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Financial Support Funds

By EThompson 27 May 2022

There are a number of funds and support initiatives available to UofG students.  These are administered by the Registry Financial Aid Team. Be sure to check if you are eligible and remember to ask for help if you find yourself in financial difficulty.

Key points

  • Applications must include supporting documents e.g. tenancy agreements, bank statements etc.
  • All funds are means tested.
  • All awards are processed on MyCampus and paid as grants via bank transfer.
  • Support is not available for tuition fees

Discretionary & Childcare Funds

  • For UK students in receipt of Student Loans (when eligible).
  • Means tested application plus documentary evidence which demonstrates financial hardship, including that which is the result of the cost of living crisis.
  • Can support living costs and registered childcare.
  • Students who are Carers, Care Experienced, Estranged, Mature, Part-Time or who have children are identified as SAAS priority groups and eligible for enhanced funding.
  • Can assist with financial hardship on a one-off basis or over the course of the academic year.

Emergency Hardship Fund

EU and International Students

  • Application form should clearly demonstrate financial hardship resulting from unforeseen circumstances, COVID-19 or difficulty securing employment.
  • Emergency support available, where unforeseen circumstances have impacted finances, including the cost of living crisis.
  • Helpful if any link between financial hardship and COVID-19 is highlighted on the application.

Laptop Loan Scheme

In addition to the IT facilities and services available on campus, the University of Glasgow can also assist students who require a laptop for their studies.  Students can request a laptop on a long-term loan basis from the University of Glasgow.

UK students should apply for the Discretionary Fund first, then request a laptop.  Students can request a laptop immediately after applying for the Discretionary Fund.

EU/International students can request a laptop via the loan scheme without prior fund application.

Request form available on Financial Aid Team webpages.

Laptops typically issued until the end of the academic session and loans can be extended into following academic year.

Rent Guarantor Scheme

For students looking for accommodation in the private sector

The University of Glasgow can act as guarantor for students unable to secure a UK-based guarantor themselves.

University of Glasgow can act as guarantor for the length of the academic year and students can apply every year.

Application form available online, some supporting documents required (proof of funding and property safety).

Landlord or accommodation provider must sign the University of Glasgow’s official Rent Guarantee Agreement. Check this with landlord/provider before applying.  University of Glasgow cannot sign any other paperwork or complete online letting agent agreements.