Scholarships and Student Funding

Students from Scotland

If you are a first degree student and ordinarily resident in Scotland, you are eligible for your tuition fees to be covered by the Scottish Government.

If you are a first degree student and ordinarily resident in Scotland, you are eligible for your tuition fees to be covered by the Scottish Government.

Tuition fees

Full-time Scottish domiciled students and non-UK EU students must apply for the payment of their tuition fees. You will need to complete an online application by the required deadline with the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

You can make your funding application from April 2017 onwards. We advise you to make your application early and by 30 June 2017 to ensure that your funding is in place for the start of the session.  

For more information on tuition fees see the SAAS website.

Student loans and bursaries

Student loans are the main source of support towards living costs.

Student loans

In 2017-2018 the maximum loan available to dependent students is £5,750 and for independent students it is £6,750.

The maximum non income-assessed loan is £4,750.

Bursaries

Bursaries are non-repayable grants made available to some students for living cost support. These replace part of the student loan and do not have to be paid back.

In 2017-2018 a Young Students’ Bursary of up to £1,875 is available for those students whose household income is up to £18,999. This reduces to £1,125 for those with a household income below £24,000, and £500 below £34,000.

In 2017-2018 an Independent Students' Bursary of up to £875 is available for those students whose household income is up to £18,999.

Eligibility criteria for these bursaries can be found on the SAAS website.

You must apply to SAAS every year you are studying if you want help with paying your fees.

Applying

Students eligible for a loan or bursary for living costs should apply to SAAS. They will confirm the amount each student is entitled to.

Related Links

Scotland Scholarship