Young Students’ Bursary (YSB)

Young Students’ Bursary (YSB)

Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for this bursary from SAAS.

Awarding Body
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Up to £2,000
31 March
Quantity of Awards
One application per student per academic year


You will be eligible to apply for a Young Students’ Bursary of up to £2,000 a year if your household income is £34,000 or less a year and you meet the other eligibility conditions. If your household income is over £34,000 a year you will not qualify for YSB and your living cost support will be entirely through a student loan.

Payment of loans and bursaries are made on a monthly basis during term-time only.

Support package for dependent students

Household income Bursary Loan Total
£0 to £20,999 £2,000 £5,750 £7,750
£21,000 to £23,999 £1,125 £5,750 £6,875
£24,000 to £33,999 £500 £5.750 £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

Students on Nursing and Midwifery courses are NOT eligible for SAAS Student Loans.

Applicants must have met the conditions set out by SAAS.

How to Apply

Application should be made directly to Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), with a conditional or unconditional offer from April onwards.

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