
Students will need to complete the on-line application form and supply the following supporting evidence:
All evidence should be sent to Student Services
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 undergraduates who can provide evidence of one of the following categories:
Students should contact Student Services providing evidence listed above. Applications will need to be made for each year of study.
The Amazon Future Engineers bursary aims to diversify the STEM industry, supporting students from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.
The two recipients of the Amazon bursary will receive £10,500 split evenly across the three academic years. Students will be awarded £3,500 per year, paid annually following confirmation of attendance in Term 2.
As well as financial assistance, the successful applicants will be appointed a dedicated Amazon mentor. The mentorship is an invaluable opportunity to receive career guidance and support.
You can access 'frequently asked questions' here.
To be eligible for the bursary, you must:
How to apply
Eligible students have been emailed the application form. If you think you may be eligible and haven't been contacted, please let Student Services know.
Applications close on Friday 31st July 2021 at 11.59pm. DEADLINE EXTENDED to 31st OCTOBER 2021
Please note that for the following bursaries, in addition to the evidence requested, Ravensbourne may check attendance, academic progress and engagement as part of our assessment process.
Financial support towards accommodation costs based on individual needs’ assessment.
Students should contact the Student Services Team directly if they find themselves homeless or in crisis.
The student opportunity fund provides additional support to home undergraduate students who are facing unforeseen financial difficulties. Awards are made based on individual needs’ assessment.
This award is income assessed and students will need to provide supporting documentation in order to be considered.
Student opportunity funding is available to undergraduate students, who:
Students are asked to complete the on-line application form and supply copies of the following evidence:
All evidence should be sent to [email protected]
Ravensbourne is committed to providing assistance to our students who find themselves 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 cost of food, travel and course equipment. Depending on circumstances, a cash payment can additionally be given.
Depending on individual circumstances, students may also be required to meet with the Financial Support Coordinator to discuss additional forms of support and money management.
This bursary is aimed at mature learners and those joining an undergraduate degree course at Ravensbourne direct from an access to higher education course.
Eligible students will receive funding towards the costs of sustenance, travel and course equipment. If requested, funding can be added to the student’s Aspire account to help towards the cost of a laptop.
Students over the age of 25 on the first day of course, who completed an Access to Higher Education Course in 2019/20 academic year.
Designed to assist disadvantaged students to complete their vision for a final major project or degree show exhibition. This is a significant cash award to make it possible for students from low income families to compete in a final showcase with students with considerable resources to invest.
Level 3 undergraduate students with a household income of £25,000 or less, as declared to SFE and/or are:
Eligible students will be invited to apply during their 3rd year.
This award is to assist students from low income backgrounds access industry by offering support for travel and subsistence costs whilst undertaking work placements and internships.
We aim to offer students who qualify for the award funding support for each week of their placement/internship, for up to four weeks.
Any undergraduate student, with a household income of £25,000 or less as declared to SFE and/or are:
And have been offered an unpaid or below minimum wage work placement/internship.
Students will need to complete an on-line application form and supply the following supporting evidence:
Student should contact [email protected] for more information about this award.
Ravensbourne will reimburse students in receipt of DSA equipment allocation the £200 they are required to pay to access their support.
Students in receipt of DSA equipment allocation and eligible for student opportunity funding.
Once DSA is confirmed, students should complete the online application form and supply a copy of the receipt of payment.
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