Carnegie Trust: Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants

  • Bachelor
  • Up to
  • 1 December 2022

Carnegie Trust is prepared to consider applications for assistance with tuition fees by students of Scottish birth, parentage or schooling for courses leading to a first degree at a Scottish university. The scheme aims to support students who are not eligible to receive government funding towards the costs of their tuition fees following withdrawal from a previous course of study, academic repeats or because of their residence status. Applicants must demonstrate that their financial circumstances will hinder access to their chosen course of study when making a request for funding to the Carnegie Trust.


To be considered for this grant you must: • Reside in Scotland at the time of applying and have completed at least two full years of secondary education in Scotland, OR be able to demonstrate (to the Trustees satisfaction) a substantial and recent connection to Scotland on the basis of residency, education (excluding university level education) or upbringing; • Be entitled to remain indefinitely in the UK; OR o have Limited Leave to Remain under a visa that is valid for the entire duration of the course; OR o be an asylum seeker; • Not be eligible for public funds (e.g. grants or loans) towards the cost of tuition fees, whether in Scotland, the UK or overseas; • Live in a low income household; • Not have already graduated with a university degree (see Course eligibility) When you apply you must: • Have an unconditional offer for , OR be a continuing student on, a full-time, part-time or distance learning undergraduate degree course in academic year 2022-23 at one of the following institutions: o universities: Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt, Highlands and Islands, Queen Margaret, Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and West of Scotland; o the Glasgow School of Art; o the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; OR • Have an unconditional offer for, OR be a continuing student on, a full-time, part-time or distance learning undergraduate degree course validated by one of these universities but delivered at a different institution located in Scotland (for example: Scotland’s Rural College or an FE College that delivers degree level courses).

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Grant value: up to £1820 for the cost of tuition fees


• All applications are made online. • Before you apply, complete the eligibility checker to make sure you are eligible to apply. Based on your answers, if you appear to be eligible, the Apply now button will appear. Use this to access the online application form, available as long as the scheme is open for applications. • Note: the result of the eligibility checker is indicative only and there is no guarantee that your application will be successful on the basis of the eligibility checker. The final outcome of your application will be determined by the information entered in your application and by the supporting evidence you provide. • Once you have submitted your complete application, you will receive an automatic reply confirming we have received it. You may need to check your spam folder for this email. If you do not receive this confirmation e-mail within 10 minutes, contact the Trust.

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