Scholarships and Student Funding

Support for current students

Financial support is available to support students at the University of Edinburgh.

There can be times when you are finding it difficult to manage with your finances. Please do not worry about this on your own. We are here to help.

We have a selection of services that can support you if you are experiencing financial difficulties

Cost of living support

We know that your financial challenges are greater than ever this year. Rising costs of bills, food and transport are affecting us all.

We have launched our cost of living information webpages for advice, support and information about what the University and the Students' Association is doing to help you save money. 


Are you concerned about debt or debts? The Financial Support team provides free and confidential one-to-one guidance. The EUSA Advice Place can offer impartial advice. 

Hardship fund

This fund is for all students who are struggling with their finances and need help. The University can provide you a grant of money to help you get back on your feet and help pay for your living costs.

The University and Scottish Government provide a number of means-tested funds to support students.

Means-tested refers to considering the access to income and savings you have to determine the amount of financial support you are eligible for. 

There is a form you need to complete and with information to evidence your need. We know this can be a worrying time so get in contact us if you have any concerns about the application.

This will all be in confidence.

How to apply

Please review and select the appropriate funding as outline below which will include a link to the application form.

Please ensure you have also read through the information provided before making an application.

You may also wish to review our Budget Support page and Money Management Platform - Blackbullion

Funding for 2022/23: