Funding your studies

We have a limited number of scholarships, bursaries and grants available to support your studies at Edinburgh Napier University. Depending on the specific award’s eligibility criteria, they can fund living costs, childcare expenses, tuition fees or a specific project that is beneficial to your academic and personal development.

Please note, these funds are separate to the student loans and bursaries available via UK government student finance bodies. For information on eligibility and how to apply for funding from a UK student finance body, please follow the relevant link below:

Current Student?

Find-a-Fund Application Form

Each year the University receives philanthropic funding from a variety benefactors to support students through scholarships and grants. The eligibility criteria required for a student to receive one of these awards is decided in conjunction with the benefactors. 

Current students can submit a Find-a-Fund Application Form, which will match you to the available philanthropic funds you may be eligible for. This means you can be confident that you have explored all the philanthropic funding options available to you at Edinburgh Napier University.

To submit a Find-a-Fund Application, click here to download the application form and email a completed copy, along with copies of all required documentation, to findafund@napier.ac.uk. An outcome to your application will be provided via email. Please allow up to 28 days for your application to be assessed.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact findafund@napier.ac.uk.


Discretionary and Childcare Funding
Current Edinburgh Napier University students may also be eligible to apply to the discretionary and childcare funds that are supported through Scottish Funding Council or University budget. Due to the specific eligibility criteria of these funds, they are separate to the Find-a-Fund Application Form and require their own application processes. Please use the links below to find more information on the other funds you may also wish to apply to.

  • Discretionary Fund 
    Available to students from the UK who are concerned about not having enough funds available for their living costs. Students can also apply for this fund if they satisfy the SAAS residence conditions to be treated in the same way as a UK student for student funding purposes. Nursing and midwifery students are not eligible to apply for this fund (see Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund). 

  • Childcare Fund
    Available to students from the UK who require support paying fees from registered childcare providers while studying at Edinburgh Napier University. Students can also apply for this fund if they satisfy the SAAS residence conditions to be treated in the same way as a UK student for student funding purposes. Nursing and midwifery students are not eligible to apply for this fund (see Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund). 

  • Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund 
    Available to pre-registration nursing and midwifery students from the UK who are concerned about not having enough funds available for their living costs and/or paying fees from registered childcare providers while studying at Edinburgh Napier University. Qualifying students can also apply for this fund if they satisfy the SAAS residence conditions to be treated in the same way as a UK student for student funding purposes.

  • Access Bursary
    Available to students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who have a Residual Household Income of less than £42,601, have started their programme of study in or after September 2012 and are paying the full rest of UK level of fees.

  • Merit Bursary
    Available to students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales who started their Undergraduate programme of study in or after September 2015,  achieve BBB or higher in their A-Levels and accepted Edinburgh Napier University as their Firm choice via UCAS.

Planning to study with us?

We have a limited number of funds that you may be able to apply for before starting at Edinburgh Napier University. A full list is available below, which can be filtered using the search bar.

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