A bursary is a means-tested form of student support.
Students on a full-time, non-advanced course such as a NC, SGA or SVQ may be awarded a bursary by the College, subject to the availability of funds. This applies to those who are resident in Scotland, with the exception of Orkney and Shetland*.
The amount awarded will depend on many factors including the financial situation of you/your household – parent(s), spouse or partner. If you are eligible for a bursary you may receive an allowance towards your maintenance, travel and course materials. A bursary is normally paid in 4 weekly instalments directly into your bank account. The first instalment is paid as soon as possible following your enrolment on a course. Whilst students should aim to attend all timetabled classes, the College will also look at engagement and progression when deciding on payment of funds.
Please note that because free bus travel is now available for under 22’s, students will no longer receive the travel element of a bursary award if they qualify for this scheme. Find out more on the Transport Scotland website.
*Students from Orkney and Shetland should apply directly to their Island’s Council for Bursary support.
Students from England and Wales should apply to their own Local Education Authority for Bursary support and those from Northern Ireland should apply to their local Education and Libraries Board.