Financial support for your studies

Financial support for your studiesRREF Funding available

Generously supported by alumni and corporate donors to RREF, bursaries and scholarships are open for applications from Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying at the School of Real Estate & Planning at the University of Reading.

Before any new application please read the information and guidance notes carefully and then return the relevant application form and any requested supporting documents.

RREF Hardship Grants 2016/17

Applications for RREF Hardship grants are now open for applications for the academic year 2016/17.

These grants are designed to support current real estate and planning students who face unforseen financial difficulty throughout their time at University. Please read the information and guidance notes before submitting your application to

Hardship Grant information and guidance notes 2016-17 

RREF Hardship grant application form 2016_17 

RREF Expenditure Income Summary Spreadsheet

RREF Bursary Fund 2017/18

Supports real estate and planning students who will not be able to study on the course without financial support. These bursaries offer up to £10,000 for incoming MSc students, and up to £15,000 for incoming BSc students. This funding comes from a number of named bursaries

Applications for Undergraduate students joining us in 2017/18 will close on 7 April 2017.

Applications for Postgraduate students joining us in 2017/18 will close on 30 June 2017.

RREF Bursary application form 2017/18

RREF Bursary Information and guidance notes 2017/18

RREF Expenditure Income Summary Spreadsheet

RREF Travel Bursary 2017/18

Financially supports Undergraduate students who are studyingabroad as part of their real estate and planning degree. 

RREF Travel Bursary Application Form 2017/18

RREF Travel Bursary information and guidance 2017-18

Closing date - Friday 19 May

RREF Peter Byrne Travel Fund

Set up to financially support PhD students hoping to further their research and their networks by attending conferences or undertaking fieldwork. 

Applications opening soon

RREF African Scholarship

Designed to support one international student (African) studying a real estate and planning MSc course. This is awarded on demonstration of academic excellence combined with financial need and a willingness to act as a RREF Volunteer.

This fund has been awarded for the academic year 2017/18

RREF Access Summer Bursary 2017

Supports students who face financial difficulty when taking on placements outside of term time in 2017.

RREF Access Summer Bursary Information and Application Form 2017


A number of sponsored prizes are awarded to real estate and planning students during the course and at graduation.

Sponsored Prizes

  • JLL Prize for Valuation for a Part 2 student - £500 plus a paid summer internship
  • Savills Prize for Part 1 Teamwork - £2000 prize divided between two groups
  • Lateral Property Group Prize for a Part 2 student - £600 plus a paid summer internship
  • John Tranter Memorial Award for RREF Mentee of the Year - £250 as nominated by their Mentor, and a VIP ticket to the RREF Annual Dinner

Graduation Prizes

  • RREF Student Volunteer Prize- £250
  • RREF MSc Flexible Prize for the Highest Average Mark - £250
  • The Clayton prize for the Most Improved Student between Part 2 & Part 3 - £250
  • Hines UK Prize for the Highest Mean mark over all three years on BSc Real Estate & Planning Programmes - £200


For further information about the funding offered by RREF please contact or +44 (0) 118 378 4192.

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