Scholarships & funding opportunities

The Lady Eileen McDonald EU & International Student Fund

The fund is to assist EU and International Students who have fallen into financial hardship after starting their course. If you started your course with suitable funding in place and now find yourself in financial hardship you could be eligible to apply.

Discretionary and other financial support funds closed on Friday 11th June 2021 to students who are due to complete their course in June 2021. This is to allow time for applications to be assessed before your student record completes.

  • Number of scholarships Varies
  • Value Varies
  • Opens 1 August 2020
  • Deadline 1 January 2030
  • Help with Living costs, Travel costs, Equipment and study 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:

  • You have fallen into financial hardship 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 from the fund would make a significant contribution to your ability to continue your studies successfully; and
  • You are unable to meet your immediate living costs 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 living costs. 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.

Application for Financial Support

University of Strathclyde Discretionary Fund Assessment Guidance