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Education Maintenance Allowance EMA - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland - Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA): Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a scheme for people studying or permanently resident in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The scheme is now closed in England.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA): Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each has their own Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme.

Wales

In Wales, your family's income must be £23,077 or less. It also depends on how many dependant children there are in your household. You can find out about the scheme in Wales on the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) page of the Student Finance Wales website

Scotland

In Scotland, your family's income must be £26,884 or less. It also depends on how many dependant children there are in your household. You can find out more about the scheme in Scotland on the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) page of the mygov.scot website

Live in Scotland or Wales but plan to study in England

If you live in Scotland or Wales but plan to study in England, you can get EMA but you should apply in the country you normally live.

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, your family's income must be below £22,501. It also depends on how many dependant children there are in your household. You can find our more about the scheme in Northern Ireland on the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) page of the NI direct website.

Reviewed March 2022

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