Emergency Aid Fund


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: Varies
  • Value: Varies
  • Opens: 22 June 2018
  • Deadline: 1 January 2030
  • Helps with: Living costs, Travel costs


The Funding and Financial Support Team administer a short-term, interest-free emergency loan facility to assist in cases of serious and immediate financial hardship.


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

  • Applicants must be a registered student on a graduating course with the University of Strathclyde
  • The loan must be to meet essential expenditures 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 for repaying the loan must be agreed upon, this is usually within 90 days. 
  • 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 your graduation date.

Loans must be 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.

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science

Levels eligibility

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, Postgraduate Research

Study modes eligibility

Full Time, Part Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish), England or N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland or Wales, International

Student type

Current student

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How to apply

You can apply for an emergency loan through the financial support portal by following this link.


Emergency Aid Fund Policy

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Contact us

Funding and Financial Support Team