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Apply for or renew EMA

Studying at school or in home education

You need to apply through your local council. Each local council might have a different application process. 

Visit Aberdeen City CouncilVisit Aberdeenshire CouncilVisit Angus CouncilVisit Argyll and Bute CouncilVisit Clackmannanshire CouncilVisit Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)Visit Dumfries & Galloway CouncilVisit Dundee CouncilVisit East Ayrshire CouncilVisit East Dunbartonshire CouncilVisit East Lothian CouncilVisit East Renfrewshire CouncilVisit Edinburgh CouncilVisit Falkirk CouncilVisit Fife CouncilVisit Glasgow City CouncilVisit Highland CouncilVisit Inverclyde CouncilVisit Midlothian CouncilVisit Moray CouncilVisit North Ayrshire CouncilVisit North Lanarkshire CouncilVisit Orkney Islands CouncilVisit Perth & Kinross CouncilVisit Renfrewshire CouncilVisit Scottish Borders CouncilVisit Shetland Islands CouncilVisit South Ayrshire CouncilVisit South Lanarkshire CouncilVisit Stirling CouncilVisit West Dunbartonshire CouncilVisit West Lothian Council

You might also be able to ask your school for an application form. 

Studying at college

Visit Argyll College UHIVisit Ayrshire CollegeVisit Borders CollegeVisit City of Glasgow CollegeVisit Dumfries & Galloway CollegeVisit Dundee and Angus CollegeVisit Edinburgh CollegeVisit Fife CollegeVisit Forth Valley CollegeVisit Glasgow Clyde CollegeVisit Glasgow Kelvin CollegeVisit Inverness College UHIVisit Lews Castle College UHIVisit Moray College UHIVisit Newbattle Abbey CollegeVisit New College LanarkshireVisit North Highland College UHIVisit Orkney College UHIVisit Perth College UHIVisit Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandVisit Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHIVisit Scotland's Rural CollegeVisit Shetland College UHIVisit South Lanarkshire CollegeVisit West Highland College UHIVisit West College Scotland Visit West Lothian College


Coronavirus and EMA payments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) may stop you meeting your agreed attendance requirements if:

  • you're self-isolating
  • you have the virus
  • your learning institution closes

If you are absent for any of these reasons, you'll still continue to get your EMA payments.

How long does the process take?

It depends if you complete your form properly and the date on which you apply. Your local council or college bursary office will be able to update you on your application progress.

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