The area of student finance can be a complicated and ever-changing one. But don't worry, funding, including bursaries and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs, is available to help you complete your studies.

We also have discretionary funding to help with unexpected hardship, and childcare funding to help with childcare costs. Discretionary funding can only be applied once your course has started. Contact your campus education office for further details.

Further funding information in British Sign Language is available on the SAAS website.

Further education funding

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Tuition fees overview

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Postgraduate funding

If you are a Scottish student you may be eligible to apply to SAAS for a tuition fee loan. The SAAS website is the best place to start your investigation.

Information about Postgraduate Masters Loans and Professional and Career Development Loans can be found on the Gov.UK website.

Some of our postgraduate courses are awarded by The University of Edinburgh or the University of Glasgow. For course-specific information about how to fund your study, search our course catalogue.

SRUC also offers discounts for Alumni, for more information visit our alumni discount page.

Further information

Are you part of the SRUC alumni community?

SRUC offers a 15% discount on tuition fees to SRUC alumni on its taught postgraduate programmes. Visit our alumni discount page for more information, how to apply and terms and conditions.

International students

To be eligible to apply for support (tuition fees, student loan, bursary and living costs grants), 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.

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 are living in the Republic of Ireland, who have been ordinarily resident in the Common Travel Area of the UK, Islands or Ireland for three years prior to the relevant date and who are studying a Higher Education course in Scotland will be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 from SAAS. If you are coming to SRUC to study a Further Education course you will be charged the RUK-rate.

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