The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student Fund


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: Varies
  • Value: £300-£500
  • Opens: 1 August 2020
  • Deadline: 30 June 2024
  • Helps with: Living costs, Travel costs, Equipment and study costs
  • Duration: One off award


The fund is to assist EU and International students with one-off, unforeseen emergencies that cannot be met through their savings, income, or sponsorship. The fund is not to replace, or top up, the ongoing funds required to cover living costs whilst studying in the UK.


Is this for you?

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

  • You have fallen into financial hardship due to a one off, unforeseen emergency after starting your course of study with an appropriate funding arrangement in place.
  • You are not eligible to apply to the University Discretionary Fund by virtue of your residence status.
  • A payment of between £300 and £500 from the fund would make a significant contribution to your ability to complete your studies successfully; and
  • You are unable to meet your immediate living costs through your existing funding.

The level of award will be assessed on a case-to-case basis. Awards are around £300-£500 and are to meet immediate short-term living costs. Because of this the fund cannot replace a regular income, savings, or a sponsor. Awards will normally be made in the form of a grant.

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


Student type

Current student

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How to apply

Please email the Funding and Financial Support Team with the following information. If after assessing this information you meet the eligibility criteria of the fund, you will be sent a form to complete and return to be assessed. If the team feel you do not meet the eligibility you will not be invited to apply, so please consider if you meet the eligibility criteria before emailing.

  1. If you hold a Student Visa and you started your course in the last 12 months, you would not usually be eligible to the fund. However, if your finances have been affected by a conflict, major natural disaster, or other exceptional circumstance we can consider an application. Please tell us why you do not have access to the funds you declared when applying for your visa?
  2. How much income/savings do you have access to?
  3. What is the one off, unforeseen emergency you have had?

Please email this information to .

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Contact us

Funding and Financial Support Team  (for enquiries only)