Scottish students

Scottish students

Tuition fees for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students (except those in England, Wales or Nothern Ireland) will be paid to the University by the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study. If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.

Check your eligibility on the SAAS website.

Apply online

You can apply online via the SAAS website from April onwards. You should always apply as early as possible, do not wait for exam results or a firm offer.

To ensure your funding is in place for the start of your course, you should submit a correctly completed application by 30 June. After you have completed your SAAS application, you will recieve a SAAS reference number. Please keep a note of this reference number as you will need to know this in order to complete financial registration in MyCampus.

Please note:

Your tuition fees may still appear on your account after you have supplied the required SAAS reference. Once we have had confirmation from SAAS of your funding we will transfer these fees from your account. The tuition fees remaining on your account will not affect your ability to perform any actions in MyCampus including being able to enrol in your classes.

Closing dates

The closing dates to apply for support depend on when you start your course.The final closing date for applications in academic year 2013-14, for courses that start between 1 August 2013 and 31 March 2014,is 31 March 2014. For closing dates for courses that start at other times please check the SAAS website.

If SAAS do not receive your application by the deadline you will not receive any support, including tuition fees.

Award notice

SAAS will assess your entitlement and send you an award notice which will tell you how much you will receive and howit will be paid. Please keep this letter safe as you may need refer to it.

If you have not heard from SAAS within 28 days of submitting your application, please contact them.

Student loans

If you have applied for a student loan, SAAS will send this information electronically to the Student Loans Company (SLC). The SLC will set up your loan account and send you a payment schedule to tell you how and when they will pay your loan.

You should normally expect to receive your payment schedule about six weeks before the start of your course.


Further information:


English/Welsh/Northern Irish students (UG only)

English/Welsh/Northern Irish students (UG only)

If you normally live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and are studying anywhere in the UK, you should apply for student finance to the relevant regional authority who will assess your eligibility for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees and your entitlement to a living cost/maintenance loan or in some circumstances a non-repayable maintenance grant.

Tuition fee loans are paid directly to the University on your behalf by the Student Loans Company.

Submit your application

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible so that you will know if you will be liable to pay your tuition fees and what living cost/maintenance support you can recieve before you register for your programme of study at the beginning of the academic year. Your funding body will send you an award letter which will confirm how much they will pay towards your tuition fees and your entitlment to maintenance support.

SLC Student Support Number

After you have completed your application, you will recieive an SLC Student Support Number. Please keep a note of this number as you will need to know it in order to complete financial registration in MyCampus.

Application deadline

You must apply to your funding body for support before the start of each subsequent year of your programme of study. If you do not apply for a tuition fee loan or you are assessed as ineligible for support then you will become personally liable for your tuition fees.


Further information:

Where you apply for support depends on where you normally live in the UK:


Tuition fees for sponsored students

Tuition fees for sponsored students

You must apply each year to your sponsor for payment of your tuition fees. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible so that your sponsor can process it before you are due to register at the beginning of the new academic year.

Your sponsor will issue you with an award letter confirming that they are responsible for payment of your fees for each academic year.

Information on your award letter

The information we require from your sponsor on your award letter is as follows:

  • Student name
  • Sponsor's student reference number (where applicable)
  • Programme of study for which the student is being sponsored
  • Academic year for which the student is being sponsored
  • Amount (in £ Sterling) that the sponsor will pay
  • Sponsor name
  • Address to which invoice should be sent
  • Payment contact details (name, e-mail address and telephone number)

Award letters must be on letterheaded paper.

Completing financial registration

In order to complete financial registration you will need to send us a copy of your award letter so that we can collect the fee from your sponsor. The easiest was to do this is for you to upload a digital copy of your award letter when you complete financial registration in MyCampus. This will enable us to quickly verify details of your sponsor and minimise any delay.

If you cannot upload a digital copy of your sponsor letter into MyCampus you should e-mail a copy to mycampus-fees@glasgow.ac.uk, please quote your University of Glasgow student number (this is your GUID) in the subject of your e-mail. Alternatively you may fax +44 (0) 141 330 6503.

Alternatively you can post a copy of your award letter to:

Accounts Receivable
Finance Office
Level 3, Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Please write your University of Glasgow student number on the top of the copy of your award letter. We are unable to return original documents so please only send a copy of your award letter.

If you do not provide us with details of your sponsor during registration, if you do not submit an application for sponsorship or if you are assessed by a sponsor as ineligible for funding you will become liable for payment of any fees due and will be asked to pay your fees in order to complete financial registration.


Further information:

Information about scholarships and bursaries for students can be obtained from the scholarships website. For further information visit our Student finance page.