Scholarships and Student Funding

Hardship Funding

Hardship funding is available to support students at the University of Edinburgh.

Hardship Funding

All the information you need in order to apply can be found below, if you need further help or are in immediate financial crisis you can contact the Advice Place who can offer you help and support.

 

Semester 2:

Below are a note of funds which may available:

Fund Name Criteria Sem 2 - Opening Date Sem 2 - Closing Date

More Information

Covid-19 Support 2022
  • Additional support for Students experiencing hardship as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • This fund is open to students who meet the eligibility criteria
17 March 2022 Open

Eligibility 

Applications to this fund are currently suspended

Discretionary

  • You must be from ScotlandEnglandWales or Northern Ireland
  • EU students in receipt of  a SLC maintenance loan may apply to this fund
Monday 17 January 2022 TBC Eligibility
Hardship
  • Limited additional assistance is available for fully-matriculated Overseas students
  • Students from Ukraine or Russia who are impacted financially may apply to this fund
Monday 17 January 2022 TBC Eligibility
Childcare
  • Eligible full-time UK undergraduate students, and  eligible full-time UK postgraduate students in receipt of tuition fee loan support from SAAS.
Monday 17 January 2022 Tuesday 01 March 2022 CLOSED
Lone Parent
  • Students in receipt of a Lone Parent Childcare Grant from SAAS.

Monday 17 January 2022 No closing date is set Eligibility 
Nursing
  • You must be from ScotlandEnglandWales or Northern Ireland
  • EU students in receipt of  a SLC maintenance loan may apply to this fund
Monday 17 January 2022 23 February  CLOSED

 

Semester 1:

Below are a note of funds which may available:

Fund Name Criteria Sem 1 - Opening Date Sem 1 - Closing Date More Information
Discretionary
  • You must be from ScotlandEnglandWales or Northern Ireland
  • EU students in receipt of  a SLC maintenance loan may apply to/ this fund
Wednesday 6 October 2021 Friday 3 December 2021 @ 1700 GMT Closed
Hardship
  • Limited additional assistance is available for fully-matriculated Overseas students
Wednesday 6 October 2021 Friday 3 December 2021 @ 1700 GMT Closed
Childcare
  • Eligible full-time UK undergraduate students, and  eligible full-time UK postgraduate students in receipt of tuition fee loan support from SAAS.
Wednesday 6 October 2021 Tuesday 01 March 2022 CLOSED
Lone Parent
  • Students in receipt of a Lone Parent Childcare Grant from SAAS.

Wednesday 6 October 2021 Friday 3 December 2021 @ 1700 GMT Closed

President's Fund, Edinburgh Association of University Women

  • Students must be in their final year of study and experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Awards are not given for courses of one year’s duration (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Awards are not given for access courses, diploma courses nor for certificate courses
  • Awards are not given for study or work overseas nor for tuition fees. 
24 May 2021 8 October 2021 Closed

The Lt Col Jack Wishart Scholarship

  • 10 Awards available
  • International students with priority being given to certain countries
  • Any programme of study in the School of Chemistry
  • Final year undergraduate students studying MBChB
  • Postgraduate students in the Edinburgh Medical School
Wednesday 6 October 2021 Friday 3 December 2021 @ 1700 GMT Closed
Managed Quarantine Fund is closed, web page is available for reference 15 July 2021 31 August 2021 Closed

*We reserve the right to close any hardship fund early, if the fund has been exhausted.

We cannot assist with:

  • Anticipated future costs
  • Shortfalls in your month to month maintenance
  • Assistance with tuition fees
  • Where we identify excessive spending any potential award will be reduced. Consistent excessive spending across multiple applications may lead to no funds being awarded. This would include a high volume spend on takeaways or recreational spending non-essential living costs of

Fraudulent Applications

If you submit an application or supporting documentation which we then discover to be fraudulent or if we receive any information about fraudulent applications, this will be addressed within regulations 12.4 of the Student Code of Conduct . Any funds awarded will need to be paid back in full.

Overseas Bank accounts

We are unable to make payments to overseas bank accounts. You must set up a UK bank account before applying to the fund.

Learn about your options for opening your first student bank account in the UK and banking safety

Fraud Awareness Resources

Find advice and guidance on how to prevent and respond to online fraud and phishing attacks, especially while during hybrid working and studying

Scams

SCAM is a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt to obtain money or something else of value.  Anyone can be targeted and everyone is at risk so it is important you learn how to recognise a scam and protect yourself against them.

Scams are now very sophisticated (and can be complex) using impersonation techniques, stolen data or personal details from social media to make you believe what they say is genuine. Scammers may think you are an easy target because you are away from home, family and friends. You may be unfamiliar with local laws or not know where to go for help and advice

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