Apply for an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Get money for staying on at school

You could get a weekly allowance of £30 per week if you are

  • at school
  • on an activity agreement
  • educated at home

in the City of Edinburgh Council area.

First, check that you match the conditions for an EMA on

Normally students are eligible for back-payment to the beginning of the term if their application is received on or before 30 September.

This year we launched a new online application form on 1 October. We have extended the backdating deadline for applications to 31 October.

Apply for an EMA

Download the education maintenance allowance privacy notice (PDF, 39 KB)
Download EMA payment schedules (PDFs)

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