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.  

  • 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


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.