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Appeal an unsuccessful application

If your application is unsuccessful, you can appeal the decision.

Appeals must be written and made directly to the local council or college you applied to.

Contact your local council or college within one month of receiving your unsuccessful application.

Each local council or college has a different appeal process. Choose your local council or college from the menus below to be taken to their page and find out more about their appeal process.

If you're studying at school

Contact your local council's EMA team to appeal an unsuccessful application:

If you're studying at college

Contact your college's EMA team to appeal an unsuccessful application:

EMA Programme

If you have any questions about how the EMA programme operates, you can contact the Scottish Government EMA team:


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