An income-related bursary of up to £3,100 a year is available to eligible full-time students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland either:
- entering at Level 2 to take a three year Honours degree, or
- progressing from level 1 in 2018/19 of a four year Honours degree
There are two levels of support depending on household income as assessed by Student Finance:
- If household income is between £0 and £25,000, an award of £3,100 towards living costs will be made
- If household income is between £25,001 and £42,600, an award of £2,100 towards living costs will be made
Students do not need to complete an application form as these awards will be made automatically as long as financial assessment has been carried out by Student Finance. Students must also give Student Finance consent for information to be shared with the University in order for payment of the bursary to be made. Payment of contribution to living costs will be made in three instalments throughout the academic year.
Only full-time students liable to pay £9,250 tuition fees and who are adjudged to be 'Rest of UK' for fees purposes are eligible to be assessed for this bursary.
Students on years with an exchange/placement/sandwich/Inter-Campus Transfer will still be eligible for the Heriot-Watt Bursary.
Fee discounts from the Foundation Bursary will be additional to payment contributions to living costs awarded from the Heriot-Watt University Bursary.
Students repeating years will be eligible for the Heriot-Watt Bursary if their course load makes them a full-time student.
Students who withdraw are required to repay any overpayment Heriot-Watt bursary based on a pro-rata of bursary paid to the point of withdrawal.