Education Maintainence Allowance (EMA)

To discuss your eligibility for EMA money, phone this contact number 0300 200 4050 if you’re in Wales, or call 0300 200 7089 if you live in Northern Ireland.

If you reside in Scotland, contact your local council or college helpline with enquiries about EMA funding via the website:

The Educational Maintenance Allowance is designed as a means of monetary support for students from low income households aged 16-18 and in full-time study. It was discontinued in England in 2010 and replaced by a student bursary, however forms of EMA are still provisioned elsewhere in the UK.