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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships

Anna Freud are committed to training a new generation of researchers and practitioners who wish to pursue a career in the field of child mental health.

Funding opportunities available for students studying in 2024/25

Call for applications for Masters funding for the academic year 2024/25 is now closed.

Further information on funding for our distance learning PG Dip (CAPNiP - Asquith Mature Student Bursary) can be found below, and opportunities for Masters funding for 2025/26 will appear here in due course.

Please note that applicants must be applying to study on a UCL postgraduate programme based at Anna Freud. All bursaries and scholarships listed are subject to availability of funds for the academic year indicated. 

Anna Freud is committed to training a new and diverse generation of researchers and practitioners who wish to pursue a career in the field of child mental health. We recognise that our profession falls well short of reflecting the diversity of the populations and communities we serve. We also recognise that training in this field is expensive and takes time. This means that the potential cost of postgraduate study can deter many individuals. 

In line with our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) ambitions we are pleased to be able to offer a number of bursaries and scholarships to encourage applications from aspiring prospective candidates from underrepresented backgrounds within the field and/or who might otherwise find themselves unable to pursue a career within children’s mental health.

We also welcome applications from candidates with care experience - for a definition of care experience as provided by The Care Experience Movement, please click here.

Application process 

There are various opportunities available throughout the year to apply for these bursaries/scholarships for entry onto a relevant programme delivered at Anna Freud.  

Please read through the information carefully including eligibility criteria and note the various deadlines for applications. Details on how to apply, along with the application form and guidance notes are available on this page. 

Candidates interested in applying to one or more of the bursaries and scholarships listed here should read the relevant guidance notes provided before completing the application form. You should apply for any relevant bursaries or scholarships by the deadline specified. All applications received will be reviewed by a panel after the deadline has passed.  

For your bursary/scholarship application to be considered, all candidates should ensure they have also formally applied for a place on the relevant programme by the Admissions deadline specified on the UCL Prospectus pages here. If you have not applied for a place on the relevant programme, the Bursary and Scholarships Panel will be unable to process your application. 

For enquiries, please email us.  

Download application form

Funding your Masters 

We recognise that funding for postgraduate study at Masters level is limited. Most UCL students bring together different funding sources to help cover their costs. Find out about the options available here.

Further information