Glasgow Perthshire Student Bursaries

Updated Tue Jul 4 22:07:13 BST 2017

Student Bursaries - Summary

Student bursaries are available to students from Perthshire (or with close associations to Perthshire) who are attending one of Glasgow's universities or colleges.

Bursaries are normally only awarded for the duration of undergraduate studies, up to a maximum of five years.

There are a limited number of bursaries available each year, typically around six, but the number is dependent on a variety of factors.

Bursary Application Schedule/Progress

  • Opening-Closing Dates: Upon receipt of the hard copy version of an application an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to the applicant - COMPLETED
  • Late May/Early June: References for applicants will be requested - COMPLETED
  • Late June/July: Await receipt of all references - COMPLETE
  • Mid August: Applicants will be contacted by the Bursary Coordinator to confirm that they have received any necessary examination results and will be taking up their university/college place
  • Late August/Early September: The Board of Directors will finalise decisions on the awards. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified
  • September: The Treasurer will contact successful applicants and existing bursars during September to arrange payment
  • October: All bursary payments should have been made

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When are bursaries awarded?
A. The Board of Directors will award bursaries, using a formalised scoring system based on a number of criteria, as soon as all references have been received. This is usually towards the end of August or early September but may be earlier or later. Applicants should check their e-mail regularly and check this web site or the Society Facebook/Twitter/RSS feeds for updates on the status of applications etc.

Q. Do I have to reapply each year for a bursary?
A. No. Assuming satisfactory academic performance your bursary will continue for the duration of your course, to a maximum of five years. Around May/June each year the Bursary Coordinator will e-mail bursars to request a copy of their SAAS Award letter for the coming year.

Q. If I change course do I have to reapply for a bursary?
A. You do not need to reapply, but you must inform the Bursary Coordinator if you plan to change course. The Board will need to approve the course change for the continuation of your bursary. Only in very unusual circumstances would approval not be given.

Q. What is the value of the bursary?
A. The value of the bursary is set each year by the Board and may vary from time to time, but recently it has been five hundred pounds per annum.

Q. What happens if I repeat a year or drop out?
A. You must notify the Society immediately of any change of circumstances which could affect your eligibility to continue to receive a bursary. It is at the discretion of the Society as to whether your bursary will continue, be suspended while you repeat a year, or if you will have to repay all or part of a bursary already awarded if you decide to give up your studies.

Q. How and when is the Bursary paid?
A. Bursaries are paid as an annual lump sum, either by cheque sent to your home address, or by direct bank transfer. Bursaries are normally paid in late September, but this may be delayed if we have not received references (for new bursars) or a copy of your current SAAS award letter (for all bursars) by then. Please note, we need to see a copy of your SAAS award letter, not your letter from the Student Loans Company Ltd.

Application Status

2017 Bursaries

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Bursary Documents

The document below contains the Terms and Conditions for student bursaries. It is available in HTML and PDF format for downloading and printing.

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Existing Bursars: please use the Bursary Co-ordinator's direct e-mail address.

New enquiries about Student Bursaries may be sent using the Bursary Coordinator Contact Form.