Below are the possible funding options available to you when studying at The Royal Veterinary College.
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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.
NB:The UK Government has now confirmed that EU students who begin their degrees in or before the academic year 2019-20 will still be eligible for home student fees and financial support throughout their full degree. In Scotland and England, this will continue for students starting degrees in 2020/21. This will apply regardless of the outcome of Brexit, which is currently expected to happen by 31st October 2019 announced May 2019. For in depth information please read latest guidance for students on post-Brexit rules and entitlements and FAQs for EU students and EEA/ Swiss students.
Loans and Grants - 20/21 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 outbreak. Including information for part-time undergraduate and postgraduate Master’s students. Updated June 2020
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.
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NB: All undergraduate students are eligible for a full tuition fees loan and this means that you will not have to pay undergraduate tuition fees before you start or during your time at RVC. Please note BVetMed Graduate Accelerated students are not eligible for tuition fee loans and grants. They are only entitled to a variable means tested living cost loan and RVC bursaries. For in depth information please see our guidance.
Please see recent updates on living cost loan below;
If you are a UK or EU student considering studying on the Accelerated BVetMed and you already have a degree, please note we are awaiting clarification from Student Finance on whether those on the Accelerated BVetMed programme will be entitled to a Maintenance Loan. This is an issue which has been raised very recently and we have asked SFE to clarify students eligibility. (dated 29th July 2020)
RVC Bursary for Undergraduate UK and EU 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 2020/21
For September 2020 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.
RVC International Scholarships for BVetMed 2020/21
RVC offers one Merit full fee waiver scholarship awarded to one high quality international student entering our BVetMed programme.
Postgraduate Master's Loan 2019/20
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.
Bursary for Postgraduate Taught Courses
RVC bursary for outstanding home and international students undertaking a Masters in 2020/21.
Other Sources of Financial Information for Postgraduate Taught Courses
for more information see
Doctoral Loan 2019/20
How much? Up to £25,700
UK and EU Students starting a doctoral degree in 2019/20 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
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (DFID)
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
This scholarship is only available to students from Member countries of the Commonwealth.
Offered by the US- UK Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission).
Study a Master's in Europe Scholarship 2020
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 2020.
Professional and Career Development Loans
The Professional and Career Development Loan scheme is now closed for new applications.
You’ll not be affected if you have an existing loan.
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.
Singaporean Veterinary Medicine Scholarships
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is offering a scholarships for students from Singapore.
All Internships are fully funded. Stipend provided.
All Internships are fully funded. Stipend is provided.
Long Course Loan for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine course
Following the announcement by the Student Loan Company (SLC) in May 2017, this message is to confirm the arrangements in place for RVC students.
The additional period spent on AHEMS/EMS was included when the RVC submitted the course term dates to the SLC for the 2017/8 academic year, prior to the announcement. Years 1 – 5 and the graduate entry year have all counted as long courses, and counted towards the SLC’s Long Course Loan (LCL). As such, 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 nations additional support for long-course loans, please see the following links.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Residencies are fully-funded. Stipend provided.
Scholarships for Pioneers of Tomorrow
Ten scholarships worth a total of GBP 80,000 will be awarded to extraordinary students
The target group
- Students of all courses and levels of study.
- Students with at least one exceptional talent.
- 10 scholarships valued at GBP 80,000 will be awarded.
- Recipients will be awarded GBP 650 a month for one year during their studies.
- Apply online until 15 April 2018.
The "Pioneer" scholarship program rewards exceptional students who’ve made a difference or aspire to make one!
For more information and how to apply please go to www.idealo.co.uk/company/scholarship/
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 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 2019 Russell E. Train Fellowship Application is now open. Deadline for submission is 1st March 2019.
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 tax-free stipend will be paid monthly in arrears. Currently the stipend is £19,100 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 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.
- A tax-free stipend will be paid monthly in arrears. Currently the stipend is £16,100 per annum (subject to review)