International Students Emergency Fund

The Robert Gordon University
June 01, 2023
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International Students Emergency Fund

The International Students’ Emergency Fund has been provided by the Scottish Government to assist international students who are facing financial hardship as a direct result of global conflicts.

Awarding Body

Robert Gordon University


Dependent on individual circumstances


1 June 2023

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Overview Eligibility How to Apply


The fund aims to help students with basic living costs such as food, utilities and rent. Students must be able to demonstrate they are in financial difficulty and provide evidence of having applied to the Home Office for a form of leave or extension of right to stay in the UK.

The fund is not available to support the payment of tuition fees.

Eligibility Eligible Countries of Residence
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe
  • If your country is not listed, you may still be eligible for this loan.

    Contact Student Finance

    Eligible Courses

    Course Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus
  • Mode of Study

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Subject Area

  • All Subjects
  • Other Requirements

    To be eligible, students must:

  • have applied to the Home Office for a form of leave or extension of right to stay in the UK ie Ukraine Extension Scheme, asylum seekers, students with limited leave to remain, etc
  • be registered and attending an RGU course
  • have exhausted all other possible sources of funding available to them
  • be able to prove they are in financial difficulty
  • How to Apply

    Application forms can be downloaded and, once completed, handed in along with all supporting documentation at the Student Help Point in the Ishbel Gordon building. If you are unable to hand them in you can email them to [email protected] using your university email address.

    All correspondence will be made through AskRGU.

    International Students' Emergency Fund - Guidance Notes

    PDF - 101KB


    International Emergency Fund - Application Form (June 22)

    PDF - 154KB


    Referee's Report

    DOCX - 71KB


    Bank Statement Guidelines

    PDF - 121KB



    Students may be asked to attend a short interview to discuss their situation.

    Student Finance Appeals

    The Student Financial Appeals Procedure relates to appeals against financial awards made by the University's Student Finance Team.

    Student Finance Appeal Form

    DOC - 83KB


    Student Finance Appeals

    PDF - 71KB


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