Rest of UK scholarships & bursaries

Closing date for submission of completed payment form for 2020/21:
Friday 16th April 2021

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 after matriculation in October (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 and end of April (if applicable). Please note that 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 2020/21, your first payment for all of the rUK scholarships will be the end of December 2020, with the remaining instalments paid at the end of February 2021, and end of April 2021 (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 the Student Funding Unit. 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. 

Information on your eligibility and terms and conditions for these scholarships is available below:

Students eligible for any of these scholarships above, must ensure that they check their dundee.ac.uk regularly (even in their junk file) for our emails. We only contact you in this way - if you have any email issues, please ensure to contact our IT department to rectify any problems.

If we have not received your completed payment form by the closing date above, you will not receive your scholarship at all for 2020/21.

Sutherland Page Trust - applications are now closed

Batchelor Trust Scholarship-closed to new applications until further notice.

The late Margaret Batchelor passed away in November 2018, and as part of her estate she established the Batchelor Trust, to provide support to students. 

Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust

As the usual Application and Award procedure was suspended earlier this year in light of the COVID19 pandemic, the Trustees have been reviewing how best to deal with this year’s round of funding.

After consultation, it has been agreed that funding be dealt with by way of provision of a small donation to each of the Institutions. The Institutions are being asked to allocate the funds provided to the neediest students at their own discretion subject to the Trust criteria displayed below. We will therefore be distributing these awards at our Panel for Financial Aid when a student has submitted an application for Financial Assistance.

You will need to ensure that you are matriculated as a current student in academic year 2020/21 before applying for financial assistance.

The criteria to be applied is as follows:

Funds can only be awarded to:-

  • undergraduates who will have completed at least one year of study at the time of taking up the award,
  • postgraduates undertaking taught courses, or
  • postgraduates engaged in research for a higher degree.
  1. Awards may be made to students having their ordinary residence in Scotland and studying anywhere in the world (including Scotland) or students having their ordinary residence outside Scotland and studying in Scotland.
  2. Funds must be used to cover expenditure arising from unforeseen contingencies and unexpected circumstances. 
  3. Funds should not be used to cover expenditure which should have been planned at the outset of the course such as required periods abroad or required field courses.  

Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG)

The DSSG is available to students from their second year of the BDS programme. Eligibility is based on your household income which has to be evidenced as being less than £34,000. No Overseas students are eligible to apply. Please see our webpage for more information and how to apply. Applications are now closed for this scholarship for academic year 2020/21.

Bruce Johnston Scholarships- closed for 2020/21

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 (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.