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 are now open for the 2022 bursary.
Grants of £750 are available for UKCP student and trainee members on a UKCP-accredited training between September 2022 and April 2023. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday, 11 July 2022.
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.
The cost of living crisis 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.
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.
To apply for a UKCP Bursary, you must be:
You can’t apply for a UKCP Bursary if you are receiving a different bursary for the same course in 2022. However, you are eligible if you were awarded UKCP Bursary in the past.
In addition to this, we especially welcome applications from students and trainees who:
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 to assess the anonymous applications and decide which should receive a £750 bursary.
Please see our UKCP Bursary 2022 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, 29 July 2022.
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 2022 Guidance for full details, terms and conditions.