Below are the possible funding options available to you when studying at The Royal Veterinary College.

By selecting the options below we will filter the possible funding options available to you. 

If your country of residence is outside the UK, you may have additional funding support available, please check your local government website.

Take a look at how to determine your fee status.

EU/EEA and Swiss national students who have started an eligible course in the 2021/22 academic year or earlier academic years remain eligible to pay the “home” rate of tuition fees and claim any financial support for which they are currently eligible for the duration of that course.  

EU/EEA and Swiss national students starting studies in the 2021/22 academic year or later academic years may no longer be eligible to pay the “home” rate of tuition fees and claim any financial support for their studies - but this depends on your personal circumstances (including immigration status and residence history in the UK) and UK government rules which are currently being developed. For further information on this emerging situation, please visit UK Council for International Affairs Brexit pages.   Last modified: 05 November 2020

Loans and Grants - 2022/23 Government Financial Support for Undergraduate UK and EU Students

Please note: SLC issues guidance for prospective students and answers common questions related to the COVID-19 outbreakIncluding information for part-time undergraduate and postgraduate Master’s students. 

Alongside the bursaries and scholarships offered by the RVC, there is financial support available from the Government to help cover the costs of living and studying. Financial support is available for students from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other EU countries.

Financial support is made up of four main elements

  • Fee Loan
  • Maintenance Loan
  • Maintenance Grant - this is only available to full-time UK undergraduate students who commenced their studies on or before 2015/16 academic year.

For further details visit;

NB: UK students considering studying on the BVetMed Graduate Accelerated or the BVetMed as a second degree are entitled to a variable means tested living cost loan and RVC bursary. However they are not eligible for tuition fee loans so please consider how you will pay the tuition fees for each year before enrolling. For more info see money-matters.  

RVC Bursary for Home Undergraduate Students

RVC Bursaries are customary to assist students from lower income households with the cost of undergraduate study.

USA Student Loans

The RVC participates in the Direct Loan Program in which federal financial assistance is made available from the US Department of Education to US students studying at the RVC. The purpose of this page is to inform you about the process of applying for financial assistance.

The RVC College will originate Direct Stafford loans and Direct Graduate and Parent PLUS loans and full-time students from the USA who are attending at the RVC are normally eligible for funding. The RVC also participates in the VA Educational Benefits programme.

RVC Scholarship for Biological Sciences 2022/23

For September 2022 entry, RVC will be offering one BSc scholarship per cohort and can be offered to a home or overseas student entering our Biological Sciences programme.

This scholarship is to the value of £5,680 p.a. and is based on your performance during the admissions process (taking into account your previous academic performance and your application as a whole).You will be informed if any additional paperwork needs to be submitted. 

RVC International Scholarships for BVetMed 2022/23

RVC offers one Merit full fee waiver scholarship awarded to one high quality international student entering our BVetMed programme.

This scholarship is based on your performance during the admissions process (taking into account your interview scores, previous academic performance and Grade Point Average and your application as a whole).

Decisions will be made once our International admissions process has been completed, and all of our offers have been made. You will be informed if any additional paperwork needs to be submitted.

Postgraduate Master's Loan

Postgraduate Master's Loan is funding to help with course and living costs whilst studying a postgraduate Master’s level course. The loan is seen as a contribution to the costs of postgraduate study, and is paid directly to the students, so you can spend it as you wish – tuition fees, accommodation, course books, and living expenses.

Further Information

Bursary for Postgraduate Taught Courses

RVC bursary for outstanding home and international students undertaking a Masters in 2022/23.   

The RVC postgraduate bursary will be offering a discretionary amount, typically of £5,000 upwards per recipient, to select outstanding home and international students undertaking a Masters in 2022/23. These will be allocated on a highly competitive basis to students applying for a full-time place.

Bursaries will be allocated in or by July 2022 at the discretion of the Scholarship Allocation Board. All students who have applied by the course deadline or 5 June 2022 (whichever is soonest) and have been offered a full-time place will be considered. Priority will be given to those who have met the English language requirements, or shown evidence of their exam booking, by 5 June 2022.

Other Sources of Financial Information for Postgraduate Taught Courses

Other sources of financial information for postgraduate taught courses:

  1. Contact your local ministry of education/education department. They may provide a scholarship scheme that supports study in the UK.
  2.  Visit the British Council. They will be able to advise you on British scholarship schemes and provide other information about studying in the UK.
  3. The UK government and other UK and EU organisations offer a number of scholarships to enable international students to study in the UK.

Doctoral Loan 2021/22

How much? Up to £27,265

UK and EU Students starting a doctoral degree in 2021/22 may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan through Student Finance England.

