Find-a-Fund Application System

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 log in to our new Find-a-Fund Application System, which uses your student record and application questions to 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.

The scholarships and grants awarded through the Find-a-Fund Application Form include (but are not limited to):

  • Dame Joan Stringer Mobility Fund
  • EnCourage Scholarship
  • Roger and Jean Miller Nursing Scholarship
  • Santander Universities Scholarship
  • Springford Family Scholarship
  • The Student Grant Initiative

Funding is limited and the application process is competitive so it is important that you fully complete the application and provide all required documentation to give yourself the best chance of an award.

An outcome to your Find-a-Fund 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 Find-a-Fund Application System, please do not hesitate to contact

Other Extra Funding

You may also be eligible to apply directly for other funding available. There are many ways to fund your study at Edinburgh Napier University, including student loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships. You can look through ones managed by The Student Funding team below. 

Care Experienced Bursary

This Bursary is intended to help eligible students towards any study-related costs, including general living costs, travel costs, books and course materials or field trips as appropriate.

Value of bursary

Up to £1000. This is a one-off payment for the year of application/award.

Am I eligibile?

To be eligible to apply for this bursary you must: be a currently matriculated UK student at Edinburgh Napier University be a British national and resident in the UK have been looked after in the UK care system e.g. in foster care or cared for by social workers, designated teachers, education welfare officers, family placement managers or other equivalent situations be able to provide written evidence of having been in the UK care system

How do I apply?

Applications are accepted throughout the academic year between September and May and you can apply via Find-a-Fund here.  Full details of the policy, eligibility criteria and other information are on Find-a-Fund. 

Application status

Applications OPEN. To apply for the Access bursary, please click here to submit your application via our Find-a-Fund.

Coming from College Bursary - CLOSED

The Coming from College Bursary aims to support eligible Scottish College 3rd Year Direct Entry students with help towards travel and study costs.

Value of Award

£300 in 3rd year

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a student from a Scottish College entering directly into year 3 of a degree programme, and
  • You have taken out the maximum SAAS student loan available to you, and
  • You reside in a SIMD20* postcode (*Click here to find out if an area is deprived), and
  • You will be a matriculated student of Edinburgh Napier University entering the University in September 2022, and
  • You are registered on a full-time undergraduate course

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility please email

How do I apply?

Students who are eligible for the Coming from College Bursary and meet the criteria for applicants will be identified from their UCAS Application form by the Widening Access Team. Eligible students will be informed by email that they are eligible and will be invited to apply via Find a Fund.

Application status

Applications CLOSED.