Further Education Bursary

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If you’re 18 years old or above at the start date of your course a College Bursary is available for living and travel expenses but is based on your household income. 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. Students under 18 years can apply for Educational Maintenance Allowance

  • You do not need to pay a Bursary back.
  • If you have studied before and received financial help you might not be assessed for a Bursary.
  • You must meet the residency criteria.
  • We aim to assess applications within 4-6 weeks.

*These are the 2022/23 maximum weekly rates, of maintenance bursary available.

Age 18-24 Bursary

Household Income less than £24,275

  • Living with your parents - £89.42
  • Living away from home - £113
  • Supporting yourself - £113

To claim travel expenses you must live more than 2 miles from College.  All 5-21 year olds resident in Scotland are eligible from 31 January 2022 for Young Persons' Free Bus Travel, using a National Entitlement Card with the free bus travel product on it. Without this, you will be unable to travel for free on bus services in Scotland.  To apply or find out more please click here.

Age 25+ Bursary

Household income is less than £20,643

  • Living with your parents - £113
  • Living away from home - N/A
  • Supporting yourself - £113

To claim travel expenses you must live more than 2 miles from College.

How to Apply

Funding applications for August 2022 courses will open from 19th April 2022. 

  • If you have an offer of a place on a course, the College will automatically send an activation email to the email address provided on your course application form.
  • Once you have created your account you can then start filling out your funding form.
  • We will acknowledge your application immediately and assess within 4-6 weeks which type of funding you are eligible for, including travel expenses and course materials, based on your age and personal circumstances.

We can also help you with your funding form.  Our funding team are available for drop-in at Student Services or you can email studentfunding@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or call the student funding team on 0141 375 5190. 

Further Information

The Scottish Government have created a website which has information on all student funding available in Scotland Student Information Scotland

Also please read our Funding FAQs. and see our handy FE Funding Guide for more information [N.B. bursary rates will be updated in May for 2022/23].

To support your application we will require evidence to be uploaded, this Documents Guide details some of the paperwork that we may need to be uploaded.