Scholarships & funding opportunities

Mature Students Hardship Fund

Are you a mature student currently studying at Strathclyde? Are you struggling Financially? you may be eligible for help from the Mature Students Hardship Fund. 

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, £500-£1000
  • Opens 12 March 2019
  • Deadline 1 January 2030
  • Help with Living costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration One off award


The Mature Students Hardship 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. 


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

  • are aged 21 or over at the start of their current course of study.
  • started their course with an appropriate funding arrangement in place but have fallen into hardship
  • if eligible, have applied to the Discretionary Fund for support
  • If eligible, have applied for all statutory funding (Student loan, bursary, cost of living grant)
  • or they have been recommended for support from the Fund by the Student Support Team on the basis of urgent or exceptional circumstances
  • a payment from the fund will make a significant contribution to the student’s ability to continue their studies successfully.

Further Information

Level and Number of Awards

The level of award will be judged on a case to case basis but awards are likely to be around £500-£1000 to assist students in overcoming short term hardship. Because of this, the fund cannot be used to replace a regular income. Awards will be made until the fund has been exhausted.

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact the Funding and Financial Support team:

0141 548 2753  (for enquiries only)