Students and benefits project

This project aims to increase the number of low income students in Scotland in further and higher education and reduce the impact of poverty on students who access such educational opportunities.


Download our student benefits training leaflet. 

We can offer any of these courses in-house at your workplace or a venue which suits you.


We produce a range of factsheets on different aspects of benefits for students in Scotland, which you can download below:


Read our briefing, Students and UC, about the problems faced by Scottish students on universal credit.

Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 2018/19

We produce an updated and revised edition of the

Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook early in the academic year. Benefits for Students in Scotland 2018/19 image

We also ensure the online version* of this Handbook is updated after April each year with new benefit rates and other changes.

** The latest, 16th edition of this Handbook is out now and is available to order here

(The previous 2017/2018,15th edition of this Handbook is available to buy here.)

*The free online version of the 2018/19 Handbook is available here

Ebulletin: Students and benefits

Our quarterly ebulletin keeps you up to date with changes in benefits that may affect students. You can read past editions by following the links below, or sign up to the e-bulletin here.

Advice line for advisers

If you work in Scotland and advise students or people thinking about studying, our advice line on welfare benefits and tax credits can help you.

For further information please contact:

Angela Toal
Tel: 0141 552 8361

This project is funded by the Scottish Government.