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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

 

Bursaries and Concessions

Bursaries and concessions are offered by the Institute of Continuing Education for the following types of courses. Please follow the links for more information.

You will find it helpful to read our Bursary Scheme 2021 terms and conditions carefully before applying.  Please note that you cannot be awarded a bursary along with a Cambridge Alumni (CAMCard) concession or University of Cambridge staff concession, and you can only receive one bursary at a time.

If you have any questions about our bursaries or our concessions please email enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk.

Non Award-Bearing Short Courses

Below are the bursaries and concessions offered by the Institute of Continuing Education for our non-award bearing short courses.

Bursaries

Name Eligibility criteria Employment sector Tuition fee reduction Eligible courses Application period How to apply/book
State School Teacher Bursary See Employment Sector Any teacher with Qualified Teacher Status working in a UK state-funded school or further education institution 50%  ICE Online courses and Remote Learning Short courses. (Exclusions apply 1) Ongoing Place your booking and enter the school you teach at and contact details when requested

1Excludes: Virtual Festivals, EdX MicroMasters and Data Science Programme with Flatiron School.

Concessions

Name Eligibility criteria Employment sector Tuition fee reduction Eligible courses Application period How to apply/book
Cambridge Alumni (CAMCard) concession Applicable to Cambridge University Alumni only.  Not applicable 25% ICE Online courses, Remote Learning Short courses and Virtual Festival courses. Exclusions apply. Ongoing Place your booking and enter the Alumni promotional code when prompted
University of Cambridge staff concession Applicable to employees who hold a contract of employment with the University Not applicable 25% ICE Online courses, Remote Learning Short courses and Virtual Festival courses. Exclusions apply. Ongoing Place your booking and enter University payroll number when prompted

Undergraduate Award Bearing Courses

Below are the bursaries and concessions offered by the Institute of Continuing Education for our undergraduate courses.

Bursaries

Name Requires evidence of financial hardship 1 Specific eligibility Tuition fee reduction Number available Eligible courses and subjects Applications open  Applications close
Cambridge Thousand Futures Bursary See criteria See criteria £1000 1000 All Undergraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas 12 June 2020 6 September 2021
ICE First Time in Higher Education Arts and Humanities students 50% 2 Arts and Humanities Certificates

December 2020

Closed for 2021-22
ICE First Time in Higher Education Science students 50% 2 Science Certificates

December 2020

Closed for 2021-22
Edward and Ivy Rose Hood Memorial None Up to £1000 2 All Undergraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas

December 2020

Closed for 2021-22
Churton Collins Memorial​ Not applicable None £1000 2 English literature Certificates and Diplomas December 2020 Closed for 2021-22
Cambridge: United in Learning People engaged with Cambridge United (including, but not limited to, season ticket holders and participants in Cambridge United Community Trust programmes) and first team players or coaching staff. Additional eligibility criteria is listed within the online Bursary Application. 100% 4 (of which 3 will be aimed at supporters and 1 aimed at a player, member of the coaching staff or similar) All Certificates Mid-March 2021 Applications re-opened until 6 September 2021
National Extension College Current or recent (last 12 months) NEC students who have completed an A-level course with NEC. Additional eligibility criteria is listed within the online Bursary Application. 100% 1 Certificates in English Literature, Evolutionary Biology, History, History of Art, Philosophy and International Development Mid-March 2021 Closed for 2021-22
ourcambridge Not applicable University of Cambridge staff members (grades 1-6) who have not previously studied at higher education level. 100% Up to 12 All Certificates Mid-March 2021 31 July 2021

1 Qualifying income level may include a gross household income of not more than £25,000 per year or you may be in receipt of a qualifying benefit such as income support, job-seekers' allowance, employment and support alloance (ESA), universal credit, or your sole income is a State Pension and/or you are in receipt of pension credit.

To apply for an undergraduate award bearing course bursary, please apply for your chosen course first and then make an application for a bursary using the simple online bursary application form.

For more information regarding the Cambridge One Thousand Futures Bursary please contact ctfb@ice.cam.ac.uk.

Concessions

Name Specific eligibility Tuition fee reduction Eligible courses and subjects Application period How to apply
Cambridge Alumni (CAMCARD) concession

Applicable to Cambridge University Alumni only

25% UG Certificates and Diplomas. Exclusions apply. Ongoing Apply for your course. When awarded a place, book your place entering the Alumni promotional code when prompted
University of Cambridge staff concession Applicable to employees who hold a contract of employment with the University 25% All UG Certificates, Diplomas. Exclusions apply. Ongoing Apply for your course, and enter University payroll number when prompted

Postgraduate Award Bearing Courses

Please find below the complete list of bursaries and concessions offered by the Institute of Continuing Education for our postgraduate courses.

Bursaries

Name Specific eligibility Tuition fee reduction Number available Specified course and/or subject  Application period How to apply
First Story Educators working in disadvantaged settings Up to £2,100 5 PG Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing 2021 - 22 Closed for 2021-22
Linda Fisher Not applicable £250 1 1 per course intake MSt International Relations 2021-23 Apply here
Next Generation

University of Cambridge graduates2 who graduated in 2020 or who will graduate by 1 July 2021 and University of Cambridge postdoctoral researchers who are currently employed by the University. 

Up to £2,100 100 PG Certificates in Practical Science Communication, Genomic Medicine, Teaching Creative Writing and Philosophy 2021-22 Closed for 2021-22

Concessions

Name Specific eligibility Tuition fee reduction Specified course and/or subject Application period How to apply
Cambridge Alumni (CAMCARD) concession Applicable to Cambridge University Alumni only 25%  ICE-owned Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. Exclusions apply. Ongoing Contact the Admissions team 
University of Cambridge staff concession Applicable to employees who hold a contract of employment with the University 25% ICE-owned Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. Exclusions apply. Ongoing Contact the Admissions team

1 Can also be used for travel, books etc.
A matriculated student who has completed a course whereby they were a member of a College eg BA, MPhil, MSt, MRes, full-time Adv Dip etc.