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 (using their dundee.ac. uk email account) 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). 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 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.

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.