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Animal Welfare Student Scholarships

(including the Ruth Harrison Student Scholarship)

Animal Welfare Student Scholarships enable students to develop their interests in animal welfare science. Students are encouraged to carry out their own project (whether research or educational) with the aim of contributing to our growing knowledge of how best to assess, or improve, the welfare of animals – be they farm animals, animals in zoos, pets, animals used in scientific research, or those with which we interact in the wild.



The UFAW Animal Welfare Student Scholarship is an annual Scholarship award that is open for application every September/October, with a closing date of 28 February the following year.

Applications should be made by completing an Animal Welfare Student Scholarship application form online.


If your project is looking into the welfare of farmed animals during transport, at markets, or during slaughter, please consider applying for a scholarship from our sister charity, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) instead, as these are core areas for the HSA. Please note that applying to both charities does not improve your chances of a successful application. The application process is identical to that of UFAW.

Keep in touch, please!

UFAW encourages its past scholars to keep in touch and to remain part of the UFAW team actively promoting animal welfare. We very much like to hear what our Animal Welfare Student Scholars go on to do after their completing their scholarships and so do our members. Please send us an email and perhaps a photo, letting us know what you are doing now.

Further information

For further information please read the following information leaflet. You can also contact UFAW via email: grants@ufaw.org.uk.

You may also find our Frequently Asked Questions page useful - which answers general questions on UFAW Grants.

Please help us promote these scholarships by circulating a link to this webpage or by putting up a poster