Scholarships and Student Funding

Facts and figures

Statistics including the numbers of student funding applications received, awards made, and annual expenditure.

Undergraduate bursaries

Key points

  • Over 1,400 Scotland Scholarships were awarded to Scottish students in 2017-2018, totalling over £2.2M
  • Over 366 undergraduate access bursaries were awarded to students in 2017-2018
  • Over 1,600 University of Edinburgh Scholarships were awarded students who usually live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland totalling over £7M
  • Funds of over £10m were allocated to undergraduate financial support in 2017-2018

Discretionary fund for UK students

Key points

  • Funds of over £1.1M were distributed in 2017-2018
  • Over 700 UK students received some level of financial assistance from the Discretionary Fund in 2017-2018

Hardship fund for EU and overseas students

Key points

  • University Funds of £34,000 were distributed in 2017-2018

Childcare Fund

Key points

  • Funds of £280,000 were distributed in 2017-2018
  • 68 students received Childcare assistance in 2017-2018

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

Key points

  • 45 Principal's Career Development Scholarships were awarded in 2017-2018
  • 100 Principal's scholars had their award renewed for a further year
  • Funds of more than £2.6M were awarded in the 2017-2018 academic session for Principal's Career Development Scholarships

US Student Loans

Key points

  • Over 550 students took out a Federal loan in the 2017-2018 session
  • Federal loans of over $22M were certified for US students studying at the University of Edinburgh in 2017-2018