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Information on the scholarships available, eligibility criteria and how to apply

The 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 or two part-time/half full time fee scholarships annually depending on the range and calibre of applicants.

Eligibility
To be considered for the scholarship an applicant must be:

  • a Home, EU or EEA student who has applied for a place and been accepted on a full-time or part-time postgraduate course at Ravensbourne 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.

How to apply
Eligible candidates seeking consideration for the scholarship must submit an application via email to admissions@rave.ac.uk by Monday 27 April 2020.

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.

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

  • Head of Student Services (Chair),
  • Postgraduate Academic Staff
  • Head of Admissions
  • Head of Student Recruitment

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 Monday 11 May 2020.

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 & EEA students. Qualifying students will need to have been offered and accepted, a place to study a postgraduate course at Ravensbourne.

There are four postgraduate (Home/EU/EEA) scholarships available worth £1,000 each, paid in two instalments of £500 during the first year of study.

Eligibility
Home/EU/EEA students who:

    • 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 admissions@rave.ac.uk.


Application process: Open now for 2020/21. All applications must be submitted to admissions@rave.ac.uk. Applications will be assessed by a select panel and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by email on Monday 11 May 2020.

Deadline: 23:59 UK time on Monday 27 April 2020 . No applications will be considered after this date.

Postgraduate Tier 4 (Non EU/EEA) 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 five scholarships available worth up to £2,500 each, paid in two instalments during the first year of study.

Eligibility
Students who:

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

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 admissions@rave.ac.uk.

Application process: All applications must be uploaded to our dropbox account. Applications will be assessed by a select panel and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by 18 June 2019.

Deadline: 23:59 UK time on Monday 27 April 2020. No applications will be considered after this date.

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.

Eligibility
All postgraduate students

How to apply
Students will need to complete the online application form and provide copies of the following evidence to support your application:

    • Your tenancy agreement (if applicable)
    • Bank statements for past 3 months
  • 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.

Final Major Project Award
This fund is available to students to help with the costs associated with Final Major Projects and the Degree Show.

Eligibility
Postgraduate students

How to apply
Students will need to complete an online application form which includes a personal statement explaining how this award will benefit them.

The application process opens at the beginning of March and will be advertised to students accordingly.

External Funding:

Postgraduate Loans from Student Finance England
In 2016/17, the Government 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 gov.uk. For further information please see the Postgraduate Loans leaflet

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.

Eligibility
Applications are welcome from students resident in the UK who have been accepted to study a postgraduate program focused on the Content and Communications Industries eg MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media.

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

How to apply
The application deadline for 2016/17 is  Friday, 27th May 2016. For more details of the criteria, application form and important dates, please visit The Stationer's Company.

The 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.

Eligibility
UK students studying for a Masters in Fashion.

How to apply
For more details of the criteria, application information and important dates please contact Student Services.

Chevening Scholarship for 2019/20
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.

We are looking for ambitious and academically strong professionals who have displayed leadership potential. If this is you, then start your Chevening application.

Please visit Chevening.org for more information about this scholarship and how to apply.

Postgraduate 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. If you are interested please visit Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries.

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. Please visit Gov.uk (Benefits & credits) for more information.

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