Six Edinburgh UNITE Accommodation and Access Bursaries (open to students who usually live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will be offered to students commencing an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh in the 2014-2015 academic session.
Each bursary will cover the full accommodation costs while staying at Portsburgh Court in Edinburgh for the length of their period of study (maximum of four years), as well as provide an annual maintenance allowance of £3,000 per year for a maximum of four years.
Students studying Medicine and Veterinary Science are not eligible to apply for this bursary.
Bursaries are awarded on the basis of significant financial need, but the University will also take account of other personal or family circumstances which might make it difficult for you to take up a place.
Academic merit is not considered since it is assumed that those who receive an offer of a place have fully demonstrated their ability and potential to benefit from Higher Education.
Applicants must be:
Applicants also should already have:
Accepting the University of Edinburgh as an insurance offer does not satisfy the conditions relating to this bursary.
Eligible applicants should complete an online bursary application. Please state clearly within your application that you wish to be considered for the UNITE Bursary.
All applications must be submitted no later than 1 April 2014.
Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.
Please note that applying for an Accommodation Bursary is completely separate from making an application for accommodation with UNITE.
To apply for UNITE accommodation at Portsburgh Court, visit the UNITE website
You need to nominate someone who is familiar with the background to your application and with your financial, personal or family circumstances and who will write a reference in support of your bursary application. This might be someone from your school or college (normally but not necessarily the Head Teacher or Principal), or another appropriate professional such as a social worker or GP. As we require independent verification of the general content of your application, the supporting reference should not be supplied by a member of your immediate family.
Please ask your referee to either e-mail the supporting reference to email@example.com or post it to Scholarships and Student Funding Services at the address below. The reference should clearly state your name and UCAS number.
The supporting reference is crucial to the selection process and you are asked to provide as much information as possible. You should make specific reference to any financial need such as in the case of applicants from families with a very low income or in receipt of benefits; as well as personal or family circumstances which might jeopardise the applicant's ability to progress to Higher Education. This may include for example such things as responsibility for the care of dependents, and/or other adverse personal circumstances not conducive to study.
Please state clearly the applicant's name and UCAS number along with your name and the capacity in which you are familiar with the applicant, and submit your reference either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Scholarships and Student Funding Services at the address below.
All information provided for bursary applications is confidential and is used solely for the purposes of bursary selection. This information does not affect the academic selection process for a place at the University of Edinburgh.
This article was published on Oct 2, 2013