Further education funding summary

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This quick summary shows briefly what Further Education (FE) funding is available and who can apply.

Funding is subject to certain qualifying criteria as defined by Scottish Funding Council policies with regards to Further Education Funds.  This includes residency requirements, parental/spouse income and any previous funding received.

If you have previously received financial support for a course of further education, your access to funding may be restricted.

Please check with the Student Funding Team to determine if you are eligible.

This quick summary shows the type of funding and who can apply.

Student age/supportType of course

Fees paid

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

FE Bursary FundFE Discretionary Hardship FundFE Childcare Fund
16 - 18

Full time

Part time **** 

✅ 

 

✅ 

✅ *

✅ 

✅  

 

 

Student under 25 parentally supported **

Full time

Part time

✅ 

✅ ***

 

✅  *

✅ 

✅ 

Student over 25 or under 25 and self supporting

Full time

Part time

✅ 

✅ ***

 

✅ 

✅ *

✅ 

✅ 

*Travel, study costs and away from home expenses only (as applicable)

**Funding for students under 25 years of age is generally based on parental/household income

***Students may be eligible for a Fee Waiver - for information contact our Student Support Team, studentsupport.ic@uhi.ac.uk

****Part time students claiming EMA are not eligible for travel, study costs or away from home expenses.