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. 
  • 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.

How do I apply for the RVC bursary?

  • In order to make the scheme as accessible as possible there is no application for the bursary scheme.
  • When applying for UK government funding Student Finance will tell you if you are eligible for the bursary.
  • When you accept a place at the RVC the Student Finance England will let us know your grant status. From this, we will be able to assess your eligibility for one of our RVC bursaries.

Please note 

  • You and your sponsors/parents must agree to share the data relating to your household income assessment with the RVC (your consent to share application details with the College) we can then use this information to assess bursary entitlements. Once RVC has received this data a letter will be send to eligible students informing them of their bursary for that year.
  • A frequent delay on receipt of your Bursary is caused by not given the correct tuition fees amount on your application from, please make sure that the assessing body has the correct tuition fees see Tuition Fees (remember to find out the new amount for next year when you are reapplying. You can call 0845 300 5090 to amend this amount if you think you have provided a different amount on your application. 

How will the Bursary be paid to the students?

  • You will receive 2 Bursary payments for every academic year, one in December and one in March.
  • Prior to this you should receive Entitlement letter confirming Payment date and amount. Letters will be send out mid October.
  • Payments of bursaries are usually via BACS transfer into your own bank account.
  • The bank account details are collected and maintained as part of the student support Student Finance application process.

RVC Bursary Start Date – Sept 2018/19

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

Intake year

September 2018

    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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