Dependent Students’ Grant

Dependent Students’ Grant

If you have an adult who depends on you financially you may be eligible for additional assistance.

Awarding Body
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Maximum £2,640 a year
31 March
Quantity of Awards
One application per student, per academic year.


Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a Dependants’ Grant.

You can claim this income-assessed grant for your spouse, civil partner, partner or other adult dependant you act as a carer for.

This grant is not available for dependant children. 

You cannot claim this grant for another student. 

If your husband, wife, civil partner, partner or other adult dependant you act as a carer for has any income, this may affect your entitlement.  


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Scotland

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Subject Area

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Architecture, Construction & Surveying
  • Art & Design
  • Business & Management
  • Communication, Media & Marketing
  • Computing
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Events, Tourism & Hospitality
  • Fashion
  • Health & Sport Science
  • Law
  • Pharmacy & Life Sciences
  • Social Studies

Other Requirements

Applicants must have met the conditions set out by SAAS.

Nursing and Midwifery students are not eligible to apply to this fund.

How to Apply

Find out more about SAAS, assistance available and how to apply online:

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