EU, below HNC, FT

Due to the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit this is an uncertain time for students from the EU.

Eligible EU students starting their course with Dundee & Angus College in 2019/20 or 2020/21 will continue to be treated as ‘home’ students and will be entitled to have their tuition fees paid for the duration of their course.

To be treated as a Scottish home student you must meet all of the following three conditions:

  • You normally live in Scotland on the first day of the first academic year of the course (usually 1st August); and
  • You've been living in the UK for 3 years before starting your course.
  • You're a UK national or have 'settled status' (no restrictions on how long you can stay).

If you don't meet all of the three conditions, you may still be eligible for some elements of support if you meet the requirements of one of the other UK residency categories listed:

  • You're an EU national, or family member of an EU national.
  • You're a refugee.
  • You're under humanitarian protection (as a result of a failed application for Asylum).
  • You're a migrant worker or a family member of a migrant worker.
  • You're a child of a Swiss national; or
  • You're a child of a Turkish worker.
  • You're a Syrian Refugee (VPRS).

You must also normally be living in Scotland on the first day of the first academic year of the course.

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

If you’re under 18 years old at the start date of your course then an Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is available based on your household income provided you meet the residency criteria.

If household income is below £24,421 (£26,884 if more than one child) you could receive £30 per week to help with your living costs.
You do not need to pay an EMA back.

In addition to EMA, all students under 18 years will receive help with travel, if you live more than 2 miles from the campus where your course is based, and essential course materials, irrespective of household income.

Dundee and Angus College run a Smart Travel Scheme. Students have the option if they meet the criteria to either opt into the scheme or to receive the equivalent amount included in their funding award. Smart Travel is only available on the Xplore and Stagecoach buses.
You must meet the residency criteria.

Further Education Bursary

If you’re 18 years old or above at the start date of your course a College Bursary is available for living, course expenses and travel expenses but is based on your household income but You must meet the residency criteria.

The information below shows the weekly amounts that you might get but the amount is directly related to household income (and any unearned income you may have such as a Pension, Working Tax Credits) and could be less or even zero.

If you have studied before and received financial help you might not be assessed for a Bursary.

If you have previously been funded for any full time course in the last six years you may wish to discuss with Student Services your options.

Some students can remain on their benefits or Universal Credit and attend their course on a full time basis you may wish to discuss your options with Student Services.

Age 18-24 Bursary
Household Income less than £24,275
Living with your parents - £84.30
Living away from home - £106.53
Supporting yourself - £106.53

To claim assistance with travel you must live more than 2 miles from the campus where your course is based.

Dundee and Angus College run a Smart Travel Scheme. Students have the option if they meet the criteria to either opt into the scheme or receive the equivalent amount included in their funding award. Smart Travel is only available on the Xplore and Stagecoach buses.

Age 25+ Bursary
Household income is less than £20,643
Living with your parents - £106.53
Supporting yourself - £106.53

To claim travel expenses you must live more than 2 miles from the campus where your course is based.

Dundee and Angus College run a Smart Travel Scheme. Students have the option if they meet the criteria to either opt into the scheme or to receive the equivalent amount included in their funding award. Smart Travel is only available on the Xplore and Stagecoach buses.

How to Apply
You must have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place. Students with an offer of a place will receive an email to inform them when funding applications are open.

Log in to your application account and once funding is open there will be a link to apply for your bursary/EMA.

Applications with no errors and all supporting documents submitted by 30 June are guaranteed to be assessed before your course starts, so it’s important to make an early application.