Funding

Funding for students resident in Scotland

If you earn £25,000 or less per annum and are taking a course or courses that carrying more than 30 SCQF credits, you may be eligible for the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) Part-Time Fee Grant (PTFG). Please note: PTFG funding does not cover the full fee for courses; you will be required to pay the additional amount yourself.

Please see full details on using the SAAS Part-Time Fee Grant at https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time.

If you plan to use SAAS funding you have two options:

Option 1 

  • Contact the team at Lifelong Learning for instructions on how to enrol on your course/s using a Part Time Fee Grant: lifelonglearning@glasgow.ac.uk
  • Then Apply for the SAAS Part Time Fee Grant
  • Once SAAS have processed your funding application, your SAAS portal will be updated to let you know it is pending University of Glasgow validation.
  • We will check the accuracy of your course details submitted. Should this be accurate, we will ‘validate’ your application and SAAS will confirm the final award to you. You do not need to take any action during this time.

Option 2 

  • Pay the full course fee amount upfront in order to secure your enrolment, and then apply for your SAAS Part time Fee Grant
  • Once SAAS have processed your funding application, your SAAS portal will be updated to let you know it is pending University of Glasgow validation.
  • We will check the accuracy of your course details submitted. Should this be accurate, we will ‘validate’ your application and SAAS will confirm the final award to you. You do not need to take any action during this time.
  • We will refund the amount covered by your PTFG award once SAAS confirm your final award.

In either case, please wait until the 2022–23 online application becomes available on the SAAS website before applying.   

If you apply for SAAS at an early stage it is likely that places on your preferred courses will still be available, but please note that as the classes fill up on a first come basis, there are no guarantees. 

If you need more information on funding and using SAAS you can email our admin team at lifelonglearning@glasgow.ac.uk

Other funding sources 

There may be other sources of support specific to your own personal circumstances (e.g. retraining schemes for people leaving the Armed Forces, employer sponsorship) and we may be able to accept these. Please contact us for advice at lifelonglearning@glasgow.ac.uk

Self-funding 

If you are not eligible for the Part Time Fee Grant, your fee must be paid in full on enrolment. We accept card payments only (Visa and Mastercard).