Money for staying on at school
Get your Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
You could get a weekly allowance of £30 per week if you attend a school or you are on an activity agreement in the City of Edinburgh Council area.
If you were born on or before 28 February 2001, you can receive an EMA now.
Find out if you match the conditions for an EMA on the EMA Scotland website.
If you are eligible, you can apply with us.
College students should contact their college to apply if they are eligible for an EMA.
Download the application form and guidance notes below. Please read the guidance notes first as these will help you complete the form correctly.
Fill in the form and return it to us by post or by email to
You can scan and send your supporting evidence by email or send it to us by post.
You can ask for a paper copy of the form at your high school.
Download our current EMA payment schedule to find out when your EMA payments will be made.