Postgraduate Student Loans
Students on our MA programmes may be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan. These are Government funded student loans for students on Masters courses of up to £11,570 to help with fees and living costs. These are not based on income and are paid directly to you. There are personal eligibility requirements which are determined by the Government, for instance, you have to be under 60 and not already have an MA. You will need to repay the loan plus interest and repayments will be based on your income. For more information about the loans and how to apply, see: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan/overview.
The Helen Davis Bursary
Our bursary scheme was established for Minster Centre trainees in 2015 in accord with our ethos of inclusivity and our commitment to offering opportunities for training to all members of the community. The Centre strives to be as accessible as possible to people from different cultures and backgrounds and welcoming to trainees and service users from all ethnic communities, sexual orientations, genders, beliefs and cultures. We aim to make our training and services accessible for people with disabilities wherever possible.
Please read through the full guidance here to ensure that you are eligible to apply. Please note that you can only apply for a bursary once you have been accepted onto the course you applied for. To ensure this is possible please make an application in good time so there is sufficient time to arrange an interview for you.
The closing date for bursary applications for the Foundation, Diploma in Integrative Counselling or the Advanced Diploma/MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (all starting September 2022) is 12 noon 8th July 2022. Please submit your application and supporting documents between 8th June and 8th July 12 noon.
The closing date for bursary applications for the Fast Track Foundation starting February 2023 is November 2022 (exact date TBC).
We look forward to receiving your application.
The Minster Centre Fund
We have a fund to offer financial support to Minster Centre trainees who experience unexpected difficulties during their training. The fund is used to make grants to cover a proportion of fees for trainees who experience a change of circumstances, such as redundancy, which makes it difficult for them to continue training.
Funding is normally offered to allow trainees to complete a year, to attain a qualification they are close to attaining or to complete work with a training client (by funding supervision). Funds are awarded for one academic year and you cannot apply for a further grant within a year. A further application is needed for any subsequent year. Applications can be made to support study on any Minster Centre course and any year.
Please read through the full guidance here to ensure that you are eligible to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.
Other Loans and Grants
There are a number of loans and grants which you may be eligible from external organisations. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and we are not able to endorse these sources of funding.