Scholarships and Student Funding

Useful funding publications

We are responsible for all the main University funding publications which help promote funding opportunities to students.

University Publications

Financial support for undergraduate study

This annual publication provides useful information on bursaries, scholarships and UK government funding for undergraduate students.

Funding for postgraduate students

This annual publication provides useful information on scholarships, UK Research Councils and other sources of funding for postgraduate students.

External Publications

Many of the publications listed below are available at the University of Edinburgh Careers Service which has offices in the main University Library and King's Buildings.

Charities Digest

Published by Waterlow Professional Publishing, 6-14 Underwood Street, London N1 7JQ.

Telephone: 020 7549 8708

The Directory of Grant Making Trusts

Published by the Directory of Social Change, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP

Telephone: 08450 777707

The Educational Grants Directory

Published by the Directory of Social Change, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP

Telephone: 08450 777707

With 1,600 sources, this guide contains a variety of useful funding sources.

The Grants Register

Published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS

Provides comprehensive information on postgraduate and professional funding worldwide. A copy of the Grants Register is available in the University of Edinburgh library.

A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need

Published by the Directory of Social Change, 24 Stepheson Way, London NW1 2DP

Telephone: 020 7391 4800

How to write a good Postgraduate Research Proposal

Published by the University of Edinburgh

International Awards

Published by ACU, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF

Provides information on scholarships, grants, bursaries, loans etc which are available to graduates wishing to travel primarily, but not exclusively, from one Commonwealth country to another for postgraduate study or research.

Prospects Postgraduate Funding Guide

Published by the Higher Education Careers Service, Prospects House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9EP.

Telephone: 0161 277 5200

Provides information on funding available to UK, EU and overseas students. Available in University Careers Offices.

Student Support in Scotland: A Guide for Undergraduate Students

Available from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Gyleview House, 3 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9HH.

Telephone: 0300 555 0505

Study Abroad

Published by UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France. Also available from HMSO Books, P.O. Box 267, London SW8 5DT.

Provides useful information on overseas scholarships to British universities

The Essential Guide to Paying for University

Published by Kogan Page Limited, 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JN.

Effective funding strategies for parents and students. Copy available in University library.

The Postgraduate's Companion

Published by SAGE Publications Ltd, 1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP.

The most authoritative, in-depth and wide-ranging guide to postgraduate life and study in one essential volume.Copy available in University library.

The Tax Guide

A public interest website which focuses on all aspects of tax advice.