Borders College

Apply for Funding

Further Education (FE) students

Further Education Student Funding applications are now open.

The deadline date for submitting your application for Bursary/EMA funding is 30 June 2020.

If you’re doing a course below SVQ level 4 or SCQF level 7, it’s considered an FE course. If you're a further education student, living and studying in Scotland, you may get funding to help with your studies.

The funding may cover your living, travel and study expenses.

The amount you receive can be based on your:

  • eligibility as a Scottish or EU student
  • course
  • household income
  • personal circumstances

Once you have accepted your place on a qualifying course, we will send you an email inviting you to apply for funding and giving you a link to our online application system. All applications are made via the online application system. Discretionary fund applications will open in August.

Once you have received your invitation to apply for funding you will need to register on our online funding system as a New User and activate your account, even if you have used our online application system in previous years.

A helpful video showing how to activate your account can be viewed using the following link: Activate Account.

You will only need to complete one online application for assistance from the Bursary/Education Maintenance Allowance fund.

Once you have completed your funding application you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this please double check your application status to ensure you completed the SUBMIT process fully.

Separate online applications are available for childcare funding and discretionary funding. Discretionary fund applications will open in August.

Higher Education (HE) students

Higher Education Student Funding applications open on 1 April 2020.

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) provides funding for eligible students who are doing a higher education course in the UK.

If you’re doing a course at SVQ level 4 or HNC (Higher National Certificate) or above, it’s considered an HE course.

The funding covers your tuition fees, living, travel and study expenses.

For full information and to apply for SAAS funding, please visit the SAAS website. If you require any assistance, please also visit the Student Advice Centre to meet with an adviser.

  • For further information for students, please visit the Scottish Government’s new student information website. This website includes a budget calculator and a funding checker, which provides an estimate on how much you could potentially receive.