Maritime Courses Funding

Maritime Courses

Funding for maritime course is complex and can be confusing depending on your Phase and mode of study. If you’re a Cadet and are sponsored by a Training Provider or employer, your training allowance or salary will be your main source of income; however, at each stage, there are different types of funding that you can apply for.

Access to Maritime and NC Shipping Operations

  • College Bursary/EMA/Childcare/Hardship Funds.

HNC Marine Engineering and HNC Nautical Science 

  • Phase 1 - Maritime Trusts.
  • Phase 3 - SAAS for fees, Bursary and Student Loan/ College Hardship Funds.

HND Marine Electro-Technology / HND Marine Engineering / HND Nautical Science/ Chief Mate/Master / SPD Marine Engineering Cadet Programme incl. HND / SPD Marine Operations, incl. HND

  • Phase 1 and 3 - SAAS for fees, Bursary and Student Loan/College Hardship Funds.
  • Phase 5  - Maritime Trusts.

HND Marine Engineering Top-up and HND Nautical Science Top-up

  • Post-cadetship - SAAS for fees, Bursary and Student Loan/College Hardship Funds.

Maritime Trust Funds

The College administers a number of Trust Funds specifically for Maritime students. Application forms are available from the Student Advisors at Riverside Campus. There are three rounds of applications and applications are assessed within two weeks of the closing date.

  • Round 1: 27 August 2018 - 31 October 2018.
  • Round 2: 1 December 2018 - 28 February 2019.
  • Round 3: 1 April 2019 - 31 May 2019.

John Mather Trust

The John Mather Trust supports Phase 5 Cadets who are in financial hardship. This trust fund supports a limited number of Cadets with priority given to Phase 5 Cadets from the West of Scotland.

Theodore Salvesen Memorial Trust Fund

The College administers this Fund on behalf of the Salveson Trust. Priority will be given to students who are self-funding and maritime students who are not eligible for SAAS funding or college hardship funds. International Students are eligible to apply for this fund.

Navigation Fund

This fund is available to UK students only and priority will be given to students who are self-funding and maritime students who are not eligible for SAAS funding or college hardship funds.

Application forms for these Funds are available from the Student Advisors at Riverside Campus.

OTHER SOURCES

Sailor’s Society

Students can apply for a grant from the Sailor’s Society, a Christian charity which began supporting seafarers in 1818. They support serving, retired and intending seafarers and their dependants. The Annual Award Scheme offers students financial support with fees, books and equipment. Applications are available from the Student Advisors and must be endorsed by the College.

MARS Training Ship Fund

The Mars Training Ship Fund may award bursaries or grants to individuals to enable them to attend courses in preparation for, or continuation of, a career in the merchant navy. Grants are awarded twice yearly, in March and September. Applications are available from the Student Advisors.

Slater Scholarship

The Slater Fund is managed by the Marine Society with Nautilus International and offers support to help individuals study for a first certificate of competency or to help Electro-Technical Officers, yacht crews or qualified fishermen gain STCW certification. More information is available on the Marine Society website.

Maritime Education Foundation

The Maritime Education Foundation (MEF) is a shipping industry charitable organisation who may provide grants to unemployed merchant navy officers and ratings to help them undertake approved training leading to STCW 2010 certification. More information is available on the MEF website.

Contact: studentadvisors@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk