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Funding, Eligibility and How to Apply

Further information on funding available and the application process


Through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Upskilling Fund and National Transition Training Fund, a number of fully-funded places are available at The University of Edinburgh on short, standalone courses from the Data Skills Workforce Development Training portfolio.  


Funded places are available to those who meet Scottish Funding Council (SFC) fee waiver criteria.  Note that course places are limited and priority will be given to those who meet the criteria for SFC-funded places. Full-time students are not eligible for funding.

You must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for a funded place as per SFC requirements*:

  • domiciled in Scotland for the last three years for reasons other than education
  • domiciled in the rest of the UK and working for a Scottish employer (an employer which is based in, or has a significant presence in Scotland)

For National Transition Training Funding you must also:

  • be over the age of 25
  • be either at risk of redundancy or unemployed

*Funding eligibility criteria for the 21/22 session is still to be confirmed

Eligibility for funding will be assessed at the point of application for each course. 

How to Apply

Courses are now being updated for the 2021/22 academic year, with courses due to begin in September 2021.

Each course will have a distinct start date which will be updated on the Schedule of Courses webpage and each Course page.  

Application links will be available in each individual course webpage, which can be accessed from the Courses summary page. Details about entry requirements and any supporting documentation required can also be found on each page.  

You can register your interest by joining our mailing list where courses do not have a live application form for this session.

If you have questions about the application process please contact:

You may find additional information in the FAQ section helpful as well: 

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Links:

Schedule of Courses