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Financial Guidance

Welcome to the bpf financial guidance section. This section is for prospective students looking for information about how to fund their studies.

How do students fund courses?

There are different ways bpf students pay for their courses. Usually through one or a combination of the below:

  • Self-funding (using savings or a study loan);
  • Sponsorship from an employer;
  • Bursary, funding or scholarship.

For those without savings, the government provides information about securing a loan for study. There are also links to scholarships.


Sponsorship from an employer

Some of our students are sponsored by their employers. If you would like advice on submitting an application for sponsorship to your current employer, please contact the administrator of the specific course that you are interested in. Contact details for all of our course administrators can be viewed here.

Accredited degrees: bursaries, funding and scholarships

If you are applying to one of our accredited degrees, you may be eligible to apply for funding or a fully-funded bursary from one of our education partners or Health Education England (HEE). For more information on this, and to check eligibility, please visit our accredited degrees section, select the relevant course and click the Fees tab on the individual course page.

How does bpf help?

We offer flexible payment plans for students, so they have the choice of how much to pay and when. For more information about payment plans, please contact the course administrator for the course you are interested in via the contact page here.

bpf hardship fund

The bpf has a hardship fund for members who are struggling financially. This offers a hardship membership rate and a maternity leave rate. To find out more, please email membership@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk to discuss further.