Further education funding for RUK students
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man are known as RUK students.
Full & part-time students
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man seeking funding for their further education course are advised to contact their local authority who may be able to offer help or advice.
Whether you're studying full-time or part-time, you may also be eligible for these funding support programmes:
The purpose of the Discretionary Fund is to assist students who endure financial difficulties while attending college. It is used mostly to assist students who have their own accommodation and require assistance in paying their housing costs and associated expenses.
Childcare funds are designed to provide financial assistance to students whose entry to, or continuation of, their chosen course at SRUC may be inhibited by the cost of childcare.
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’).
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.
Frequently asked questions
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