Travel Bursaries


The University of Glasgow is offering travel bursaries to assist with public transport travel costs, to support undergraduate students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University. The value of the bursary is 50% of your monthly public transport travel costs to get to University, up to a maximum value of £50 per month. Bursaries are available in the first year of study.


To be eligible, applicants must:

-          be ordinarily resident in Scotland for 3 years prior to the start of their programme, for a purpose other than studying, and be classified as a 'Home' student for fee purposes.

-          hold the offer of a place to study, full-time, at the University of Glasgow in the forthcoming academic year.

-          be undertaking their first undergraduate degree.

-          provide evidence that their, or their family's, circumstances are such that they may find it difficult to take up a place at the University for financial reasons. We will normally consider applicants with a household income of up to £26,000 per annum.

Eligible Countries/Regions

  • Scotland

Eligible Programmes


50% of monthly travel expenses, up to a maximum of £50 per month, in the first year of study.

8 monthly payments paid from October to May, will be processed based on the value of initial claim. The University will cover the cheapest feasible route.

How to apply

Application deadline for 2019 entry has now passed.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome by late-August.

If you are successful, you will be required to submit proof of purchase for monthly transport costs, in order to receive payment.