There were 19 bursaries available for competition, valued from £6 to £30 annually plus 20 transferrable from United College.
Founded in 1537 by Archbishop Hamilton. Six bursaries worth c. £11 each annually and tenable for three years.
Alexander Yeaman bursary.
Founded in 1669 by Dr Alexander Yeaman, Dundee. One bursary worth £7 annually, tenable for four years.
Founded in 1695 by James Alexander, son of the minister at Hoddam. Two bursaries worth £15 each annually and tenable for four years. Preference to relations of founder and to name Alexander.
Founded 1809 by Rev. James Stuart, Rector of Georgetown and All Saints, South Carolina. One bursary worth c. £6 annually and tenable for four years. Preference to Stuart then to Simpson.
Founded 1861 by Mrs Amy Wemyss, Edinburgh, late of Calcutta. One bursary worth £25 annually and tenable for four years.
Founded 1876 by James Buist, Lawpark, St Andrews in memory of his brother, Professor Buist. One bursary worth £20 annually, tenable for three years.
Founded 1881 by Miss Margaret Beath, New Park, St Andrews. Two bursaries worth c. £18 annually and tenable for three years.
Founded 1693 by William III. Originally three bursaries conjoined into one by Ordinance 88(St Andrews 13). Worth £30 annually and tenable for four years. Open to competition by masters of arts of any Scottish University entering first or second year.