Scholarships and Student Funding

Student Participation Grant

The Participation Grant will be available during the 2022/23 academic year to remove financial barriers students face in taking part in sport and joining student societies that enhance their time at Edinburgh.

Examples of how the grant can be used are to support student group and society membership fees, volunteering trip costs and associated sports kits.



When will the fund close?

We will close the fund on Friday 21 October 2022 at 1600 GMT to ensure all applications received at start of term are processed.  Further information about reopening of the fund will be posted here.

How much funding can I apply for?

The maximum grant payable per student from the Fund will be £300.


Applications will be accepted from students who meet our eligibility criteria:

  • Disabled students, student carers, student parents, care-experienced, estranged students and Asylum Seekers  
  • UK undergraduate students in receipt of a University of Edinburgh Scholarship, University of Edinburgh Scotland Scholarship or the Access Edinburgh Scholarship
  • Postgraduate students who were in receipt of a University of Edinburgh Scholarship or University of Edinburgh Scotland Scholarship or the Access Edinburgh Scholarship as an undergraduate student 

Please ensure that you have completed the matriculation process to be fully eligible.

We will provide support with membership fees for activities at the University of Edinburgh only:


How do I apply to the Fund?

Please note that there will be a maximum of one application and one payment per applicant.

To assist in the application process, please ensure you send links to the activities and the kits you are seeking assistance with.  If this is not supplied it will delay the assessment process.


This fund closed on Friday 21 October 2022 at 16:25

How will payments be made? 

All payments will be made in pounds sterling to the applicant’s nominated UK bank account. Payment cannot be made to third parties.

Further information about when you will receive your payment will be available in due course.   

Overseas Bank accounts

Unfortunately, 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:

Opening a UK bank account

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.