Scholarships & Financial Assistance
Richmond has scholarships available for both our Undergraduate and Graduate programmes. Click on the links below and find out if you are eligible to apply.
Once you have received an offer to study at Richmond University you will be sent details of how to apply for one of our scholarships or bursaries
Richmond’s Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students access a variety of funding programs including Scholarship (academic merit based) awards, Grant awards and Student Loans to assist students with meeting their fees and living expenses. It is important to remember that in nearly all cases, scholarships and financial assistance will only cover a portion of the annual tuition fees. You will need to meet the rest and all other costs, yourself. Eligibility for the programs varies greatly based on the student’s academic standing, nationality and level of financial need.
On a yearly average Richmond students receive over one million pounds in financial assistance coming from both, governments and foundations and Richmond’s own generous scholarship program.
Richmond’s Open4Funding Network allows you to search hundreds of funding options inside and outside of the UK.
Simply CLICK HERE and start your search!
If you need assistance, please see us in the Student Affairs office or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Financial Assistance (for US citizens):
Additional Financial Assistance – UK Loan Programs (for non-US citizens):
Funding for Postgraduate Students:
A new system of UK government-backed postgraduate loans for Masters degrees for UK and UK-resident students studying in the UK will be introduced for the 2016-17 academic year.
They will provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas.
The loan will be available to students who are:
- UK and EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in england for three years; and
- Under 60 years of age; and
- Not already holding a Master’s qualification, an equivalent level qualification or a higher level qualification.
Further details including eligibility are available on the UK government website:
Richmond University hopes that eligible students enrolling on our Masters programmes will be able to take advantage of these loans. The University expects to be able to make a definitive announcement in May 2016. For further information, contact: email@example.com.
You may also want to have a look at these websites as they provide further information on how you can finance your postgraduate study in the UK:
International Student Calculator
According to research by The UK Council For International Student Affairs (UKCISA), student finance is the number one concern for international students. Almost a quarter (23%) of them said they didn’t have enough money to live on. Of those who had experienced hardship, 72% said they underestimated the cost of living. Only 25% of students took out possessions insurance, which is concerning as students are often targeted. Also, many have unrealistic expectations of how much time they can spend working.
The International Student Calculator enables students to:
- Build a lifestyle budget and see how it balances by week, month or over a year.
- Understand how they will spend their time as well as their money in the UK
- Get information on areas like insurance and banking as well as guidance on the costs of living
- Learn from case studies and top tips from other students
- Save their budget so they can use it before arriving or during their studies!
The UNIAID Student Life Wiki is an interactive uni guide which allows students to view and edit articles about their town, University, living costs, and much more.