Here we provide guidance on funding for Scottish, EU and student from the rest of the UK. (Find out more about funding for international (non-EU) students.)

Students from Scotland and the EU

If you are a first degree student and ordinarily resident in Scotland, you are eligible for your tuition fees to be paid by the Scottish Government by applying to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

Tuition fees

Full-time Scottish domiciled students and non-UK EU students must apply for the payment of their tuition fees each year. You will need to complete an online application by the required deadline with SAAS.  EU student tuition fee funding for students starting in 2017 and 2018 has been guaranteed by the Scottish government for the duration of their course.

You can make your funding application from April onwards. We advise you to make your application early and by 30 June to ensure that your funding is in place for the start of your course.

Student loans and bursaries

Student loans are the main source of support towards living costs although Young Student Bursary & Independent Student Bursary support may also be available depending on household income.

Information about bursaries and loans for students who live in Scotland can be found on the Student Awards Agency for Scotland website: http://www.saas.gov.uk/ 

EU students are not normally entitled to living cost support from SAAS, this would come from their own country.

EU citizens who have been resident in Scotland for three or more years (not for the purposes of full-time education) may be eligible for living cost support. Please consult the SAAS website for further information.

Undergraduate nursing students from Scotland

Students that study a Nursing degree program will receive a non-repayable, non means tested bursary as living cost support. This currently stands at £6,578 per year for years 1-3 of the program, in year 4 this will reduce to £4,934. Students apply to SAAS for this support.

 

Students from England

Tuition fee loans

England domiciled students can apply to the Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan up to the full cost of their programme of study. This Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University.

Student living cost loans

Maintenance loans for living cost are available to students who are due to start their studies. Maintenance grants will no longer be available however the maximum maintenance support for students from low-income households will be increased. Further information about loans for students who live in England can be found on the Student Finance England website: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

 QMU bursaries

Undergraduate students from England may be entitled to a QMU bursary depending on household income.

Find out more about scholarships for new students scholarship section.

Students from Wales

Tuition fees

Student Finance Wales supports students studying in other parts of the UK through a combination of Tuition Fee Grant & Tuition Fee loan.

Living cost grants and loans

Student Finance Wales supports student living costs through Maintenance Loans. Maintenance Grants are also available to students, depending on household income.

Information about grants and loans for students who live in Wales can be found on the Student Finance Wales website: http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

QMU bursaries

Undergraduate students from Wales may be entitled to a QMU bursary depending on household income.

Find out more about scholarships for new students scholarship section.

Northern Ireland

Tuition fee loans

Northern Ireland domiciled students can apply to the Student Finance Northern Ireland for a tuition fee loan up to the full cost of their programme of study. The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University.

Living cost loans

Student Finance Northern Ireland supports student living costs through Maintenance Loans. Maintenance Grants are also available to students, depending on household income.

Information about grants and loans for students who live in Northern Ireland can be found on the Student Finance Northern Ireland website: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/.

QMU bursaries

Undergraduate students from Northern Ireland may be entitled to a QMU bursary depending on household income.

Find out more about scholarships for new students scholarship section.

Funding Enquiries

The University offers a Funding Advice Service for all students.

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Funding Enquiries

Bill Stronach Student Funding Adviser
0131 474 0000