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 @dundee.ac.uk 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 2021/22, your first payment for all of the RUK scholarships will be the end of December 2021, with the remaining instalments paid at the

  • end of February 2022
  • end of April 2022 (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. 

RUK scholarships and bursaries terms and conditions 

Information on eligibility and terms and conditions for RUK scholarships

Sutherland Page Trust

Applications are now open for the Sutherland Page Trust. The bursary fund (min award £500, max award £5,000 per year for the course duration) is designed to support students who are in some way disadvantaged and require financial support to continue with their education.

To be eligible to apply, you need to:

  • have been born in Scotland, or have at least one parent born in Scotland or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years prior to starting your programme of study; and
  • be an undergraduate who has successfully completed your first year of study in Medicine, Law, Arts, Divinity or Science* (Social Sciences or Engineering are not eligible); or
  • be a postgraduate studying Medicine, Law, Arts, Divinity or Science* (Social Sciences or Engineering are not eligible); and
  • make a case for financial hardship.

*Applications will also be accepted from students studying Health, Nursing & Midwifery, Science, creative courses in Media and Culture and Society.

If you are unsure if your programme of study comes under the above parameters, please contact the Grants Team on 0131 524 0300 or email grants@foundationscotland.org.uk

The Trust have asked the Student Funding Unit to select a maximum of 4 applications to send on to them for consideration. Please ensure that you once you have submitted your application, that you send a copy of your application to studentfunding@dundee.ac.uk so that we can have the information we require to make an assessment on the applications we need to send to the Trust. If you do not do this, your application will not be considered for this Trust. The closing date for submitting your application to us is Friday 29 April 2022.

Batchelor Trust Scholarship

This scholarships is for first year students 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 Education and Social Work
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Science and Engineering

Learn more about the Batchelor Trust Scholarship

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.

Dr Welch Scholarship

This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to:

  • One or two students
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate
  • Studying one of the following
    • Science
    • Medicine
    • Engineering
    • Technology
    • Maths
    • Design
    • From the DL10 postcode, or North-East England, or Yorkshire, or UK.

The student(s) who will be awarded this scholarship(s) is/are decided upon by the Panel for Financial Aid, and emailed by the Student Funding Unit who will arrange for the award to be paid. The students selected will already have applied for financial assistance (only available for UK Resident students), therefore, this scholarship is in addition to any award they will have received from the Discretional Funds.

Sinclair Henderson Trust 

The Sinclair Henderson Charitable Trust provides the University with a bursary each year to be distributed to those students finding themselves in financial difficulty. 

The student(s) who will be awarded this scholarship(s) is/are decided upon by the Panel for Financial Aid, and emailed by the Student Funding Unit who will arrange for the award to be paid. The students selected will already have applied for financial assistance (only available for UK Resident students), therefore, this scholarship is in addition to any award they will have received from the Discretional Funds.