To be eligible to apply for tuition fees, student loan, bursary, and living costs grants you must be a resident of the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before your course. But there are a number of other funding opportunities available to help with non-tuition costs of studying with us.

Full & part-time students

To be eligible to apply for support, you must be ordinarily resident in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before the relevant date (the first day of the first academic year of the course). If you fall short of this period period, even by one day, you will not be eligible to apply for support under the normal residence conditions.

We will not treat you as being ordinarily resident in Scotland if your main purpose in coming here has been to receive full time education, because you would otherwise be living elsewhere.

EU students

Only EU nationals who are 'settled' or 'pre-settled' in the UK will remain eligible to apply for home tuition fees. Other EU nationals and associated groups are not eligible to apply to SAAS or a college bursary for tuition fee support and therefore will be charged the international rate for tuition fees by SRUC.

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Non-EU students

Students coming to SRUC to study from outside the UK, EU or EEA will be charged international tuition fee rates.

Irish nationals

Irish nationals who who are coming to SRUC to study a Further Education course will be charged the RUK-rate.

RUK funding

Additional funding

You may also be eligible for these funding support programmes:

Travel expenses

Travel expenses may be paid if you are a further education student and live more than two miles from campus and are studying at a NC level or below. All young people and children aged 5-21 years are also entitled to free bus travel.

Care experienced students

Students who have been in care at any time may be eligible for a Care-experienced Bursary. The term 'care-experienced' refers to anyone who has experienced a certain form of care in their life (sometimes known as having been ‘looked after’).

Student bursaries

We offer a variety of additional funding opportunities to encourage and support engaged students, passionate about their subject area, to maximise their potential and study at SRUC.

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IT Equipment

If you don't have access to a laptop but you need one for your course, SRUC will provide you with one.

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How to apply for further education funding

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