Scholarships Merit-based Need-based
University of Strathclyde

Discretionary Fund

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Any
Disciplines
Various benefits
Grant
United Kingdom
Location
30 Jun 2024
Application deadline

About

University of Strathclyde can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

University of Strathclyde awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 

Overview

Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award

Multiple

Grant

Various

Scholarship coverage

  • living expenses
  • travel expenses

Description

Are you struggling to cover your essential living costs? The Discretionary Fund awards are non - repayable top ups to your standard student support such as student loan. If you are a home student or from the rest of UK you might be eligible for support from the fund. 

Applicable programmes

Benefits

The Discretionary fund assessment looks at your income and essential expenditure to see if you have a shortfall between these and if so, can the fund help cover this shortfall. If your shortfall is too large the fund may not be able to help with this because the fund cannot be the main source of income for a student.

The fund cannot make awards to assist students with travel costs related to periods of exchange or study abroad

The fund cannot make awards to assist with tuition fees

Eligibility

  • The Discretionary Fund is intended for students who are in, or may be facing, severe financial difficulty.  EU and international students are not normally eligible to apply. 
  • The Discretionary fund assessment looks at your income and essential expenditure to see if you have a shortfall between these and if so, can the fund help cover this shortfall. If your shortfall is too large the fund may not be able to help with this because the fund cannot be the main source of income for a student.

Eligibility at a Glance:

  • A registered full or part time Undergraduate or Postgraduate student at the University of Strathclyde
  • Studying a course with a normal credit load of 30 credits or more
  • Applied for and had their application assessed for all statutory funding, including maintenance loans, to which they are entitled (typically SAAS support, the equivalent support from other funding bodies in the rest of the UK.
  • Is UK domiciled and meets residency criteria set out in the Education (Access Funds) (Scotland) Determination 2013, or is eligible to receive maintenance support under legislation applicable in other parts of the UK.
  • The fund cannot make awards to assist students with travel costs related to periods of exchange or study abroad.
  • The fund cannot make awards to assist with tuition fees.

Scholarship requirements

Disciplines

Any

Locations

United Kingdom

Nationality

Any

Study experience required

High school

Age

Unknown

Application

Application deadline

30 Jun 2024

Complete the Application for Financial Support form if you wish to apply for financial support. You only need to submit one application (and one set of supporting documents) and our assessing team will assess your circumstances and eligibility across all of the funds we administer (Housing Support Fund, Mature Students Hardship Fund, The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student Fund and Discretionary Fund). 

Please complete the application, ensure you include all income and expenditure.  We cannot assess an incomplete application.  You must provide all the documents needed or your application will be delayed.  Please provide photocopies, originals will not be returned.

Financing

Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner Prodigy Finance Student loans to cover up to 100% of tuition and living costs

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