Scholarships and Student Funding

Hardship Funding

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

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


Summer support for students impacted by COVID-19

The Scottish Government has announced additional support for Students experiencing hardship over summer as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Managed Quarantine Support - 2021-2022 academic session

We are delighted to be providing financial support for managed hotel quarantine. This is open to both new and continuing students joining us for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Lt Col Jack Wishart Scholarship

The Lt Col Jack Wishart Scholarship has been amended with the support of Dr Maria Diugolecka-Graham and the University of Edinburgh to allocate funds to students who are suffering financial hardship due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

President's Fund, Edinburgh Association of University Women

The Presidents Fund has existed since 1951 and gives grants of varying amounts to assist women in their final year of study for a degree (postgraduate or undergraduate) in a University in the United Kingdom.

UK students

The Scottish Government makes funds available to support UK students in financial difficulty in the academic session 2020-2021. The funds are focused on supporting living costs and are not to reduce tuition fees.

Non-UK students

The University provides emergency funding for students facing unexpected financial difficulties. This fund has been increased to £100,000 for the 2020/21 academic year.

Childcare Fund

Means-tested Childcare funds are available for students using registered childcare in the academic year 2020/21. The funds are provided by the Scottish Government and awards are made at the discretion of the University on a case-by-case basis.