The UKCP Bursary is a fund created to support those studying and training to be psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors and who may need financial assistance.
Applications will open on Friday, 11 June at 10am for the 2021 bursary.
Grants of £750 are available for UKCP student and trainee members on a UKCP-accredited training between September 2021 and April 2022. The deadline for applications is noon 12 July 2021.
Our aim is not only to help individuals, but to strengthen the profession as a whole by supporting students and trainees from groups under-represented in our workforce, and by enabling those from all backgrounds to complete their studies and contribute to the future of psychotherapy.
COVID-19 has presented challenges for all of us, including our students and trainees. If you are in a position to make a donation at this time, please give what you can to help build our bursary fund.
To apply for a bursary award you must be:
You can’t apply for a UKCP bursary if you are receiving a different bursary for the same course in 2021, however, you are eligible even if you were awarded UKCP bursary in the past.
In addition to this, we especially welcome applications from students and trainees who:
If you meet the eligibility criteria above and you’d like to apply for a UKCP Bursary you need to:
Your application submission should show how you meet the eligibility criteria, give us basic information about your financial circumstances and details about your training course, and help us to know more about your experience and aspirations.
The deadline for your completed application form and your referees’ forms is noon on Monday, 12 July 2021.
Once the deadline for applications has passed, all the eligible applications submitted will be anonymised by UKCP and shared with a specially appointed UKCP Bursary Panel which comprises:
The panel will meet (online) to assess the anonymous applications and decide which should receive a £750 bursary.
Please see our UKCP Bursary 2021 Guidance for full details about the selection process.
You’ll be notified by email of the outcome of your application and whether you will receive a bursary by Friday, 6 August 2021.
If your application is successful, the award will be paid directly to your training organisation via bank transfer and will go towards the fee for your training. No payments will be made directly to applicants.
Please see our UKCP Bursary 2021 Guidance for full details, terms and conditions.
Every new generation of psychotherapists transforms the profession, and we’re excited to see the future that our current trainees will shape. However, some of tomorrow’s psychotherapists are struggling with today’s circumstances.
If you can, please donate to our bursary fund using the form below or via this link to support UKCP students and trainees in need of financial assistance.