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Emergency Loan Fund

Emergency Loan Fund

You can apply to the University for an Emergency Loan if you suddenly find yourself in financial difficulty.
Awarding Body
Robert Gordon University
Value
Dependent on individual circumstances

Overview

As these funds are extremely limited, the maximum loan that can be made is capped at £600.

Emergency loans are available on a discretionary basis to assist students with an immediate financial crisis.

Emergency loans are not grants and must be repaid nor are they a solution to long term underfunding or cash-flow problems.

Repayments

Emergency loans are interest free. A repayment date will be agreed during the meeting, taking into account when future income is expected. It may be possible to set up a repayment plan.

Students who fail to repay an emergency loan may:

  • experience registration delays
  • be refused future loans
  • be referred to the University's External Debt Collection Agency to recover the outstanding sum and this may adversely affect your credit rating. You will also be liable for any additional recovery costs.

Eligibility

Eligible Countries of Residence

All Eligible Countries
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Wales
  • Zimbabwe

If your country is not listed, you may still be eligible for this loan.

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus
  • Online Learning
  • Blended

Mode of Study

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Subject Area

  • All Subjects

Other Requirements

You should familiarise yourself with the following terms and conditions before applying for an emergency loan:

  • Emergency loans are only issued to students registered on a full time course
  • Emergency loans are only issued for essential maintenance costs such as food, travel to and from University, essential medical costs and essential consumables/toiletries.
  • Emergency loans will not be issued to fund tuition fees, library fines or any other fines which could have been avoided.
  • if you are in the final year of your course you are not eligible to apply for an emergency loan after your course end date regardless of graduation date.
  • additional information may be requested to support your application.

How to Apply

Students requiring an Emergency Loan should come to one of our drop-in sessions held between 10:00 – 13:00 at the Student Help Point on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term-time.

Students unable to attend any of the sessions or who require a loan outwith these times should contact Student Finance.

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