RVC Bursary Schemes

  • You will not be eligible for this loan if you are a national of a country that is part of the EEA.
  • EU students may be entitled to apply for student support i.e. Tuition Fee loan, Maintenance Loan and Bursary. New eligibility criterion in England for EU nationals with five years residence in the UK From 2016/17 academic year EU nationals will require five years ordinary residence in the UK and Islands, prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course before they may qualify for living cost support. This change has no impact on the eligibility of EU nationals for tuition fee loans or home fee status, nor does it change the eligibility requirements for EU nationals currently in the system qualify for living cost support once they have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years in the period immediately before the first day of the first academic year of the course. Further details on Loans for EU students can be found on the Student Finance England.

Please note

  • The amount of bursary you receive is dependent on the Bursary Scheme available for the specific academic year you started your studies at the RVC and is fixed from that time forward. It will remain at this particular scheme for subsequent years of your Undergraduate course.

RVC Bursary FAQ

Who is eligible for the RVC Bursary?

  • The RVC Bursary Scheme will be available to students for each year of undergraduate study including those studying on Accelerated or BVetMed as a second degree
  • Students must be paying full tuition fees during the year of study
  • Students must have submitted their household income information to Student Finance (SFE/SFW/SAAS/SFNI).
  • Household income must be under £35,000
  • Students repeating a year of their course will still be entitled to the RVC Bursary as long as they remain entitled to financial support from Student Finance

How do I apply for the RVC bursary? How will I be notified of my entitlement to the RVC bursary? 

  • Students do not need to apply for the RVC Bursary.  In order to make the scheme as accessible as possible, no application is needed for the RVC Bursary scheme
  • Students will automatically be assessed for the RVC Bursary using the household income information they provided to Student Finance
  • Household income can only be assessed for the bursary via Student Finance

How will I be notified of my entitlement to the RVC bursary?

  • Students will be notified via a ‘Bursary Entitlement Notification’ email from Student Finance (SFE/SFW/SFNI) advising students to check their online account for their entitlement letter
  • Entitlement letters for students funded by SAAS will be posted to their home address
  • Letters will be sent towards the end of October

I think I should be entitled to the RVC Bursary but I haven’t received a letter.  Why is this? 

  • Application to Student Finance Late or Incomplete – applications for funding from Student Finance must be submitted and assessed before they can be assessed for the RVC Bursary
  • Tuition Fees - please make sure that Student Finance have the correct tuition fees see Tuition Fees (remember to find out the new amount for next year when you are reapplying). You can call 0300 100 0607 to amend this amount if you think you have provided a different amount on your application

  • Awaiting Assessment - if Student Finance have not yet assessed students household income, we will not be able to approve the RVC Bursary

  • Household Income – if student’s household income is above £35,000 they would not be entitled to the RVC Bursary.  If students believe their household income to be lower than the threshold, the student will need to contact Student Finance directly

  • Incorrect Course/Year – incorrect course or year of study details may cause a delay in the approval of the RVC Bursary

How will the RVC Bursary be paid to the students? 

  • Students will receive two RVC Bursary payments for every academic year, one in December and one in March
  • Payments of the RVC Bursary are via BACS transfer into the bank account student’s nominated via Student Finance.

Who to contact: 

RVC Bursary Start Date - Sept 2020/21

Bursaries of up to £1000 are being offered to UK and EU undergraduate students who starting on their course in September 2020 and are paying the £9,250 tuition fees.

Household income

Intake year

September 2020

    First Year              

Second and

Subsequent Years

Up to £35,000

£1,000 £1,000 

Greater than £35,000

No Bursary

No Bursary

RVC Bursary Start Date – Sept 2019/20

Bursaries of up to £1000 are being offered to UK and EU undergraduate students who starting on their course in September 2018 & 2019 and are paying the £9,250 tuition fees.

Household income

Intake year

September 2019

    First Year              

Second and

Subsequent Years

Up to £35,000

£1,000 £1,000 

Greater than £35,000

No Bursary

No Bursary

RVC Bursary Start Date – Sept 2017/18

Bursaries of up to £1000 are being offered to UK and EU undergraduate students who starting on their course in September 2018 and are paying the £9,250 tuition fees.

Household income

Bursary

First Year              

Second and

Subsequent Years

Up to £25,000

Up to £1,000 cash

Up to £1,000 cash

Up to £35,000

Up to £1,000 cash Up to £1,000 cash

Greater than £35,000

No Bursary

No Bursary

RVC Bursary Start Date - Sep 2016/17

Bursaries of between £1,000 - £2,000 are being offered to UK and EU undergraduate students who starting on their course in September 2016 and are paying the £9,000 tuition fees.

Household income

Bursary

First Year              

Second and

Subsequent Years

Up to £25,000

£2,000 cash

£1,000 cash

Up to £35,000

£1,000 cash £1,000 cash

Greater than £35,000

No Bursary

No Bursary

RVC Bursary Start Date - Sep 2014 & Sep 2015

Bursaries of between £1,000 - £2,000 are being offered to UK and EU undergraduate students who started on their course in September 2014 & 2015 and are paying the £9,000 tuition fees.

Household income

Bursary

First Year              

Second and

Subsequent Years

Up to £25,000

£2,000 cash

£1,000 cash

Up to £35,000

£1,000 cash £1,000 cash

Greater than £35,000

No Bursary

No Bursary

RVC Bursary Start Date - Sep 2012/13

Bursaries of between £100 - £1,000 are being offered to UK and EU undergraduate students who started on their course from September 2012 to August 2014 and are paying the £9,000 tuition fees.

Household IncomeBursary
Up to £25,000 £1,000
Between £25,001 and £42,000 Prorate tapered with £100 minimum
Greater than £42,000 No Bursary

RVC Bursary Start Date - Pre 2012

Bursaries of between £50 - £1,650 are being offered to home undergraduate students who started on their course before August 2012 and are paying the £3,465 tuition fees.

Household IncomeBursary
Up to £25,000 £1,650
Between £25,001 and £39,333 Prorata tapered with £50 minimum
Greater than £39,333 No Bursary

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