Fees and funding

How much does it cost?

Further Education Tuition Fees

Full time

If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course.  Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

Part time

Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver.  Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver.  Please contact the college to enquire.

If you are eligible you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 per year towards a course.  Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila

Higher Education Tuition Fees

The amount of money you have to pay for your course depends on a number of factors. These include where you come from, where you live and which course you want to study.

Full information on fees, funding and buraries are available on the UHI website from the links below.


Information is also available regarding grants, EMA's and bursaries on the Orkney Islands Council website.

Further information on Student Finance can be found in the Finance section of the Student Support page.