Financial support and advice

Posted 4 months ago

There are multiple schemes available to you as a student

Did you know the University administers a number of schemes to support eligible students with financial support for the cost of living and study?

There is a Discretionary and Childcare Fund, the Hardship Fund, the Laptop Loan Scheme and the Rent Guarantor Scheme amongst others.

For eligibility criteria and application details please visit the Registry- Financial Aid web page.

In response to the cost of living crisis the University has created a one-stop shop web page to signpost students to support available. Visit University of Glasgow - MyGlasgow - MyGlasgow Students - Cost of living support

If you are worried about money or would like impartial advice around budgeting, please consult resources such as:

  • The Student Representative Council Advice Centre can assist students with budgeting, managing their money and also often help students to negotiate repayment plans for debts with creditors including the University.
  • Money Advice Scotland offer impartial advice and support to people with debts and assist in improving financial capability.
  • Money Helper offers impartial online financial advice aimed specifically at students.
  • Step Change provide impartial debt support and advice.
  • Citizens Advice Scotland provide impartial advice and support on a wide range of subjects, including finances.
  • BetBlocker is software that is aimed at tackling problem gambling and can be installed for free on any device. BetBlocker will prevent the user from accessing thousands of gambling sites.

Financial safety

Remember - if you see something that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be aware of potential scams and always exercise caution whenever you are asked for money online. Police Scotland has some good advice on staying safe online.