Scholarships and Student Funding

Students from Scotland

Eligible students should apply for fee support under the Part-Time Fee Grant scheme.

Part-time undergraduate students ordinarily resident in Scotland can apply to SAAS for a tuition fee grant. The level of grant available will be linked to the number of credits you are studying.

Eligibility

Residence

Students must meet the normal residency rules that apply for full-time students:

Income

Students must have an income of £25,000 or less per year.

Course

You must be studying an eligible HE course at SCQF levels 7-10 and you must be taking between 30-119 SCQF credits.

SCQF level Higher Education Qualification
10 Honours Degree
  Graduate Diploma
9 Ordinary degree
  Graduate Certificate
8 Higher National Diploma
  Diploma in Higher Education
7 Higher National Certificate
  Certificate of Higher Education

Eligible courses must be at least 4 months long in each academic year.

Tuition Fee Levels

The level of tuition fee support will be pro-rata on the number of SCQF credits you take. If you increase your credits after the cut off-date (1 December for Autumn start courses), you will NOT get a top-up of additional fees. The maximum part-time fee grant will be £1,805 for publicly funded degree level courses.

Application Process

Due to COVID-19 the application process will be different for the 2020-1 academic session. If you are on an eligible course, and wish to apply for the Part Time Fee Grant, please contact fees@ed.ac.uk who will supply you with an application to complete. This completed application should be returned to our department who will verify your details and forward to SAAS for assessment.

If you are studying with the Centre for Open Learning, or on a Froebel course please contact the course administrator directly to apply.

 

Applications must be with SAAS no later than 6 months after your course start date.

Certification of your application

Only Fees and Student Support staff are authorised to sign and stamp your form and certify that you are studying part-time on a course that is eligible for funding. Staff must confirm the number of credits you are taking over the academic session. You can bring your form to the Student Information Point, Old College. Please be aware that they may be unable to certify your form until you have agreed your courses for the coming academic session with your Personal Tutor or Student Support Officer.

Sponsor funding

If you are in receipt of any sponsor funding for tuition fees, you must bring a copy of your sponsor letter with your application form to Student Administration before you submit it to SAAS.

Centre for Open Learning

If you are studying with the Centre for Open Learning, please arrange to get your application form stamped and certified by the Registration team by emailing col@ed.ac.uk.

Centre for Open Learning

If you are studying with Moray House School of Education on the course Froebel in Early Childhood Education, please arrange to see the course administrator (cpd-education@ed.ac.uk) to discuss the application process.

Moray House School of Education - Professional Development

Notification of award

Your application will be assessed and if successful you will be sent an award letter by SAAS.  You are advised to contact SAAS if you have not heard back from them within 28 days of sending in your application form.