Description

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 for 2022 entry. 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. Priority is given to new entrants to the Univeristy. Continuing students previously in receipt of the bursary can apply, however, preference will be given to new entrants. 

The Scottish Government’s Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme gives free bus travel to young people under 22 years of age. Please click on the link for more information and how to apply for the Young Person’s Free Bus Travel Scheme.  Please note, if you are under 22 years of age and can reasonably travel to Campus by bus, you will not be considered for the travel bursary.

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 (September 2022)
  •           be undertaking their first undergraduate degree. Continuing students previously in receipt of the bursary can apply, however, preference will be given to new entrants. 
  •           provide evidence that their, or their family's, circumstances are such that they may find it difficult to take up/continue their place at the University for financial reasons. We will normally consider applicants with a household income of up to £26,000 per annum.
  • Applicants currently living in Scotland holding asylum seeker status are also eligible to apply. 
  • Not be eligible for the Scottish Government's Young Persons' Free Bus Travel Scheme (if you are under 22 years of age and can reasonably travel to Campus by bus, you will not be considered for the travel bursary)

Eligible countries/regions

  • Scotland

Eligible programmes

Value

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, assessed on your journey costs. The University will cover the cheapest feasible route.

Bursaries are awarded for the first year of undergraduate study only.

How to apply

Travel Bursary Applications for 2022/23 are now closed. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by end of August. 

Applications cannot be considered without the relevant documents to support them. Please send supporting documents (as requested throughout this application) to scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE, quoting 'Travel bursary evidence'.

Please read all the application questions and accompanying guidance & requirements carefully.

Scholarship application deadline is midnight on Sunday, 3rd July.