Financial support

Students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales studying in Scotland are able to apply for living cost grants and student loans from their home funding body. We also offer financial support and scholarships that you may be able to apply for.

Student loans and grants

Most UK students are eligible for a student loan to help with living costs.

Disabled students’ allowance (DSA)

DSA is available for students with specific learning difficulties, medical conditions or disabilities. The fund is to help with any extra costs students with a disability may have while studying.

Applying for funding

You should apply for all student loans, grants and financial support at the same time as you apply for your funding for tuition fees. You’ll need to apply for these every year that you study.

Contact your relevant student finance body website for more information:


You may be eligible to get some help with the cost of studying here by applying to one of our scholarships.

Financial support from Edinburgh Napier University

We offer a range of financial support which can help you through your studies at Edinburgh Napier.

Discretionary Fund

The Discretionary Fund helps eligible students who are in financial difficulty to attend their course.

These funds are limited and you’re expected to have exhausted all other sources of funding, such as student loans, grants, bursaries and bank overdrafts, before applying for assistance.

Help is available towards accommodation, general living costs, essential course costs and travel costs.

Childcare Fund

The Childcare Fund provides help with the cost of registered childcare costs to allow eligible students to attend their course.

Access bursary

If you normally live in England, Northern Ireland or Wales and have an annual household income of less than approximately £42,600, you may be eligible for our Access Bursary of up to £2,000 for each year of your studies.

Merit bursary

You may be eligible for our Merit Bursary of up to £1,000 for each year of your studies. Students who achieve BBB at A-level or equivalent and who accept Edinburgh Napier as their firm choice via UCAS will be eligible to receive the bursary which can be combined with the Access bursary.

External funding options

Additional funding from charitable trusts, bursaries and scholarships are available to all students. Websites such as Scholarship Search and Student Cashpoint have information and advice.

Part-time work

You might want to get a part-time job to support you while you study — our free careers service is always happy to help. However, we don't recommend that you work more than 15 hours a week during term time.

Help and advice

For help and advice on fees and funding call 0333 900 6040 or contact: