The dates for the UKCP Bursary 2023 have been announced. Applications for this year's programme will be open between Thursday, 8 June and Thursday, 6 July.
The UKCP Bursary is a fund created to support those training to become psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors who might need financial assistance. 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 and psychotherapeutic counselling.
Grants of £750 are available for UKCP student and trainee members on UKCP-accredited training between September 2023 and April 2024.
To be eligible, you must:
As part of our aim to improve equality and diversity practice within the profession, we especially welcome applications from UKCP students and trainees who meet the criteria above and who:
The award of £750 is a contribution towards training fees and is paid directly to the training organisation. Those who have completed all parts of their training are not eligible to apply.
If you meet the eligibility criteria above and would like to apply for a UKCP Bursary, you need to:
Your application submission should show how you meet the eligibility criteria, giving 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 to complete the application form is noon on Thursday, 6 July 2023. The deadline for your training organisation and your professional references to complete the supporting documentation is noon on Thursday, 13 July 2023.
Please see our UKCP Bursary 2023 guidance for full details about how to apply. If you have any further questions about the application process, you can email us at email@example.com.
All eligible applications will be anonymised by UKCP and shared with a specially appointed UKCP bursary panel which comprises of:
The panel will meet to assess the anonymous applications and decide which should receive a £750 bursary.
All applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application and whether they will receive a bursary by Monday, 7 August 2023.
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 2023 guidance for full details, terms and conditions.
|Thursday, 8 June 2023, 10am||Applications open|
|Thursday, 6 July 2023, noon||Applications close|
|Thursday, 13 July 2023, noon||Deadline to submit statements of support and professional references|
|Monday, 31 July 2023||Bursary panel to make final decisions|
|Monday, 7 August 2023||Applicants notified whether they have been successful or not|
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.