Emergency Aid Fund

The Student Financial Support Team administer a short-term, interest-free emergency loan facility to assist in cases of serious and immediate financial hardship.  Registered students can borrow up to a maximum of £100 per day (more in some cases), up to a total of £350.

  • Number of scholarships Varies
  • Value Varies
  • Opens 22 June 2018
  • Deadline 31 July 2019
  • Help with Living costs, Travel costs, Equipment and study costs


A loan from the fund is at the discretion of the adviser after assessing the student’s situation against the following criteria.

  • The student must be a registered student who is on a graduating course with the University of Strathclyde
  • The loan must be to meet essential expenditure that cannot be deferred until receipt of other income (such as Student Loan, stipend, wages). The student may be asked to supply supporting evidence showing the need for the loan.
  • Emergency loans will not be issued to fund tuition fees/tuition fee arrears, library fines or any other money owed to another area of the University. The student should be advised to discuss a payment plan with the relevant area.
  • The student must demonstrate a means of repaying the loan such as wages, student loan, stipend, parental contributions, discretionary fund instalment or discretionary fund award if in the adviser’s view the application will result in an award. The student must be able to supply supporting evidence showing their ability to repay from disposable income.
  • A realistic time scale of repaying the loan must be agreed, this should be manageable for the student. 
  • If you are in the final year of your course you are not eligible to apply for an emergency loan after the course end date regardless of graduation date.

A student can borrow a maximum of £350 from the fund. In very exceptional circumstances a loan for a higher amount may be considered and authorised by the Support & Wellbeing Manager or Senior Student Financial Support Adviser.

It is important that loans are repaid by the agreed date so that we can continue to assist other students in financial difficulty.  You will not be permitted to graduate if you have any outstanding debts to the University. 

You may be refused a loan if you have no source of income due.