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The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is offering students grants of £10,000 to help pay for completing a postgraduate degree.

Nine grants are available for students studying for an MSc at the RAU starting this October. The scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition fees, with some left over for living expenses.

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The university is particularly seeking to support students who may otherwise be unable to continue to postgraduate study.

To qualify students must be UK or EU citizens and have completed an undergraduate degree at the higher tuition fees rate of £6,000 or £9,000.

They must also either live permanently within 20 miles of the RAU campus, or meet one of the following criteria:

  • have been in receipt of the maximum maintenance grant and/or additional financial support or scholarship
  • have received a disabled student allowance
  • be a care leaver
  • first in their immediate family (parents and siblings) to complete an undergraduate qualification

Applications close on 30 June. Forms can be accessed on www.rau.ac.uk.