Rest of UK scholarships & bursaries

The Student Funding Unit distributes the following Rest of UK Scholarships & Bursaries only:

  • Discover Dundee
  • Discover Nursing at Dundee
  • Academic Excellence
  • RUK Institutional Bursary

Students eligible to receive any or all of the above will be emailed early October by the Student Funding Unit explaining their entitlement. Payment dates for all rUK scholarships and bursaries are at the end of November, end of February and end of April (if applicable).

For the RUK Institutional Bursary, where your eligibility is based on the household income declared to the Student Loans Company, please ensure that you arrange 'consent to share' for the university with the SLC (Student Loans Company) so we can access this information and assess your eligibility as early on in the academic year as we can. If we cannot access this information, payment of this bursary will be delayed.

Information on your eligibility and terms and conditions for these scholarships is available on the Admissions webpages:

  • Students started in 15/16
  • Students starting in 16/17
  • Students starting in 17/18
  • Students starting in 18/19
  • Students starting in 19/20

Bruce Johnston Scholarships

This scholarship aims to provide up to 15 Scottish students a scholarship of £2000 in their first year of study at the University of Dundee. These students must demonstrate that they have overcome adversity to engaging in, or remaining in, Higher Education. Eligible students will be invited to apply by email by the university. All applications will be considered by a Panel consisting of staff from Student Funding, Student Services Director, and staff from Admissions, and advised by Student Funding by email. 

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

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 via the Discretional Funds (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 via the Discretional Funds (only available for UK Resident students), therefore, this scholarship is in addition to any award they will have received from the Discretional Funds.

Barns-Graham Charitable Trust - The Balmullo Grant

The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust assists with hardship grants to assist art students, in financial need, at selected educational institutions. The award is administered, and the candidate selected, by the Panel for Financial Aid. The successful candidate will be 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 via the Discretional Funds (only available for UK Resident students), therefore, this scholarship is in addition to any award they will have received from the Discretional Funds.

Sutherland Page Trust

Applications are now open for the above Trust which exists "to foster and promote University Education in Scotland and to that end make grants available to Undergraduate or Postgraduate students attending a Scottish University" who were either:

  • born in Scotland;
  • have had at least one parent born in Scotland;
  • have been domiciled in Scotland or ordinarily resident in Scotland for three continuous years immediately prior to entry to a Scottish University.

Note: all applicants must have successfully completed the first year of their current course of study in Medicine, Law, Arts, Divinity or Science.

Applications and accompanying documentation are to be returned to the Student Funding Unit, Ground Level, Support Hub (#47 on campus map) no later than 4 pm on Tuesday 27th November 2018.