We are offering a limited number of bursaries to eligible students who wish to study selected courses with the Institute. The bursaries will continue to be available while funds remain.
Ivy Rose Hood Memorial Bursaries
The Ivy Rose Hood Memorial Fund offers bursaries of £500 to applicants to an Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course who are over 22 years old and are studying at university level for the first time. Applicants are requested to submit a personal statement on application.
James Stuart Bursaries
The James Stuart Fund offers the following bursaries in 2014:
- £125 to those applying to study an Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course who will be studying with the Institute of Continuing Education for the first time
- £1,250 per annum to those applying to study the MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching or the MSt in History (criteria apply, and applicants are requested to submit a personal statement on application)
Cambridge University Press Bursaries
The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers the following bursaries in 2014 to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution:
- £200 to those applying to study an Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course
- £100 to those applying to study a weekend course
How to apply
To apply for a bursary online, go to the course you wish to apply for. If bursaries are available for that course, a link will appear below the course title - click on this to go to the application form.
You can also apply by post. Please contact our Admissions Team on email@example.com or +44 (0)1223 746262 to request a paper copy of the application form.
You should make a single application, which will determine which bursary you are eligible for. Only one bursary will be awarded to any one student within an academic year.
For Master of Studies (MSt) courses, we will respond to your bursary application by 25 April 2014.
For all other courses, we will respond to your application within two weeks of the date of submission (or within four weeks for Diploma and Advanced Diploma applications). Please note that if you are awarded a bursary you will be required to book and pay the course fee (or the first instalment of the course fee) within three weeks of the date of notification to accept the bursary and confirm your place on the course.
The closing date for bursary applications for Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses starting in 2014 will be announced shortly.
The closing date for bursary applications for MSt courses starting in 2014 is 22 April 2014.
Where available, bursaries for weekend courses may be applied for at any time.
Part-time students can currently apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6,750 to cover the cost of University fees. This loan replaces the Grants scheme previously in place. Maintenance grants will only be available to full-time students.
To be eligible for a loan your course of study must be equivalent to at least 25% of a full-time course each year. At ICE, our Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are generally equivalent to 50% of full-time study.
Please note that you will not be eligible for a loan if you are studying for a lesser or equivalent qualification to one you already have.
If you receive a loan, the funds will be paid directly to the Institute of Continuing Education.
How to apply
Student finance: how to apply - on the GOV.UK website
As loans can take some time to process, please apply as soon as you can. We will need to see your Student Entitlement Letter, which can be sent to the Admissions team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a UK student on a course that could enable you to apply for a student loan as described above and you have a disability, mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty which affects your ability to study, you may be able to apply for an allowance to help you buy or rent equipment to aid you in your studies or to pay for the services of support workers to assist you. Any previous study will not affect your eligibility for DSAs, even if you received financial support. There is no age limit on receiving DSAs.
Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) guide - on the GOV.UK website
Students may also apply to the University's Access to Learning Fund which administers limited funds provided by the government to relieve financial hardship that might impact upon a student's participation in higher education. The fund cannot normally be used to meet the cost of tuition fees but can provide additional financial help to meet other course related costs.
You can find details of other sources of government funding and financial support, including Professional and Career Development Loans, on the GOV.UK website.
A variety of individual grants are available from grant-making trusts. You can usually consult the Directory of Grant Making Trusts at your local library.
In some instances your employer may be willing to offer you financial support for your personal and professional development.
You can afford to go to uni: Part-time guide - on the Universities UK website. A 27-page guide, produced jointly by Universities UK and MoneySavingExpert.com, explaining the tuition fee system for part-time students in England starting a higher education course in 2014.
Guidance for new and continuing part-time students - on The Student Room website. Includes a finance calculator allowing you to work out what grants, loans and bursaries you can get for courses that start after 1 September 2013.
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