Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Scholarship

International Students Emergency Fund

The International Students’ Emergency Fund has been provided by the Scottish Government to assist international students who are facing financial hardship as a direct result of global conflicts.

Awarding Body
Robert Gordon University
Dependent on individual circumstances
12 June 2024


The fund aims to help students with basic living costs such as food, utilities and rent.   Students must be able to demonstrate they are in financial difficulty and provide evidence of having applied to the Home Office for a form of leave or extension of right to stay in the UK.

The fund is not available to support the payment of tuition fees.


Eligible Countries of Residence

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

Mode of Study

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Subject Area

  • All Subjects

Other Requirements

To be eligible, students must:

  • have applied to the Home Office for a form of leave or extension of right to stay in the UK ie Ukraine Extension Scheme, asylum seekers, students with limited leave to remain, etc
  • be registered and attending an RGU course
  • have exhausted all other possible sources of funding available to them
  • be able to prove they are in financial difficulty

How to Apply

Application forms and all supporting documentation must be uploaded to AskRGU.

Closing date for applications for session 2024-25 is 12 June 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applications can take up to 4-6 weeks to be considered.


Students may be asked to attend a short interview to discuss their situation.

Student Finance Appeals

The Student Financial Appeals Procedure relates to appeals against financial awards made by the University's Student Finance Team.

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