Part-time undergraduate students ordinarily resident in Scotland can apply to SAAS for fee support under the Part-time Fee Grant (PTFG) scheme. The level of grant available will be linked to the number of credits you are studying. SAAS will pay the PTFG straight to the University.

  • Residence – you must meet SAAS normal residency conditions
  • Income – you must have an individual income of £25,000 per annum or less, including bonuses and overtime. You must give evidence of your income (see pages five and six of the PTFG Guidance Notes)
  • Course – you must be studying an eligible HE course at SCQF levels 7-10 and you must be taking between 30-119 SCQF credits
  • Tuition Fee levels – the level of tuition fee support will be pro-rata on the number of SCQF credits you take. If you increase your credits after the cut-off date of 1 December for autumn start courses, you will not get a top-up of additional fees. You can use the SAAS PTFG calculator to work out how much fee grant SAAS will pay

Application Process

If you are applying for a course starting on or after 1 August 2019, you can now download an application from the SAAS website. Applications must be with SAAS no later than six months after your course start date. You must make a separate application for each year of your course. You must tell us if there is any change in your circumstances that may affect the award SAAS will make.

Certification of Your Application

The Funding & Financial Support Team (address below) need to sign and stamp your application form and certify that you are studying part-time on a course that is eligible for funding (Section E, page 5). They must also confirm the course fee and the number of credits you are taking. Please be aware that they will be unable to certify your form until all the relevant information for session 2019/20 is available on the Student Record (Pegasus) and you are 'valid to register'. For some courses, this could take a number of weeks. New students should ensure that all their academic conditions of admission have been met and that they have accepted an unconditional offer. Their details can then be rolled forward to create a student record for 2019/2020.

SAAS require an original signature from you and the member of staff certifying your application, so scanned copies will not be accepted. Please ensure you submit the whole form and not solely page 5. The Funding & Financial Support Team staff can send completed application forms directly to SAAS.

Funding & Financial Support Team, McCance Building (Level 1), 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ

Sponsor/Other Funding

If you are in receipt of any sponsor funding towards your fees, SAAS will take this into account before deciding how much to pay. Any sponsor letter should be sent directly to us at sponsor-letters@strath.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Pre-Entry Access Course

If you are studying with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, please return applications directly to Lisa Donaldson (lisa.donaldson@strath.ac.uk), Programme Assistant, for certification.

Notification of Award

Your application will be assessed and if successful you will be sent an award letter by SAAS, normally within 28 days of sending in your application. You should send a copy of your SAAS award letter to us at sponsor-letters@strath.ac.uk as soon as possible.


Once your form has been certified and sent to SAAS, your tuition fees should be reduced accordingly so that in most cases you need only pay one third of the remaining shortfall in order to register.  However, if the Funding & Financial Support Team have any uncertainty about the level of support SAAS might grant, then you will need to wait for a copy of the award letter from SAAS before the fee is reduced.