Undergraduate and postgraduate discretionary fund

If you are a full-time, part-time or postgraduate student and find you are struggling to meet the cost of living e.g. paying for foods, bills, travel etc you may be eligible to apply to the above discretionary funds for extra assistance. This fund is an income-assessed, non-repayable grant. To be considered for this fund, you are expected to have taken out the full student loan and any other support to which you are entitled.

It should be noted that the Discretionary Funds are there to assist students whose access to, or continuation in, education may be inhibited by financial considerations, or where students, for whatever reasons, including physcial or other disability, face financial difficulties.

Students in receipt of a Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary are not eligible for assistance from the Discretionary Fund.

An application form for 2017/18 can be downloaded here or you can get one from your local UHI college or research institution. Please note that applications can be made using an online form at the following colleges:

  • Argyll College UHI
  • Inverness College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • West Highland College UHI

Applications must be made at the UHI college or research institution where you are enrolled, or online if that is one of the colleges listed above.

Your local student support team will provide help and advice in completing your application.