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

  • Assessment of 359 access bursary applications in 2015-2016
  • Over 120 undergraduate access bursaries and nearly 400 Scotland Accommodation Bursaries awarded to new students in 2015-2016
  • Over 430 University of Edinburgh Bursaries awarded to new students who usually live in England, Wales and Northern Ireland totalling £1.99M
  • Funds of over £8.8M will be allocated to undergraduate bursaries in 2015-2016

Discretionary fund for UK students

Key points

  • Funds of £1,012,522 were distributed in 2015-2016
  • Over 600 UK students received some level of financial assistance from the Discretionary Fund in 2015-2016

Hardship fund for EU and overseas students

Key points

  • University Funds of £19,683 were distributed in 2015-2016
  • Over 55 students received financial assistance from University Funds in 2015-2016

Childcare Fund

Key points

  • Funds of £292,278 were distributed in 2015-2016
  • 54 students received Childcare assistance in 2015-2016

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

Key points

  • 55 Principal's Scholarships were awarded in 2015-2016
  • 104 Principal's scholars had their award renewed for a further year
  • Funds of more than 2.8M were awarded in the 2015-2016 academic session for Principal's Career Development Scholarships

US Student Loans

Key points

  • Over 550 students took out a Federal loan in the 2015-2016 session
  • Federal loans of nearly $24M were certified for US students studying at the University of Edinburgh in 2015-2016