Independent Student Bursary (ISB)

Independent Student Bursary (ISB)

Students can access further bursaries from SAAS depending on their circumstances.

Awarding Body
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Up to £1,000 per year


You will be eligible to apply for the Independent Students’ Bursary of £1,000 a year if your household income is £20,999 or less a year and you meet the other eligibility conditions. If your household income is over £21,000 a year, you will not qualify for ISB and your living cost support will be entirely through a student loan.

Support package for Independent Students

Household income Bursary Loan Total
£0 to £20,999 £1,000 £6,750 £7,750
£21,000 to £23,999 £0 £6,750 £6,750
£24,000 to £33,999 £0 £6,250 £6,250
£34,000 and above £0 £4,750 £4,750


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Scotland

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Subject Area

  • All Subjects

Other Requirements

You must be eligible for SAAS to pay your tuition fee.

Students on Nursing and Midwifery courses are not eligible for this bursary.

How to Apply

Application should be made directly to SAAS.

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