Scholarships and Student Funding

Hardship Fund for non-UK students

The University provides limited emergency funding for students facing unexpected financial difficulties.

Limited additional assistance is available for fully-matriculated EU (non-UK) and Overseas students from the University's Common Bursaries Fund who are ineligible to receive assistance from other UK Government sponsored funds.

 

You can apply to the University for an emergency award if you suddenly find yourself in financial difficulty due to unforeseen problems with your funding. This could be as a result of currency fluctuations or the unexpected withdrawal of funding support, for example. Awards can also be made from this Fund to help students suffering financial hardship due to ill health if this results in an authorised interruption of studies.

As these funds are extremely limited, the maximum award that can be made from the Hardship Fund is capped annually at £600 for a family, £400 for a couple and £200 for a single student.

Applying

To get advice on your eligibility and the application process, you can contact the Advice Place

Application form

 

Please make sure that you have filled out the form fully and that you supply photocopies of all the required documentation. Failure to do so could delay your application being processed. A list of the documents we require is on the application form.

We will only accept electonic copies, please ensure you send all supporting documents in a PDF format, please e-mail studentfunding@ed.ac.uk and ensure you attach your application form and all relevant documents.

MONZO ACCOUNT HOLDERS - ACCESSING BANK STATEMENTS:

You can access bank statements via your Monzo App:

  • On your Monzo home screen click the Account button under the image of your Monzo bank card
  • You then click Statement History
  • Then choose which month you wish to export a statement for

 

Scholarships and Financial Support Team

Contact details

Assessment of application

Assessment normally takes about 20 working days from receipt of a complete application, you will receive an email informing you of the decision.  Please note, due to the current circumstances  applications may take longer dependant on the number of applications we are receiving.  The University is also now in a transitional period of staff working from home this task may take longer which will therefore, increase these timelines. 

If your application is successful, it can take up to 10 working days for payments to be processed.  

Payment of award

Awards are paid by BACS (Bankers' Automated Clearing Services).  If you are successful, Finance will process payment to your bank account.  You will be asked to provide these details via a link on the form. 

Can I apply more than once?

Yes. You can apply as many times as you wish during the academic year. Each case is considered on its individual merits at the time of application. However, previous applications - whether successful or not - will be taken into consideration.

What if I disagree with the assessment of my application?

If you disagree with the decision reached you are entitled to request a review of your application. Reviews are handled by Scholarships and Financial Support staff.

Reviews should be requested in writing, clearly stating the grounds for appeal and, where appropriate, supplying additional documentary evidence to support the review process. All requests for review must be received within 14 days of the date of the original decision letter. The review process can take up to two weeks.

After you have received the outcome of your review, if you still disagree with our decision you may appeal in writing to the Scholarships and Student Funding Services Manager (studentfunding@ed.ac.uk), who is responsible for handling the final appeal. You should clearly indicate how you believe an incorrect decision has been made. The Head of the department will review the case and inform the applicant of the decision in writing within seven working days.

EUSA Advice Place staff will be able to advise you as to whether or not you have sufficient grounds to request a review.