Bursary for Care Experienced Students
9 August 2018
From 2018 the Scottish Government have introduced a Care
Experienced Bursary of £202.50 per week which will apply to all
full-time, non-advanced courses which would normally pay
EMA/Bursary to students.
This covers any course below HNC level and is for any care
experienced student (at any age and for any length of time) who is
under 26 on the first day of their course. It is not means tested
Edinburgh College are looking at all applicants for funding
2018/19 and any who are identified as care experienced will be
eligible. They will require written confirmation from their
local authority that they were care experienced.
Can you please consider if you have any young people who are
starting college this year - have they told college they are care
experienced - if not, please tell them to contact college to inform
them. If they have, they will be assessed for the additional
For further guidance please contact
Edinburgh College Student Finance or the Scottish Funding Council
on 0131 313 6500.