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Alternative Funding

Charities, trust funds, bursaries and scholarships are alternative sources of funding which might be available to you.

You can access the University of Dundee 4 Learning database which enables you to search for alternative funding available both locally and nationally.

Your local library will hold an index in their reference section.

The Thomas & Margaret Roddan Trust

If you wish to make an application to the above Trust, please email Karen Stulka for a copy of the application form and personal statement form.

The Trustees are prepared to consider applications for bursaries on the following basis:-

1. Bursaries will, in general, range from £500 to £3,000 and may be awarded to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study, postgraduates undertaking taught courses or postgraduates engaged in research for a higher degree.

2. Awards may be made to students having their ordinary residence in Scotland and studying anywhere in the world (including Scotland) or students having their ordinary residence outside Scotland and studying in Scotland.

3. Applications must be signed by the applicant and countersigned by a member of the University staff holding a senior academic or administrative appointment (Dr Neale Laker).

4. Applications received by us here (the Trustees office) after Friday 3rd June 2016 will not be eligible for consideration. This requirement is absolute and no exceptions will be allowed.

5. The Trustees can only deal with one correspondent at each University or Institution of Higher Learning and applications must come through Academic Corporate Governance however many Faculties or Departments are involved. Applications sent in by students themselves cannot be considered.

6.Not more than ten applications from any University or Institution can be considered.

7. It would be helpful to the Trustees if guidance could be given as to which applicants are the most deserving.

8. Every effort will be made to intimate the results of applications by 31st July.2016.

9. Notwithstanding the foregoing the Trustees remain willing to consider, as they have in the past, applications made at any time in circumstances of acute unforeseen hardship.

Only applications made on the official application and personal statement forms will be considered.

Completed applications must reach Karen Stulka by no later than Friday 13 May 2016.

2015/16 RIBA Student Hardship Funds

The 2015/16 RIBA Student Hardship Funds are now open for applications. The purposes of the RIBA Student Hardship Funds are to:

  • Alleviate financial hardship of students of architecture
  • Assist students financially in gaining professional experience
  • Widen participation in architectural education
  • Reduce student drop-out rates

Grants of up to £2,000 are awarded to help architectural students who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship to continue their studies. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Any students of architecture who are struggling financially can explore these funds further at:

Sutherland Page Trust

The Trustee of The Sutherland Page Trust invites applications from Under-Graduates or Post-Graduates studying courses in Medicine, Law, Arts, Divinity or Science who have successfully completed the first year of their course, and who are attending a Scottish University.

Applications will be considered individually, and the amount of an award will be at the discretion of the Trustee. However, the Trust funds are limited.

Only students who were born in Scotland, or who have at least one parent born in Scotland, or, who are resident in Scotland for at least three continuous years prior to entry to a Scottish University need apply.

Application forms are available below, and these should be returned, together with the necessary documentation, to the Student Funding Unit by 4 pm on Tuesday 24th November 2015.

Commercial credit

Commercial credit may be your only option to fund a course, particularly at postgraduate level. Many banks offer a government-backed educational loan scheme.

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number [3313]. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

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