Scholarships and Student Funding

The Scotland Scholarship (for students pre 2020 entry)

Scholarship for Scotland domiciled students.

The Scotland Scholarships are available to assist Scotland domiciled students with living costs during their undergraduate study. This award reflects the University's commitment to widening access to Scotland domiciled students.

The Scotland Scholarship provides  generous support to Scotland-domiciled undergraduate students, with enhanced awards available to students who meet certain other criteria.  

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who are in receipt of either a Young Students' Bursary (YSB), an Independent Students' Bursary (ISB) or a Care Experienced Student Bursary (CESB) (from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

Eligibility

  • Scotland domiciled
  • Living outside the City of Edinburgh at the time of application to the University
  • Eligible to receive a guaranteed offer of University accommodation
  • In receipt of a Young Students' Bursary, an Independent Students' Bursary, or a Care Experienced Student Bursary

Enhanced Scotland Scholarships (i.e. instead of the standard award) will be provided to students who commenced their undergraduate degree in the 2017-2018 academic session or later.   Students must also be a resident in an SIMD1 postcode (including SIMD1 postcodes within the City of Edinburgh), whose family income is in the lowest income band as confirmed by the Scottish Government.  Students who are in receipt of a Care Experienced Student Bursary are also eligible for an enhanced award. These higher level Scholarships have been funded jointly by the University and the generosity of alumni donors and other supporters. 

The eligibility requirements and amounts of these awards are dependent on your year of entry, please refer to the tables below for further details.

2019-20 Entry

Government Bursary Level of Government Bursary Scotland Scholarship Enhanced Scotland Scholarship for eligible students
Young Students' Bursary £2,000 £2,000 £3,000
Young Students' Bursary £1,125 £1,000  
Young Students' Bursary £500 £1,000  
Independent Students' Bursary £1,000 £2,000  
Care Experienced Student Bursary £8,100 - £3,000

Pre 2019-20 Entry

Government Bursary Level of Government Bursary Scotland Scholarship Enhanced Scotland Scholarship for eligible students
Young Students' Bursary £1,875 £2,000 £3,000 (2017-18 entry onwards)
Young Students' Bursary £1,125 £1,000  
Young Students' Bursary £500 £500  
Independent Students' Bursary £875 £2,000 £3,000 (2017-18 entry onwards)
Care Experienced Student Bursary £8,100 - £3,000 (2017-18 entry onwards)

Applying

There is no application form for the Scotland Scholarship. The University will use the level of government bursary provided through the Young Students' Bursary or an Independent Students' Bursary when assessing your award entitlement. All Care Experienced Student Bursary recipients will automatically qualify for the enhanced Scotland Scholarship.

To be automatically assessed for a Scotland Scholarship in 2019-2020 you must apply to be financially assessed by SAAS and be awarded a YSB,  ISB or CESB before 31 March 2020. Students who are not awarded a YSB, ISB or CESB by 31 March will not receive a Scotland Scholarship in that academic session.

You are guaranteed to receive an award for every year of your degree programme that you receive a YSB, ISB or CESB.

Other Support 

The Careers Service can help you make the most of your time at university and set you on the path of career success. Here is just a taster of what it is on offer:

  • Up to date information about career choice, employers and further study
  • Impartial careers advice and guidance to help you explore the options and work on your next steps
  • Support with every stage of the application and selection process, from CVs to practice interviews and assessment centres.
  • Access to employers from small, local start-ups to government bodies and big global companies.
  • A fantastic range of fairs, talks and events covering everything from the third sector to law, finance and creative industries.
  • An excellent vacancy and employer portal, MyCareerHub, with access to 1000s of opportunities across the year, including part time work, seasonal roles, internships and graduate schemes.

The Robertson Trust

Successful scholars of a joint University of Edinburgh Scotland Scholarship/Robertson Trust Scholarship will also receive dedicated training and mentoring programme from the Robertson Trust devised to ensure scholars are able to maximise their potential at university and compete successfully for graduate level jobs.  Further information is available at: The Robertson Trust

Further Information

Should you require any further information, please refer to our frequently asked questions or contact us directly on the details provided below.

 

Scholarships and Financial Support Team

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