These bursaries offer financial assistance to undergraduate students who enter university with HNC/HND.
Further Education (FE) Transition Bursaries assist undergraduate students whose entry qualification may be a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Higher National Certificate (HNC) instead of Highers or A-levels.
Students must be admitted to the first year of a full-time programme of study rather than entering second year directly. In general, SAAS will not assist students with payment of university tuition fees in year 1, if the student has already received such assistance during HNC/HND studies.
FE Transition Bursaries are awarded to students with home fees status for payment of tuition fees only.
Normally, students require an FE Transition Bursary for one year only as they are eligible for assistance with their tuition fees for their subsequent years of study.
Students can still apply for a student loan through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
Students can seek advice on eligibility for a FE Transition Bursary from any of the EUSA Advice Place Offices.
Application forms are available from Scholarships and Student Funding Services in Academic Registry.
This article was published on May 10, 2012