Discretionary and other financial support funds are now closed to students whose courses end this semester. You may be eligible for Universal Credit after 22 May when your course will have ended. You can find out more about Universal Credit on the UK Government web pages. The Strath Union Advice Hub can provide further information and advice about claiming Universal Credit.
The Discretionary Fund is intended for students who are in, or may be facing, severe financial difficulty. EU and international students are not normally eligible to apply.
Eligibility at a Glance*
- A registered full or part time Undergraduate or Postgraduate student at the University of Strathclyde
- Studying a course with a normal credit load of 30 credits or more
- Applied for and had their application assessed for all statutory funding, including maintenance loans, to which they are entitled (typically SAAS support, the equivalent support from other funding bodies in the rest of the UK.
- Is UK domiciled and meets residency criteria set out in the Education (Access Funds) (Scotland) Determination 2013, or is eligible to receive maintenance support under legislation applicable in other parts of the UK
*Full eligibility can be found in the SAAS Higher Education Discretionary Funds Guidance and the University of Strathclyde Discretionary Fund Assessment Guidance.