Scholarships & funding opportunities

Housing Support Fund

The Housing Support Fund is provided by the University to address urgent student housing needs. If you are a current student threatened with homelessness owing to financial hardship, wellbeing reasons or other circumstances beyond your control you should apply for help.

Discretionary and other financial support funds closed on Friday 17th July 2020 to PGT students who are due to complete their course in August or September. This is to allow time for applications to be assessed before your student record completes.

  • Number of scholarships Varies
  • Value Varies
  • Opens 29 July 2019
  • Deadline 1 January 2030
  • Help with Living costs
  • Duration One off award

Eligibility

Is this for you?

Registered students of the University shall be eligible to apply to the Fund if they meet the following criteria:

  • A payment from the fund would make a significant contribution to your ability to continue your studies successfully; and
  • You have an urgent housing need that can be addressed through an award by the fund; and
  • You are unable to meet the immediate costs of your housing needs through your existing funding.

The level of award will be judged on a case to case basis. Awards are around £300-£500 and are intended to meet immediate short term housing need. Because of this the fund cannot be used to replace a regular income. Awards will normally be made in the form of a grant.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Application for Financial Support form if you wish to apply for financial support. You only need to submit one application (and one set of supporting documents) and our assessing team will assess your circumstances and eligibility across all of the funds we administer (Housing Support Fund, Mature Students Hardship Fund, University of Strathclyde Covid-19 Hardship Fund, The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student Fund and Discretionary Fund). 
  2. Please complete the application, ensure you include all income and expenditure.  We cannot assess an incomplete application.  You must provide all the documents needed or your application will be delayed.  Please provide photocopies, originals will not be returned.

This is a fillable PDF form. We recommend downloading the form first and saving a copy to your PC. You can then fill in the required information using Adobe Acrobat (free Adobe Reader). Remember to save your form at regular intervals so you don’t lose your information and remember to send your completed form.

Application for Financial Support

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be emailed to

financial-support-applications@strath.ac.uk   

Due to staff remote working, we are unable to accept hard copies of applications. You cannot post or drop off applications. 

University of Strathclyde Discretionary Fund Assessment Guidance