Funding for full time courses


Further education: Access, Intermediate 1 or 2, SVQ, NC,NQ, Higher

Funding for your full-time further education course at Inverness College UHI will be available online once you have accepted your unconditional offer to study.

The online application will allow you to apply for Bursary Maintenance or Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if you are under 18 years of age.  This single application is also used to assess your eligibility for help with travel costs, childcare costs and accommodation costs.  The Admissions and Student Funding Team will be happy to help with any funding queries for your further education course

Students who have experience of being in care and are under the age of 26 may be eligible for enhanced funding.  Further information on whether you may qualify for this is available from the Admissions and Student Funding Team.

Most full-time further education students will be entitled to an automatic fee waiver. Short-term full-time courses will normally incur a fee but you may be eligible for a fee waiver depending on your personal circumstances, e.g. if you are in receipt of certain benefits.

Higher education: BA, BSc, HND/DipHE, HNC/CertHE

If you are interested in enrolling on a full-time higher education course at Inverness College UHI, Scottish domiciled students and those from other European Union countries outwith the UK can apply to the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for tuition-free support. Depending on your circumstances you may also be entitled to the following support:

  • Student loans: These are partly means tested against family income.
  • Young Students’ Bursary: This is available for students aged 25 or below from lower income families. This is dependent on family income and replaces part of the student loan.
  • Independent Students' Bursary (ISB): This is available for independent students and is dependent on family income. Additional grants are available to students with dependant responsibilities and for those students who had previously been in care.