Veterinary Science (BVSc) Bursaries (2024 Entry)

RVC means-tested Bursary

These are administered by the Royal Veterinary College. Please refer to Royal Veterinary College means-tested Bursary.

Vet Start Bursaries - £500

If you attended secondary school or college in Wales, you can request your Head of Sixth Form to nominate you for a Vet Start Bursary worth £500 during your first year of study.  We have 4 of these bursaries available, with 2 being reserved for first language Welsh speakers.

In order to be considered, your school/college must submit a nomination outlining your suitability to by 31st July 2024. 

Welsh Medium Study Bursaries - £400 a year

Students who register on modules including at least 5 credits through the medium of Welsh, and who submit designated assignments in Welsh, will receive £400 for each year they do so.

There is no need to apply for this bursary - it will be awarded automatically to eligible students in March.

Terms and Conditions

Bilingual EMS Bursary - £500 over 2 years

This bursary is available to students who undertake at least 6 weeks of their 12-week Animal Husbandry Extra-Mural Studies (AHEMS) experience in a Welsh or bilingual Welsh/English environment.

Placement hosts will certify the Welsh-medium aspects and students will be able to submit a claim for payment once the six weeks are certified and completed.

Closing date is 31st August, for further information please contact

Defi Fet Scholarship - £500 a year

This scholarship is available to high-performing students who undertake their studies through the medium of Welsh over the five years of their degree.  They will receive £500 a year and mentoring from an experienced mentor in the field in Wales. Applicants must apply before they commence at Aberystwyth University.  While at Aberystwyth University, scholarship holders must study at least 40 credits a year through the medium of Welsh.  They are also expected to participate in Welsh medium (WM) activities, assist in teaching Welsh to fellow students, write assessments in Welsh and complete more than 50% of their Animal husbandry Extra Mural Studies (AHEMS) at WM farms.  While at RVC,  scholarship holders must undertake more than 50% of their Clinical Extra Mural Studies (EMS) in Wales in a Welsh or Welsh/English bilingual environment.  Placement hosts will certify the Welsh medium aspects.  One scholarship is available annually.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Excellent school / university grades
  • Motivation to study through the medium of Welsh assessed via a written piece of 500 words on a set subject
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Holding Aberystwyth University as first choice, including proof of this

Applications are now closed for 2024 Entry. 

Achievement Bursaries - £500

There will be 4 bursaries for students who can demonstrate they are not only able to achieve academically, but who also excelled at leadership and/or service before they attended university.

Eligible students will be contacted directly during their first year. 

For further information please contact 

Vision Bursaries - £500

There are 4 bursaries available for students who complete an assignment at the start of their second year addressing a key issue facing the veterinary profession in Wales.

Further details will be sent directly to eligible students. 

For further information please contact

Students are encouraged to apply for as many bursaries as they wish but the university reserves the right to prioritise applications from students who have not already received one of the Vet School awards.

Students enrolled on the Veterinary Science course also have access to the full range of services offered by our Student Support & Careers Services, including the Hardship Fund.