COVID-19 (Winter Fund) Discretionary Fund Application Form

The Scottish Government has recently announced additional funding will be paid to Colleges and Universities to support students experiencing financial hardship because of coronavirus.


Applications will be considered from both full time and part time students and also international students who are impacted by COVID-19.

To be considered for support you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Studying on a full-time FE Course
  • Studying on a full-time HE Course and applied for your maximum Student Loan
  • Studying on a part-time HE Course
  • Registered as an international student

Priority will be given to students facing additional accommodation costs and are unable to secure rent rebates from term time accommodation. Applications from all other eligible students impacted financially from COVID-19 will then be considered.

How to Apply

If you think you might be eligible you can apply by clicking the application form link below.

You’ll be taken to a form to complete and submit, which will be passed to our Student Funding Team for processing.

Take note before you apply:

  • Please note, funds are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Any COVID-19 Winter Fund payments granted will not affect student support payments you may already receive.
  • The Fund will remain open until 31st July 2021.
  • When you apply, you’ll need to submit some supporting documents. These are noted below.

Supporting documents

  • All applicants must submit a recent bank statement
  • All full-time HE students must submit a copy of their SAAS Award Notice for 2020/21 detailing Student Loan
  • All applicants must detail reason for applying in Supporting Statement Section and upload relevant evidence