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 after matriculation in October (using their 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 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.

Batchelor Trust Scholarship

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. During the Covid 19 pandemic the Trustees have agreed to widen the criteria to use the fund to support students who are in extreme financial difficulty, and may not be able to continue their studies due to financial problems during this period, up to a maximum of £2,000. Your Batchelor Trust Scholarship Application should be returned via email to marked Batchelor Trust Scholarship.

Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust

Applications have been suspended for the above Trust. We received the below from the Trustees:

With the decision to transition from the ‘contain’ to ‘delay’ phase to prevent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Trustees are aware that most institutions are now closed to students for the foreseeable future and staff are working from home.

Following various enquiries about the difficulty this poses in submitting Applications in the normal way this year, the Trustees have reluctantly taken the decision to defer Applications for the time being.  The 30th April deadline will no longer apply and Applications should not be submitted. Once the situation improves and arrangements are clearer, the Trustees will consult and agree how best to deal with this year’s round of funding. Details will be proved when known.