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 Student Funding and Money

Our Student Funding team provides information, guidance and support to a wide number of students and helps them apply to a range of funding packages and childcare support.​​​

Government Funding

Students from the UK should ensure that they have applied for all applicable funding available to them. 
Click on above for further details. The Student Funding Team can assist if you are having problems sourcing
the correct Government Funding.

Are you eligible for extra Money?

You may be able to apply for some extra funding to help with money difficulties. Click on funds above for
further details.

International & EU Crisis Fund

The University has set aside limited funds to assist EU and international students in unexpected financial difficulty.

The fund allows for the provision of short-term financial support which may enable a student to complete their studies or allow the time needed for them to regain stability in their financial arrangements and continue their studies in future sessions. Applications meriting support might include occasions where a sponsor is suddenly unable to provide support, a temporary delay in a living cost allowance or where financial support is stopped because of a sudden change in political/social situation in their home country or where a student unexpectedly and urgently needed to return home for family reasons.

Students who are experiencing financial difficulties for any other reason should refer to Find a Fund​.


Ensure that you have filled out the form fully and that you supply copies of all the required documentation. Failure to do so could delay your application being processed. For further details, please refer to the policy document. A list of the documents required is listed on the application form​.

Completed forms must be submitted by using your student email address not your personal email address to

You must ensure that the documents you supply with your application are scanned and attached to the email. If you have any questions please email​​

The fund is currently open.

Debt Management & Financial Literacy

ENSA Advice

The ENSA Advice service at Edinburgh Napier Students' Association (ENSA) works like a Citizens’ Advice Bureau
tailored specifically to the needs of Edinburgh Napier students. For advice on debt and money management,
state benefits and housing and tenancy rights you can phone 0131 229 8791 for an appointment or email

SAAS Notification

Continuing students

Continuing students who are in receipt of a SAAS award need to re-apply each academic year on the
SAAS website.
You will need:
  • A valid email address
  • Your SAAS reference number
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your bank sort code and account number
  • Your institution and course details
For any queries regarding SAAS funding please contact:
Student Awards Agency Scotland
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
EH11 3UT
0300 555 0505

Student loans

Am I eligible for a Student Loan?

For most students studying a full-time undergraduate course, the main support for living costs is through
a low interest student loan, which is partly income-assessed.

To be eligible for a loan, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are studying on a full-time undergraduate course that qualifies for a loan
  • You meet UK residence eligibility conditions (for details contact the funding body applicable to your
    UK home country as detailed in section “How do I apply” below)

International and EU students

Unless you have been living in the UK for 3 full years before the start of your first course of study, you will not
be entitled to a Student Loan. If you are not sure of your residency status you can confirm your situation
with the Student Awards Agency for Scotland by calling 0300 555 0505 or email
The British Council's Education UK  website has a facility allowing international students, from both inside
and outside the EU, to search for, and gain advice on, scholarships.

How do I apply?

If your home is in Scotland check out the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
If you are from England visit Government UK
If you are from Northern Ireland visit the Student Finance Northern Ireland
If you are from Wales visit the Student Finance Wales

When will I get my loan/bursary?

If your application has been assessed, your student loan should be with you on the first day of term (providing we have confirmed your attendance), or 2-3 days after we confirm your attendance –whichever date is later.

Has the university confirmed my attendance?

Please visit your eStudent records and the Financial Support section, which should provide you with the date notification was sent to the SLC. 

What if I haven’t yet received my first instalment?

If you have not yet received a payment you should ensure that you have fully matriculated, have signed your online declaration and ensured the SLC have a valid National Insurance number (NINO) for you.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of non-payment of your loan/bursary you should consider your eligibility to apply for help from the Discretionary Fund.  Full details of criteria and how to apply can be found under Discretionary Fund.

What if I don't qualify?

If you cannot get funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance England, Wales or
Northern Ireland you may be able to apply for other types of funding. 

Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships

For full details visit Study with us -Bursaries and scholarships on the main Napier website. 


One-to-one guidance

Due to Covid19 we will not be able to have face to face drop-in appointments on campus, so we are moving to Skype and WebEx for face to face appointments. These start from the start of term in September 2020 until May 2021.

These will be:

Every Wednesday

10am - 11a
11.15am - 12:30pm
2pm - 4pm  

You book these via myFutures.  ​

If you would like to discuss your finances with a Student Funding Team please email | Edinburgh Napier Mobile App