Funding Your Studies
Any funding that you may be eligible for to help you meet the cost of study and living while a student depends on where you are from, any previous study you may have done, and the type of student you are going to be.
It is important to remember that you are responsible for meeting the cost of your chosen studies and that not everyone is eligible for a package of student funding that contributes towards this cost in full.
The following information will help you identify the student funding you may be eligible to apply for.
Students from Scotland:
Funding for students from Scotland is administered by an agency of the Scottish Government known as SAAS (Student Awards Agency Scotland). Visit the SAAS website for more information on who is eligible for funding, what the funding package looks like, and how to apply.
Despite it being a postgraduate level course, PGDE students continue to be funded through the undergraduate funding system. If you have received SAAS funding previously to undertake an undergraduate course, you will generally still be able to receive funding to undertake the PGDE.
If you are studying a Graduate Apprenticeship in Scotland and are starting the course in academic session 2021/22 or later, you must apply to Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for Tuition Fee support. Find out more from the SAAS website.
Students who started a Graduate Apprenticeship before the 2021/22 academic session do not need to apply to SAAS for funding.
Students from England:
Statutory funding for students from England is administered by Student Finance England. Further information on the types of funding available to English students, as well as eligibility and application procedures can be found on the UK Government website.
Students from Wales:
Statutory funding for students from Wales is administered by Student Finance Wales. Further information on the types of funding available to Welsh students, as well as eligibility and application procedures can be found on the Student Finance Wales website.
Students from Northern Ireland:
Statutory funding for students from Northern Ireland is administered by Student Finance NI. Further information on the types of funding available to Northern Irish students, as well as eligibility and application procedures can be found on the Student Finance NI website.
The UK’s departure from the European Union has impacted students' eligibility for funding. Find out more from the SAAS website.
International Students are those who are from outside the UK, and may be subject to a Student Visa when studying in Scotland. The Scottish/UK Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland, so you should plan appropriate for your study and living expenses and can find out more about the financial requirements of a student visa on the UKCISA website.