Students on Further Education (FE) Courses
This information applies to students doing courses at levels 1 to 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
More information on qualification levels.
For HNC/HND, degree or any higher-level course, visit the page on funding for Higher Education courses.
You should apply for an FE college bursary or Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if your course is:
- Higher studies
- National 3, 4 and 5
- SCQF Level 4, 5 and 6
- City & Guilds
- SVQ 2 and 3 and NC
You apply for the FE college bursary and EMA online through the college web portal at https://myportal.slc.ac.uk
More information on EMAs, childcare payments and bursaries.
We usually waive the cost of tuition for full-time non-advanced-level students who are ‘ordinarily resident’ in Scotland at the start of their studies.
There’s information on funding and the cost of learning on the Scottish Government website