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FE Maintenance Bursary

If you are struggling to meet the cost of your further education studies and you live and study in Scotland, there are grants available
What is the FE Maintenance Bursary Scheme?

This scheme offers a means-tested discretionary bursary to help Scottish students from low income families who wish to study on a full-time further education course. If you are still at school you can apply for the Education Maintenance Allowance instead.

How much is the FE Maintenance Bursary?

The amount of bursary depends on your family income and whether you are a parentally-supported or self-supported student. You could receive up to £75.91 per week (parentally-supported, living at home) or £95.94 per week (self-supported or living away from home).

Am I eligible to receive the FE Maintenance Bursary?

To be eligible to apply for financial assistance you must meet the following criteria:

How do I apply for a bursary?

Applications for funding are made through the college to which you are applying. Contact the college Bursary Officer as soon as possible to find out what funds are available and to request an application form (some colleges will provide an application form automatically when you are offered a place).

Where can I find out more about the FE Maintenance Bursary?

Contact your college Bursary Officer direct for information about these bursaries. Comprehensive details about funding for further education can be obtained from Student Cash: A Directory of Learner Funding Sources.