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 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. Discounts may be available if you take the full 3 modules in one year.

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.  A member of the Courses Administration team will send you an application form to complete.


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/


Local Rotary Club or other charitable organisations may be able to help:

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland

Each year, The Rotary Foundation gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas.

Visit their website: https://www.rotarygbi.org/


Funding Scotland

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

Visit their website: http://fundingscotland.com


Other possible funding help:

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.


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