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Sources of Funding

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The type of financial support available to you, and tuition fees liable to be paid by you will vary according to the level of programme (Undergraduate or Postgraduate), the subject you intend on studying, where you live, your family circumstances and whether you have previously received funding as a student.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this section, it is important that you confirm the financial support arrangement with your relevant funding body for the latest and most accurate information.

Undergraduate Study 2013 Entry

Postgraduate Study

Part Time Fee Grant (previously known as Individual Learning Accounts)
If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for a Part Time Fee Grant. If your household income is below £25,000 and you are studying between 30 and 119 credits at undergraduate level (on the Scottish Qualifications Framework - SCQF) you may be entitled to a fee grant that will cover the full cost of your fees up to a maximum of 119 credits.

For further information see the SAAS website or contact

Individual Learning Accounts - ILA 200
If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for funding of up to £200 from ILA Scotland for some of our short courses. This is a Scottish Executive scheme that helps anyone who earns less than £ 22,000 a year to pay for their learning. Your first step is to register with ILA Scotland. For further information and to find out which QMU courses are eligible please see the ILA website.

Please note that you must be in receipt of funding from ILA before the start of your course. ILA account details and course information must be given to Karen Inglis, Finance Office Manager as soon as you have matriculated. Once your account has been registered by QMU you will receive a Learning Token from ILA within 10 working days. This must be signed and returned to Karen Inglis immediately. Failure to comply with ILA conditions may make you liable for the full fees.

Existing Scottish Government policy is that individuals should not be entitled to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Learning Account (ILA) funding whilst participating on other Scottish Government funded employability training.  In line with this policy, an administrative amendment is required to the Individual Learning Account (Scotland) Regulations 2011 to reflect changes in the SDS approach to procurement introduced by the Employability Fund and to mirror existing Community Jobs Scotland programme rules.

From 1 April 2013, Scottish residents who meet the following eligibility criteria will be eligible to open an ILA account:

  • have an annual income of £22,000 or less or are in receipt of a qualifying benefit
  • not currently participating on an SDS training programme (the Employability Fund and the Modern Apprenticeship programme)
  • not currently participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme
  • not currently  participating in secondary, further or higher education
  • not already qualified to degree level or above.

Queen Margaret University is pleased to offer a number of opportunities to apply for Scholarships and Bursaries for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Student funding adviser
QMU has a Student Funding Adviser who provides one-to-one information, advice and guidance on the funding that is available to you when you are studying with us. For further information and guidance please contact the Student Funding Adviser.

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