Scholarships for Tier 4 (non EU/EEA) students

Ravensbourne have a number of scholarships and awards available for our Tier 4 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. 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 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. 

Undergraduate Tier 4 (non EU/EEA) Scholarship

This scholarship encourages applications from Tier 4 (non EU/EEA) Undergraduate applicants who demonstrate potential or proven ability to make an exceptional contribution to study at Ravensbourne.

In addition to an outstanding portfolio, academic merit and commitment to high quality study, Ravensbourne will consider a two minute long video statement outlining how the scholarship will contribute to the applicant’s longterm academic and career goals.


International undergraduates in their First Year.

How to apply

Upload your completed application form, portfolio and video to our dropbox account The final deadline to apply is 23:59 UK time on May 31.

No applications will be considered after this date.

Applications will be assessed by a select panel and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by June 22. Scholarships will be awarded in the first year only. 

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.


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.


  • 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 Student Services by 31 May 2017.

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.


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 22 June 2017.

Postgraduate Tier 4 (Non EU/EEA) 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 during the first year of study.


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 should download and complete an application formdemonstrating 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.

Application process: All applications must be uploaded to our dropbox accountApplications will be assessed by a select panel and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by June 22 2017.

Deadline: 23:59 UK time on May 31 2017. No applications will be considered after this date.

Nuno Leite Memorial Award

The Nuno Leite Memorial Award is intended for Ravensbourne Level 3 Undergraduate Sound Design 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 degree.

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


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.

The Ravensbourne Laptop Scheme

For the academic year 2017/18, 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.

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 2017/18. Please be advised, in subsequent years this scheme may change. 

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 online 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 2018.

Internal Progression Award

The Internal Progression Award is a one-off cash payment of £500 paid at the end of January 2018.


This award is available to all new Undergraduate students who have previously completed a Foundation Diploma at Ravensbourne in academic year 2016/17.

How to apply

Qualifying students are not required to apply for this Award, as payment will automatically be made following confirmation of attendance on Term 2 at the end of January 2018.

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 and course equipment. Depending on circumstances, a maximum cash payment of £500 can additionally be given.


  • All Ravensbourne students

How to apply

Students will need to complete the online application form and Student Budget Planner. Depending on their circumstances, they may also be required to meet with the Financial Support Coordinator to discuss additional forms of support and money management.


External Scholarships

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.

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