University of Roehampton Bursaries

University of Roehampton Bursaries

University of Roehampton Bursaries

Changing lives… / The New Library

An £80m masterplan will see the biggest development of the Roehampton campus in a generation.

A new world class library will be at the heart of the campus redevelopment. The £34m building will significantly enhance the study environment and transform the experience and aspirations of our students.

Bursaries and scholarships

We want to attract the best students and to give opportunities to those for whom a university education might feel out of reach, financially or otherwise, to come to Roehampton. A number of individuals and organisations help us fund the student experience through scholarships and bursaries and we are grateful for their continued support.

175 Fund

The University has established the 175 Fund to support today’s students with progression bursaries and other initiatives to support them through to graduation and beyond. This Fund will continue the ethos of our four founding Colleges, which aims to support all our students, whatever their background, to reach their potential.

Case study: Digby Stuart College music scholar Louise Riley

Louise Riley, Digby Stuart College music scholar

Louise studies English Literature with Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and receives a £400 a term scholarship. She works with music director Dr Gulliver Ralston and has represented the University performing at many important events and recitals.

“The scholarship has allowed me to gain experience in the field I want to work in and help me become more professional. I’ve also been able to save and not have to worry financially about what I can do in the future with regards to my career, such as taking part in courses at the National Opera Studio and paying for singing lessons with my current teacher. It’s really added to my student experience. At the moment, I’m working hard to gain experience in the arts and meet people who can give me good advice about the professional music world. Once I graduate I’d love to work within the classical music industry, perhaps organising events and festivals or working with artists.”


There has been a strong sporting identity with Roehampton stretching back to its collegiate foundations where sport was seen as a vital part of the curriculum and holistic development of the individual. More recently, we have seen a steady increase in student participation and significant growth in number of new clubs and activities.

There is a good community outreach programme and established, long-term partnerships with key sporting bodies which support delivery, e.g. Sport England, the Professional Football Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, Chelsea and Fulham Football Clubs. We aim to develop new facilities on and off campus to strengthen the contribution of sport and physical activity to the Roehampton student experience.