Rest of UK scholarships & bursaries

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

  • Discover 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 are generally around the end of November, end of February and end of April, but amounts and dates will be confirmed in your emails.

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 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

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.

Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust

This bursary is open to all eligible students who are experiencing financial hardship.  To receive an application form, please email Karen Stulka: k.f.stulka@dundee.ac.uk . Completed applications must be with Karen by no later than Friday 11th May 2018.

The Trustees are prepared to consider applications for bursaries on the following basis: 

  1. Bursaries will, in general, range from £500 to £3,000 and may be awarded to:
  • undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study;
  • postgraduates undertaking taught courses; or
  • postgraduates engaged in research for a higher degree.

Please note that undergraduate students in their final year of study are not eligible to apply unless they will be continuing on at the University of Dundee to study towards a postgraduate degree.

      2. 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.

      3. Trustees will not favour applications to cover expenditure which should have been planned at the outset of the course such as required periods abroad or required field courses.  They are more likely to favour applications to cover expenditure arising from unforeseen contingencies and unexpected circumstances, or to meet the costs of specific material needs.

      4. Applications must be signed by the applicant and countersigned by a member of the University staff holding a senior academic or administrative appointment (for the University of Dundee this will be Dr Neale Laker, Director of Academic & Corporate Governance).

      5. The Trustees can only deal with one correspondent at each University or Institution of Higher Learning and applications must come through Academic & Corporate Governance however many Schools are involved. Applications sent in to the Trustees by students themselves cannot be considered.

      6. Not more than ten applications from any University or Institution can be considered. 

      7. Every effort will be made to intimate the results of applications by 31st July 2018. 

      8. Notwithstanding the foregoing the Trustees remain willing to consider, as they have in the past, applications made at any time in circumstances of acute unforeseen hardship.

      9. A properly completed application would be looked at favourable by the Trustees. 

Only applications made on the official form will be considered.