A Further Education bursary is available for eligible full-time students, aged 18 and over, for the following courses:

  • Access to Higher Education (SWAP*) – Arts & Social Sciences
  • Access to Higher Education (SWAP) – Primary Education
  • Access to Higher Education (SWAP) – Celtic Studies
  • National Certificate (NC) – Rural Skills
  • Preparation for Further Education

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is available for eligible students. The EMA programme aims to provide financial support to 16 to 19 year olds who are attending non-advanced learning in school, college or are on an Activity Agreement. It is also available to those who are home-educated.
* Scottish Wider Access Programme)

Please read the introduction to student funding before starting your application. If you are care experienced, please also ensure the Care Experience form is completed. All forms and supporting documents (copies) can be emailed to us at, posted in, or handed in to us at:

Newbattle Abbey College
Newbattle Road
EH22 3LL

If you are unable to make copies, we can scan the originals for you at our Reception while you wait, and they can be immediately returned to you. If you have any difficulties completing the forms, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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