Scholarships and Student Funding

Mathematics Access Scholarships

Access scholarships are available for students of outstanding ability who are commencing their studies in the academic session 2022-2023 within the School of Mathematics.


The scholarships are worth £5,000 per year and are tenable for the duration of the programme of study, subject to satisfactory academic progress.


This scholarship is awarded to applicants from the UK who are accepted for full-time admission to an undergraduate degree programme offered by the School of Mathematics at the University.

The scholarship is not available to students already on programme. It is also not available to students studying Mathematics as part of a degree programme hosted by another School within the University.

Eligible students must have applied through the University and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) and have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh.


The scholarships are aimed at students who are:

  • attending schools where relatively few students go on to higher education
  • living in low participation neighbourhoods, eg the lowest quintile in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD20)
  • young people with care experience
  • young carers
  • from low socio economic groups
  • involved in LEAPS or other Widening Participation programmes e.g. Focus West, Sutton Trust.

Eligible students will have evidenced, or be predicted to achieve, a strong academic performance before starting university. When offering scholarships, we will take the above factors plus academic merit into consideration.


There is no seperate application for this scholarship, all offer holders from the UK will automatically be considered.


All recipients of the award will be notified by the end of March 2022.

Further Information

Furher information can be found at the School of Mathematics.