Bill Stronach, Student Funding Adviser
The Funding Advice service exists to provide information and guidance for all students regarding the funding available to them.
Financial Support is generally available to undergraduate students from the UK throughout their course of study. This is made up of fee payments and student loans and prospective students should contact their local funding body.
For students studying courses in Professions Allied to Medicine, fee payments, loans and NHS bursary are paid. Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who are studying for courses in Professions Allied to Medicine and attract an NHS bursary should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for the NHS bursary and fees. They will also apply to their local funding body for the student loan element of their funding package.
The following can be contacted in order to gain information on the funding available:
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) - http://www.saas.gov.uk
Student Finance England - http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk
Student Finance Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Student Finance Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk
Postgraduate and Self Funding students should investigate all possible sources of funding before beginning their chosen course. The majority of postgraduate courses attract no support from the funding bodies. Information about possible funding from trust funds and charities can be found on the following websites -
Educational Grants Advisory Service - www.egas-online.org.uk
Scholarship Search UK - www.scholarship-search.org.uk
CHILDCARE, DISCRETIONARY FUND AND INTERNATIONAL FUNDS
The service also administers two discretionary funds provided by the Scottish Executive. The Childcare Fund is aimed at students who incur childcare costs whilst studying and the Discretionary Fund when students find themselves facing exceptional financial problems. In addition the International Fund is provided by the University and students from outwith the UK must apply to this fund. An application form is completed and submitted with supporting evidence and is then considered at a confidential monthly meeting of the Hardship Committee. It is useful to make an appointment to see the Student Finance Adviser before submitting an application.
Application Forms can be obtained from Student Services
Contact information -
Bill Stronach, Student Funding Adviser, Student Services
Tel: 0131-474-0000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times (by appointment):
Appointments are available throughout the semester either call 0131-474-0000 and ask for Student Services or email: email@example.com
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
Thursday 10 am - 12 pm
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