Fees Bursary for PhD applicants from non UK/EU countries

Competitive bursary for overseas applicants

If you are successful in applying for a PhD studentship in an area of strategic importance to us then you can apply for a bursary of £5,000 per annum. These are competitive bursaries and candidates will be selected using information supplied in their application form, curriculum vitae and at an interview, which can be held by telephone or video conference link for overseas students.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (DFID)

This scholarship is only available to students from Member countries of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (DFID)

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the academic year 2022/2023 are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by June 2022.

For more info please see your course page e.g. link

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

This scholarship is only available to students from Member countries of the Commonwealth.

Applications for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for the academic year 2022/23 are now closed

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-masters-scholarships/

Fulbright scholarship

Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship

Study abroad scholarship worth €5000. This scholarship is open to students from any country who are planning to study a Master's degree at a European university in the autumn 2022.

Canadian Student Loans

The Royal Veterinary College is not involved in processing your application for a loan, however we can confirm your student status; please direct your queries to the Financialaidoffice@rvc.ac.uk

For an overview of the financial aid process for Canadian students, please visit the Campus Access website

Students should apply through their provincial student assistance office or website. When you apply for a loan, you are considered for funding by both the Provincial and Federal Government, meaning you only have to apply once for funding for the year. Federal loans are processed via the National Student Loans Service Centre and provincial loans through the provincial governments and student aid branches.

All Internships are fully funded. Stipend provided.

All Internships are fully funded.  Stipend is provided.

Please contact the graduate school (ctsrecruitment@rvc.ac.uk) for more information

Long Course Loan for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine course

  • Years 1 – 5 and the graduate entry year are all counted as long courses, and counted towards the SLC’s Long Course Loan (LCL).  
  • The additional period spent on AHEMS/EMS is included when the RVC submits the course term dates to the SLC.  
  • Students at the RVC who are eligible have already been receiving the LCL in previous years and this will continue to be the case going forward.
  • For students domiciled in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, this will mean an entitlement to any additional maintenance support associated with studying on a long course, according to their individual circumstances. These loans are means tested and therefore will automatically be allocated as part of the loan assessment.

For further information on the relevant regional additional support for long-course loans, please see the following links.

Student Loan’s Company guidance for England

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance Northern Ireland

If you are unsure whether you are receiving the correct amount of loan or are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the Money & Welfare Adviser in the Advice Centre, moneymatters@rvc.ac.uk.

Alumni Fee Discount

The Royal Veterinary College is offering a postgraduate tuition fee discount to Alumni who are self-financing their postgraduate study and meet the eligibility criteria.

The value of the discount is 20% for all Alumni.

BVNA Bursaries

The BVNA work alongside some companies and institutions to award a number of bursaries each year with the aim of assisting students or qualified Veterinary Nurses. A number of Grad Dip students in the past have successfully applied for and gained BVNA bursaries.

Russell E. Train Fellowship Grant

The 2022 Russell E. Train Fellowship Application deadline for submission was 1st March 2022.

Helena Kennedy Foundation

The Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to complete their studies in higher education and move on successfully into employment or further studies.

Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Discounts

A range of discounts are available to students, and sponsors of students, who apply to the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing programme. The following discounts are available:

Clinical Training Residencies

All Clinical Training Residencies are fully funded. 

  • As a Resident your tuition fees will be paid by the department that you are working in.
  • Residents are required to cover the cost of their own accommodation.
  • A stipend will be paid monthly in arrears. Currently the stipend is £24,500 per annum (subject to review).

Clinical Training Internships

All Clinical Training Internships are fully funded. 

  • As an intern your tuition fees will be paid by the department that you are working in.
  • A stipend will be paid monthly in arrears. Currently the stipend is £17,200 per annum (subject to review)
  • A single occupancy room in a shared (with others interns) house on-site is available for the duration of the internship for RVC based interns. No pets are allowed in the accommodation.

IVC Evidensia Ethnic Diversity Scholarship Scheme

A scholarship scheme aimed at improving diversity across the Veterinary professions.

Successful candidates will be awarded an annual grant, mentored by Ethnic Diversity Scholarship board members and a support network to help them through their studies.

For How to Apply, deadlines and all the terms and conditions, please see this link https://www.ivcevidensia.co.uk/ethnic-diversity 

ACT Scholarships

We’re delighted to offer the following scholarships for students on undergraduate programmes at the RVC, kindly funded by philanthropic funds given to the RVC.

Further Masters Funding Options

The page below details potential funding options, including links to Charities and Trusts, available to potential MRes applicants:

AVTRW Diamond Jubilee Student Grant

The AVTRW have just launched a new student grant scheme, worth up to £1500 per undergraduate project.

Ethnic Diversity Nursing Scholarship

A scholarship scheme aimed at improving diversity across the Veterinary Nursing professions.

Successful candidates will be awarded an annual grant, mentored by Ethnic Diversity Nursing Scholarship board members and a support network to help them through their studies.

For How to Apply, deadlines and all the terms and conditions, please see this link https://www.vets-now.com/careers/ethnic-diversity-nursing-scholarship/ 

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