If you are a mature student looking to change career or re-train, SRUC’s Change Your Path Bursary offers you up to £1,000 to help with the costs associated with fitting study into your life.

To apply, you must:

  • be aged 25 or over by 31 August
  • be enrolled on an HNC, HND, undergraduate degree or distance learning PgDip/MSc course in September
  • be studying full time, or part time (defined in this instance as studying at least 50% of the full time programme in this academic year)
  • submit an application form by 31 August
  • be a new student to SRUC (you must not have studied at SRUC in the past five years)
  • still be on the course and engaging with your studies by the relevant payment date

You can use the application form to apply. Successful applicants will be informed once they have started their course. Bursary payments are made in two parts, at Christmas and Easter, as long as you are still engaging with your studies.

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Additional funding opportunities

Further education funding

Further education (FE) qualifications at SRUC include: Skills for Work, ABC Level 2, Certificate, Advanced Certificate, NC, NC Introduction, Level 2 Diploma, Level 3 Diploma, SVQ Level 5, City & Guilds Level 2, Extended Diploma, MA at SCQF Level 5, MA at SCQF Level 6, and College Certificate.

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Higher education funding

Higher education (HE) qualifications at SRUC include: HNC, HND, BA or BA Hons, BSc or BSc Hons, MSc, PG Certificate, PG Diploma, PDA at SCQF Level 7, Top-Up Degrees, and MRes.

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Support funds

Regardless of your course, level of study, or residency status, you may also be eligible for a number of support funds to pay for tuition, living expenses, and other costs associated with studying at SRUC.

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