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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
Dependent on individual circumstances


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.


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:


Eligible Countries of Residence

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:

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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