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Education Maintenance Allowance

Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) are available to young people aged 16 to 19 across Scotland. Students have to come from low income households and remain in full-time, non-advanced education beyond the minimum school leaving age.


Students should apply directly to their colleges for an EMA.

For further information on EMAs, for administrators and students, please go to the EMA Scotland website.

Guidance for 2018-19