Scotland 2015/16 - grants and loans
Date of publication: 2016
Grants - note: 69 % of students at Scottish institutions received a bursary, grant or loan (2013/14)
Need-based grant (euro): max 2158
Merit-based grant (euro): -
Student grantsFundamental changes to the student support package were introduced in the academic year 2013/14.
Both grants and loans are available to full-time students depending on circumstances. The 'Young Student’s Bursary' of up to GBP 1 875 per year is available to students from low income backgrounds. The ‘Independent Students’ Bursary’ of up to GBP 875 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.
LoansMany students take out loans. Depending on household income, young students can borrow a maximum of GBP 5 750 per year. Likewise, independent students can borrow a maximum of GBP 6 750 per year. All students can borrow GBP 4 750 per year irrespective of household income.
Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017