Work towards a degree while at college
Additional Funded Places (AFP) scheme at D&A
The additional funded places (AFP) scheme is funded by the Scottish Funding Council, with the aim of widening access and increasing articulation into university, as well as supporting key sectors of the economy.
Students on the AFP scheme complete their first one or two years of study at D&A College completing a relevant HNC or HND, before going on to complete a degree with a designated university.
Students on the AFP scheme are guaranteed a place on the corresponding degree course on successful completion of their HNC/D.
AFP scheme at D&A
Apart from the University of Dundee one, all of these schemes are open for you to apply to when you come on your chosen HNC/D (see ‘How can I become an AFP student?’ below for more details).
The current pathways open to college applicants are:
Abertay University (entry to year 3)
HND Computer Arts and Design > BA Computer Arts
HND Civil Engineering > BSc Civil Engineering
HND Computing-Software development > BSc Computing
HND Business > BA Business Management
Napier University (entry to year 3)
HND Digital Design and Development > BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development
Robert Gordon University (entry to year 3)
HND Software Development > BSc (Hons) Computing: Application Software Development
HND Cyber Security > BSc (Hons) Cyber Security/BSc (Hons) Computer Network Management & Design with Cyber Security
HND Accounting > BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance/BA (Hons) Management with Accounting
HND Business > BA (Hons) Management/BA (Hons) Management with HRM
University of Dundee (entry to year 2)
HNC Applied Science > BSc Environmental Science
HNC Applied Science > BSc Life Science
HNC Social Science > MA Humanities
If you want to become an AFP student with Abertay, Napier or Robert Gordon universities, talk to your lecturer about it during recruitment or as you start your course – they can share information about how to progress as appropriate.
There are a limited number of places on each pathway, so the sooner you register your interest the better.
For the University of Dundee program, you apply through UCAS.
Yes, you can still come to college – your college offer still stands.
There will still be opportunities for you to progress on to a degree if you successfully complete your HNC/D – see information on articulation for the various pathways available.
As well as being on a pathway to a degree, there is a range of other benefits to being an AFP student.
- A university student ID card
- Full access to the relevant university library, including borrowing rights
- A university IT account
- Access to the university social and sporting facilities
- Invitations to attend various events for AFP students
- Associate Students can obtain a student bank account
Students will also meet regularly with the relevant university staff, who will help with any questions, organise and lead workshops on research and study skills and support transition from college to university. The workshops are organised at a time that fits with students’ college timetable.