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:

Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 2017/18

We produce an updated and revised edition of the Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook early in the academic year. We also ensure the online version* of this Handbook is updated after April each year with new benefit rates and other changes. 

The 15th edition of this Handbook is up-to-date with the latest information on universal credit for students. It is available to buy here.

*The free online version of the 2017/18 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.