Our courses are not eligible for SAAS funding as we are not a publicly funded university.

HDS is not able to offer funded places on any course except the clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ​(CAP) which is delivered in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland.

For students pursuing other courses of study, possible sources of bursaries are:

The Sutherland Trust 

The Sutherland Trust exists to stimulate thinking about psychodynamic approaches to health, social care and education.

Visit their website: http://www.sutherlandtrust.org.uk/awards/

The Guntrip Trust

The Trust offers financial support to people in religious vocations. 

Visit their website: http://www.guntriptrust.com/

The Trades House of Glasgow

The Education Fund, is available to students who are living and studying in the City of Glasgow and the surrounding areas who lack the necessary funds to complete their studies.

Visit their website: http://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/

The Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust

The Trust supports individuals who have lived in the city of Glasgow for at least 5 years.

Visit their website: http://gemt.org.uk/

C.K. Marr Educational Trust

The Trust supports students who have been a resident in Troon or Loans for at least one year prior to the start of the academic session for which the application is made.

Contact the trust on 01563572727 

Other possible funding help:

Funding Scotland

A directory of grant giving bodies dealing mainly with organisations but some may award grants to individuals.

Visit their website: http://funding.scot

SAAS Register of Education Endowments

A directory of Scottish trusts offering financial support to students, including eligibility criteria, and contact details.

Visit their website: https://www.saas.gov.uk/full-time/register-of-education-endowments 

FindAMasters funding guide

FindAMasters is a directory of Masters degrees and postgraduate qualifications at universities around the world.

Visit their website: https://www.findamasters.com/funding/guides/postgraduate-loans-scotland.aspx

Your employer

Students’ employers often contribute to fees. Each employer will have their own process for applying for support. Speak to your manager or HR department.

The HDS bursary scheme

This applies to students on the Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People (TWCYP) course only.  The scheme is not open to students pursuing other courses of study.

Bursaries, if granted, will be a small contribution towards tuition fees and will not cover the full amount of any module fee.

Eligible students are those who are already studying on the course, or have accepted an offer of a place.

To apply, please email [email protected] with ‘Bursary Application’ in the subject line of your message.  Our Course Administrator will send you an application form to complete.

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