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

Discretionary fund for UK students

Key points

  • Funds of over £1.1M were distributed in 2016-2017
  • Over 600 UK students received some level of financial assistance from the Discretionary Fund in 2016-2017

Hardship fund for EU and overseas students

Key points

  • University Funds of £19,000 were distributed in 2016-2017
  • Over 50 students received financial assistance from University Funds in 2016-2017

Childcare Fund

Key points

  • Funds of £290,000 were distributed in 2016-2017
  • 50 students received Childcare assistance in 2016-2017

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

Key points

  • 45 Principal's Scholarships were awarded in 2016-2017
  • 100 Principal's scholars had their award renewed for a further year
  • Funds of more than 2.6M were awarded in the 2016-2017 academic session for Principal's Career Development Scholarships

US Student Loans

Key points

  • Over 550 students took out a Federal loan in the 2016-2017 session
  • Federal loans of over $22M were certified for US students studying at the University of Edinburgh in 2016-2017