Government Funding and Universities Bursaries

Applicants who have not studied for a degree are eligible to take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the cost of your tuition fees. This loan becomes repayable when you are employed and earning over £21,000 per annum. The amount you repay depends on the level of your earnings and any debt outstanding after more than 30 years is written off. Students who start in September 2014 won’t have to start repayments until April 2018. For more detailed information on tuition fee loans please see

You may find the following organisations useful:
Department for Education
The Council for International Education – for international students
Access to Learning

University bursary schemes also apply to eligible students. This means that students accepted for the BTh are eligible for Cambridge University bursaries for Years 2 and 3 of their degree course, but not for the Qualifying Year. The Cambridge Bursary Scheme is a generous one.

The Margaret Beaufort Institute offer bursaries for full and part time study. Please see the separate webpage for details. All bursaries are subject to terms and conditions.