Ravensbourne

Undergraduate funding

Bursaries & scholarships

Please find below details of our bursary offer for Undergraduate students commencing study at Ravensbourne in academic year 2017/18. 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 is a cash award payment of £1,500, split over three years as follows:

  • Year 1: £500 paid January 2018 following successful completion of term 1.
  • Year 2: £500 paid January 2019 following successful completion of term 1
  • Year 3: £500 paid January 2020 following successful completion of term 1.

Eligibility

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

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

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.

Tier 4 (non EU/EEA) Undergraduate 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 long term academic and career goals.

Eligibility

Tier 4 (non EU/EEA) undergraduates in their First Year.

How to apply

Upload your completed application form, portfolio and video to our dropbox account.

Applications will be assessed by a select panel and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by June 22.

Important note:

  • Scholarships will be awarded in the first year only. 
  • The final deadline to apply is 23:59 UK time on May 31.
  • No applications will be considered after this date.

Internal Progression Award

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

Eligibility

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 in Term 2 at the end of January 2018.

The Ravensbourne Laptop Scheme

How much is the bursary?

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. 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.

Eligibility

  • All First Year Undergraduate Students.

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. 

Students are entitled to an additional £200, payable in April 2018, if they

  • are a new entrant to an undergraduate course commencing September 2017
  • 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 2018.

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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

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.

Eligibility

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.

Eligibility

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. 

Eligibility 

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 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.

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.

Erasmus+ Support Award

Working or studying abroad can be positively life changing and can give you a valuable experience that goes well beyond grades. Choosing to take part can be challenging.

Ravensbourne have 5 awards of £1000 available to go towards the cost of studying abroad. The awards are not income based and will be issued to those students we feel will most benefit from this extra support.

Eligibility

Undergraduates who are successful applicants on the Erasmus+ programme 2017/18.

How to apply

Students will need to complete an application form and personal statement explaining how this award will benefit them in supporting their studies and future career.  Students will also be required to complete an Erasmus+ Budget Planner to support their application.

All applications must be submitted to studentservices@rave.ac.uk by 30 June 2017. Students will be notified by email by the end of July 2017 as to whether they have been successful.


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:

Notices

Note to EU students 

On 11 October 2016, the UK government announced the following developments regarding current EU students within the English higher and further education system, and those wishing to study in 2017/2018 at a higher and further education institution in England.

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