EMA Scotland

EMA Scotland

Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) were launched across Scotland in August 2004 to provide financial support to young people from low income families.


Currently, over 33,000 young people in Scotland are receiving an EMA.

EMA Scotland

EMA Scotland

To check and see if you will receive an EMA for year 2016-17, new and current EMA students should follow the 'Students' link above. Those involved in the management of EMAs should visit the 'Administrators' section.


We hope you find this website interesting and that it answers all your questions.

EMA Scotland

EMA Scotland

Visit our Students FAQs' section to find out if you are eligible for an EMA. We answer your questions about applying, needing a bank account and more.

Hello and welcome to the website for Education Maintenance Allowances in Scotland.

EMAs were launched across Scotland in August 2004 to provide financial support to young people from low income families.

Currently, over 33,000 young people in Scotland are receiving an EMA.

To check and see if you will receive an EMA for year 2016-17, new and current EMA students should click the 'Students' link to the left. Those involved in the management of EMAs should visit the 'Administrators' section.

On 1 January 2016, the EMA programme was expanded to include part-time non-advanced college courses and the household income thresholds will be increased. Details of the new income thresholds can be found in the students section.

A press release about the EMA changes can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Quick Links

College information
Colleges

A list of all Scotland's colleges and contact email addresses and telephone numbers.

Council information
Councils

A list of all Scotland's local authorities and telephone numbers to get in touch.

FAQs
FAQs

Quick access to a list of the most frequent questions we get asked by students.

Documents
Toolkit

Download a copy of the EMA Partner Toolkit and learn how you can spread the word.