Scotland 2013/14 - grants and loans
Date of publication: 2014
Grants - note: 47 % of students at Scottish institutions received a bursary, grant or loan (2011/12)
Need-based grant (euro): max 2158
Merit-based grant (euro): -
Both grants and loans are available to students depending on circumstances. The ‘Young Student’s Bursary' of up
to GBP 1 750 per year is available to students from low income backgrounds. The ‘Independent Students’ Bursary’
of up to GBP 750 per year is available to students over the age of 25 or who are living with a partner. Other grants
also exist for students with disabilities.
Many students take out loans. Depending on household income, young students can borrow a maximum of
GBP 5 500 per year. Likewise, independent students can borrow a maximum of GBP 6 500 per year. All students
can borrow GBP 4 500 per year irrespective of household income.
Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017