Glasgow Perthshire Student Bursaries

Updated Wed Jan 3 10:18:45 GMT 2018

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can apply for a bursary?
A. Students applying for Society bursaries must fulfil the primary eligibility criteria of having a strong connection with Perthshire (or any variations in the name of the shire as might occur through boundary changes, e.g. Perth and Kinross). Decision on eligibility is at the discretion of the Society but would typically include one or more of the following applying to the applicant or at least one of their parents: born in Perthshire; schooled or lived in Perthshire for a significant part of childhood, typically not less than five years.

Q. When can I apply for a bursary?
A. The on-line bursary application system normally opens in March each year and the closing date is normally June 1st. Please check the web site to confirm.

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 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. 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. 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

2018 Bursaries

Applications for 2018 bursaries will open around March 2018. Watch this space.

Application System

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.