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 will close 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

The Housing Support Fund 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. 

 

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.