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LIVE Smart: Student Funding

Student guide to living and studying in Dundee. Aligned with LEARN Smart

Student Funding Unit

The Dundee University Student Funding Unit provides financial advice and guidance to all students. To find out more about the services on offer, visit their websiteOr you can book an appointment, pop in, call or email:

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 16:00

Tel: +44 (0)1382 384801


Where to find us: Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)

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The Money Advice Service

Tuition Fees and Loans

REMEMBER you need to reapply for funding EVERY YEAR! 

Make sure your funding applications for tuition fees and student loans are in well before the deadline (usually the end of June) to guarantee your funding being in place by the start of the next academic year.

Opening a Student Bank Account

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There are loads of different student bank accounts available, each comes with different benefits or rewards. This is one website with a comparison of different student accounts.

To set up a bank account you will need to bring 2 forms of ID (one with proof of address) and proof of your student status.

Free Bus Travel for Young People aged 5-21

Young people aged 5 to 21, who live in Scotland for at least 6 months a year, can apply for a free bus pass. You can use this to travel on most bus services in Scotland for free. Your Young Scot Card (Young Scot NEC) or other National Entitlement Card (NEC) will be your bus pass.

Find out more information from Young Scot

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DUSA Advice - Money

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DUSA have loads of money saving tips for students, see the DUSA Money Advice webpage.

Student Discounts

Visit the links below to see some of the discounts available

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Managing Money Mental Health & Money

Mental health and money advice

Helping you understand, manage & improve

your mental health and money issues

Save The Student

Student money information and ideas

Save The Student!

Young Scot National Entitlement Card

The Young Scot National Entitlement Card (NEC) is free of charge to 11-to-26-year-olds living in Scotland. Use it for money off the things you love, exclusive Rewards, Proof-of-Age and much more. Simply click on your local authority below to apply for a new or replacement card, or update your photo.

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