PE01650: Student Awards Agency for Scotland's post-graduate eligibility criteria


Petitioner: Rebecca Jeynes


Date Lodged: 24 April 2017

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to widen the Student Awards Agency for Scotland’s (SAAS) eligibility criteria to include post-graduate degree funding for individuals who have studied an undergraduate degree in Scotland but are ordinarily resident in the UK.

Petition History:


15 June 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the National Union of Students Scotland, the Student Awards Agency Scotland and Universities Scotland. Link to the Official Report 15 June 2017

9 November 2017: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that there is no support for the action called for in the petition. Link to Official Report 9 November 2017

Written Submissions:


Im sure the SNP will continue to produce excuses for not allowing this to happen but we have to try to end this discrimination.

Kenneth Archbold

7:06 on 10 Apr 2017

End this racist discrimination against English students.

N J Cooke

8:41 on 09 Apr 2017

This will only discourage English students from wanting to study the Scottish LLB and puts them at an unfair disadvantage.

Nicole wheatley

16:08 on 08 Apr 2017

I am half Scottish, half English. I was born in Scotland but was ordinarily resident in England prior to my degree in Edinburgh. Neither Student Awards Association for Scotland, nor Student Finance England will finance my Diploma in Legal Practice. Should I not be able to raise the £7000 with additional living costs my degree in Scots Law will be rendered useless in the pursuit of what it was intended. I fully intend to remain in Scotland and to contribute to society, but may have to reconsider this. I feel as though I am being punished for living in England prior to my degree.

Emma Miller

18:56 on 03 Apr 2017

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