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 2018/19

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.

RREF Hardship Guidance 2018-19

RREF Hardship 2018-19 Application Form

RREF Bursary Fund 2019/20

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 2019/20 are currently open and will close on 31 July  2019.

Applications for Postgraduate students joining us in 2019/20 are currently open and will close on 3 July 2019.

RREF Bursary 2019-20 Info & Guidance

RREF Bursary 2019-20 Application Form

RREF Bursary 2019-20 Income/Expenditure Summary Spreadsheet

If you are a Pathways to Property recipient who will be studying a Real Estate and Planning course at Henley Business School, University of Reading, there is unique financial support we can offer you during your studies. We can offer you support of up to £30,000 over the three year Undergraduate course. To apply, please complete the above application form.

RREF Travel Bursary 2019/20

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

Applications for 2019/20 will be opening soon

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 are open - please email for details .

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.


RREF Access Summer Bursary 2019

Supports students who face financial difficulty when taking on placements outside of term time in 2019.

Applications for the Access Summer Bursary have now closed for the year.


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
  • 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 4197.

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