Student funding

Embarking on your college journey is an exciting phase in your life, and our priority is to assist you in making the most of it by ensuring that your funding and support are in place before you begin. Whether it's covering tuition fees, travel expenses, or securing bursaries, you can access all the essential information regarding the support available during your time at college. 

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Every funding category has different eligibility and assessment criteria. You can explore the sections below to access further details about the various financial resources based on whether you're a Further Education or Higher Education student.

To guarantee that you receive the maximum support you're eligible for and that your payments are paid promptly, we encourage you to begin the funding application process as soon as you've been accepted into your course and have received an invitation to apply.

Please bear in mind that your application for funding and support will be evaluated on an individual basis. Therefore, it's crucial to thoroughly review our guidelines and ensure that all necessary information is included. 

Before diving in, take a moment to review the most frequently asked questions regarding course fees payment and the process of applying for student funding support.

Applications are now open for August 2024!

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There are many ways in which you can fund your course fees. For students typically residing in Scotland and pursuing studies there, full-time course fees are often exempt. More details about full-time and part-time courses can be found below.

A bursary is a grant that you don’t need to pay back that may be used to assist with living costs during your time at college. The bursary is based on household income so not all students will qualify for it.

The EMA is a weekly allowance that is paid during term-time to assist with cost of lunches, books and equipment.

The College can offer help with the cost of travelling to the College, or provide transportation. Any student can apply but conditions will vary depending on circumstances.

Assistance for students in financial difficulty as a result of attending college.

A Emergency Fund may be available to provide short-term loans to students who experience unavoidable financial emergencies. Conditions apply and evidence may be required.

The term “care-experienced” refers to anyone who has experienced a certain form of care in their life (sometimes known as having been ‘looked after’). This care may have been provided in many different settings as outlined in the care-experienced bursary eligibility form and guide.



As a consequence of the UK leaving the European Union, the conditions regarding course fees and visas have changed. Please see below for further information on:

  • Immigration Changes
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • EU Course Fees

Your success is our priority, and we're here to help you every step of the way. Get in touch today.