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. 

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 OR be a continuing 'Home' undergraduate student, previously in receipt of this award.
  •           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/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. 

Eligible countries/regions

  • Scotland

Eligible programmes


50% of monthly travel expenses, up to a maximum of £50 per month, in one 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 one academic year. Previous awardees may re-apply but you must submit a new application to be considered. 

How to apply

Travel Burary applications for 2021/22 entry have now closed. No further applications can be considered.

Applications for 2022/23 entry will open in early 2022.