Scholarships and bursaries

Information on scholarships and bursaries handled by the Student Funding Unit

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Rest of UK (RUK) scholarships and bursaries

The Student Funding Unit distributes the following RUK scholarships and bursaries:

  • Rest of UK Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Rest of UK Institutional Bursary
  • Rest of UK Discover Dundee Scholarship
  • Rest of UK Discover Nursing at Dundee Scholarship

Students eligible to receive any or all of the above will be emailed after matriculation in September (using their email account) by the Student Funding Unit explaining their entitlement.

Payment dates for all continuing students eligible for rUK scholarships are at the

  • end of November
  • end of February
  • end of April (if applicable).

If you have not responded to our emails by April and provided us with the information we need to pay your scholarship(s), your entitlement to any of the above will be removed.

For students starting in academic year 2023/24, your first payment for all of the RUK scholarships will be the end of December 2023, with the remaining instalments paid at the

  • end of February 2024
  • end of April 2024 (if applicable).

To receive any payment, you need to ensure that you return your completed payment form by the closing date detailed in the email sent by Student Funding. You will receive this email after you have registered on your programme, from October to November. If you feel that you should be eligible for one of these scholarships, but have not received an email from us by the end of November, please contact us by email.

For the RUK Institutional Bursary, eligibility is based on the household income declared to the SLC (Student Loans Company). Any delay in the assessment of your funding by your funding body will mean that payment of this bursary will be delayed.

To be eligible for this bursary, you must submit parental income details to your funding body, even if you only take out the non-income assessed student loan, your household income must be recorded by the SLC for us to access this information and subsequently award you the RUK Institutional Bursary. 

Terms and conditions 

Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG)

Dental students in Scotland can apply for a Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG) of £4,000 a year to help with the cost of their studies. 

You can apply for a DSSG if you:

  • are enrolled for Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at Aberdeen, Dundee, or Glasgow University
  • have an annual household income of less than £34,000 per year
  • are allowed to live and work in Scotland after graduation
  • are at level 2 of your BDS programme

When to apply

  • You must apply by 31 December in each academic year you want to claim a grant.
  • You can apply when the academic year starts – please do not submit applications before you have matriculated for the current academic year.

How to apply

Once processed, the SFU will distribute your DSSG in two instalments: £2000 asap and £2000 at the end of January.

Batchelor Trust Scholarship – open for applications. 

This scholarship is for first-year students studying full-time, who are in danger of not completing their course due to financial hardship and/or personal circumstances from the following Schools:

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
  • School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering

Complete the application form

Robertson Trust

The Robertson Trust work in partnership with Scottish universities and are interested in strengthening links with widening participation programmes across Scotland. Currently, all applications are made through Scottish secondary schools and universities.

At the heart of their bursary awards, is a dedicated training and mentoring programme called Journey to Success, devised to ensure scholars are able to maximise their potential at university and compete successfully for graduate level jobs.

Once applicants have met the Robertson's Trust eligibility criteria they are expected to demonstrate a clear commitment to their ongoing personal development.

The Student Funding Unit disburses the university's element of the bursary awards from the Robertson Trust to nominated students, and will be emailed in Semester 1 advising payments dates and amounts.