This information is intended for students applying for admission to a University of Leicester Counselling and Psychotherapy Programme course.
Bursaries for Part-time Students
The Institute of Lifelong Learning is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of student bursaries for courses starting in Autumn 2013.
- Is your home address in an identified area where there is low participation in Higher Education?*
- Have you studied in Higher Education before and are paying for your course yourself?
If either of these statements applies to you, you may qualify for a £1000 student bursary.
*Based on UK government’s statistics about HE participation
To find out whether you are eligible, please register your details with the Course Administrator for the course in which you are interested.
Tuition Fee/Student Loans
Part-time students on undergraduate courses can now take out a non-means tested tuition fee loan to cover the costs of tuition fees, which means you won't have to pay your fees upfront and you'll only begin to repay the loan if you are earning more than £21,000 a year.
To be eligible for a tuition fee loan, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be 'ordinarily resident' in England on the first day of the first academic year of your course and have either been living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before this date; and have 'settled' status; which means that you are living permanently in the UK without the Home Office placing any restrictions on how you can stay. You are 'ordinarily resident' in England if it's where you normally live, even if you live abroad on a temporary basis or move from England with your family overseas, e.g. due to an armed forces posting.
- Do not already hold a degree.
- Do not hold an undergraduate qualification that is equivalent or higher than your new chosen programme of study.
- The course you wish to study must be a minimum of 25 per cent of the equivalent full-time course load per year (which equates to 30 credits per year).
Department of Education and Skills
Detailed information about funding full and part-time study, including Disabled Students Allowance, is available directly from the Department for Education and Skills.
Helena Kennedy Foundation
The Helena Kennedy Foundation offers a Bursary Scheme to provide financial support to disadvantaged students, who have successfully completed a further education course and wish to progress to higher education.
You can apply if:
- You are in your final year at a publicly-funded further education institute (e.g. last year of Access/A level course at UK FE/sixth form college) at time of applying.
- You aim to start a first-time programme of higher education in Autumn 2008 at a UK higher education institute (i.e. HND, BA, BSc, BEd, Foundation Degree). Students taking a 'gap year will be considered.
- You are in your final year of an HND or Foundation Degree at a UK publicly funded further or higher education institution and are progressing to a top-up year at a UK Further or Higher Education institution.
- You anticipate financial difficulties.
You cannot apply if you:
- Are already on a higher education course (with the exception of students on Foundation Degree and HND courses who are planning to progress to a 'top-up' year).
- Are seeking funding for a postgraduate course.
- Are studying/intending to study at a privately funded institution (e.g. for a diploma in aromatherapy at a non-publicly funded college/learning organisation).
- Have already received an HKF award.
- Have previously undertaken a higher education course (with the exception of those who are in their final year of an HND or Foundation Degree and are progressing to a up-up year).
- Are studying internationally, or intend to complete your higher education course at an international institution.
Please visit the Helena Kennedy Foundation website for further information about the Busary Scheme and an application form.