For 2019/20 entry the Heriot-Watt University Bursary is an income-related bursary of up to £3,100 a year available to eligible full-time students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, payable in years 1, 2, 3 and 4 (year 5 not eligible).
There are three 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 £35,000, an award of £2,100 towards living costs will be made
- If household income is between £35,001 and £42,600, an award of £1,100 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. The Bursary, which is intended as a 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 assessed as '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 University Bursary during placements.
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 overpaid Heriot-Watt University Bursary based on a pro-rata of bursary paid to the point of withdrawal.