How to apply

We advise that you read the information in this area before applying to us, to ensure that your funding is in place for the start of your course.

This section will explain how and when you can apply to us for funding. We have included hints and tips that cover the most common queries we receive, details of which documents you need to supply and other helpful information to allow you to complete your application correctly. Information videos are available to help you understand the funding and application process.

You should select First application if you are a prospective full-time undergraduate student, who has never applied to us for funding in the past.

Full-time undergraduate students who have applied to us for funding in the past, should read the Applied before section.

If you are the parent, spouse or partner of a full-time undergraduate student, you can also find details here about any information we need from you.

Nursing/midwifery students should select the option that applies to you for information on how to apply for funding.

Full-time and Part-time Postgraduate students can find out how to download applications for a tuition fee loan and disabled students’ allowance in the Postgraduate area.

EU nationals who would like to apply for funding to study at a Scottish college or university should read the EU nationals section.

Any students who intend to study an eligible Part-time undergraduate course can find details here of how to apply for a tuition fee grant.

If you have a disability or learning difficulty, you will find information about how to claim for certain extra expenses which arise because you are on a course, in the Disabled student area.