Scholarships and Student Funding

Access Bursaries for UK students

For UK undergraduate students.

Access Bursaries help new UK students experiencing financial difficulties take up their place of admission at the University of Edinburgh.

If you are concerned about financing your study, consider applying for an Access Bursary.

A number of Access Bursaries will be awarded to UK students starting their undergraduate degree in the 2018-2019 academic session. The minimum value of each is £1,000 per year towards maintenance costs, paid at the start of each academic session.

Access Bursaries are tenable for the duration of the undergraduate programme of study, subject to satisfactory academic progress.


The main criterion is significant financial need but other personal or family circumstances that might make it difficult for you to take up a place will also be taken into account.


Here you will find out when and how to apply for an Access Bursary.


Our undergraduate bursaries are supported by a number of individuals, companies and University funds.

Widening Participation

Widening participation (WP) to higher education is a strategic priority for the University of Edinburgh which aims to address the discrepancies in the take-up of higher education opportunities between different social groups.