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Funding opportunities available for students studying in 2022/23

Please note that applicants must be applying to study on a UCL postgraduate programme based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The call to submit a funding application for entry onto any relevant programme in the academic year 2022/23 will open in October 2021All allocations listed are subject to availability of funds for the academic year indicated. 

Introduction

Introduction

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is committed to training a new 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 talented individuals.

In line with our EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) ambitions we are pleased to be able to offer a number of bursaries and scholarships to our most promising and aspiring prospective candidates, current students as well as alumni.

 

Application Process

Application Process

Opportunities to apply for these bursaries/scholarships for entry onto a relevant programme delivered at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families will become available from October 2021.

Details on how to apply, along with the application form and guidance notes will be made available in due course on this web page.

For enquiries, please email pgsmarketing@annafreud.org 

Alumni applications to the Chesser Bursary: please note that you are only eligible if you recently successfully completed your studies on one of the relevant postgraduate programmes offered at the Centre.

Masters Bursaries - Academic Research

Masters Bursaries - Academic Research

Note: Application deadline for entry in 2022/23 - TBC.

  • MRes Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology
    • Value: £2,250 per year of study (total of £4,500 over a two-year period).
    • Applicable to all candidates interested in applying to the MRes Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology programme.
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Based on both academic merit and financial need.
      • Ordinarily applicable to permanent residents in the UK only.
  • MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications
    • Value: £2,250 per year of study (total of £4,500 over a two-year period).
    • Applicable to all candidates interested in applying to MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications programme.
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Based on both academic merit and financial need.
      • Ordinarily applicable to permanent residents in the UK only.

 

Dr Alex Holder Scholarship – MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice

Dr Alex Holder Scholarship – MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice

This Scholarship has been established to commemorate the significant contribution Dr Alex Holder made to the field of psychology and aims to support others to follow in his footsteps. Dr Alex Holder (1931-2018) dedicated his working life to child and adult psychoanalysis. Alex trained at the Anna Freud Centre, where he worked for almost 30 years helping children and families.

This Scholarship is available to outstanding applicants who may be limited by their ability to cover the costs of their studies. The funding offered will cover UCL tuition fees in their entirety and will provide a contribution to living costs.

Note: Application deadline for entry in 2022/23 - TBC.

  • Value: Full tuition fees as advertised for the programme in 2022/23 plus 50% of estimated living costs (over a two-year period).

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Available only to candidates applying to the MSc Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice programme.
    • Based on both academic merit and financial need.
    • Ordinarily applicable to permanent residents in the UK only.
Future in Mind Scholarship for Black UK Students

Future in Mind Scholarship for Black UK Students

This scholarship is specifically aimed at supporting talented Black students who are seeking to undertake Masters-level study. Note that applying for this scholarship does not preclude application to any of the other bursaries for which you may be eligible.  

Note: Application deadline for entry in 2022/23 - TBC.

  • Value: £2,250 per year of study (total of £4,500 over a two-year period).
  • Applicable to candidates interested in applying to the following programmes:
    • MRes Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology.
    • MSc Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice.
    • MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications.
  • Eligibility:
    • Based on both academic merit and financial need.
    • Applicants who are ordinarily a permanent resident in the UK and who are also of a Black or Mixed Black ethnicity.
Asquith Mature Student Bursary

Asquith Mature Student Bursary

This bursary is for high achieving individuals seeking to return to postgraduate study at Masters level after some time away from education.

Note: Application deadline for entry in 2022/23 - TBC.

  • Value: £2,250 per year of study (total of £4,500 over a two-year period).
  • Applicable to candidates interested in applying to the following programmes:
    • MRes Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology.
    • MSc Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice.
    • MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Based on both academic merit and financial need.
    • Applicable to mature students only, where a mature student is defined as someone who was aged 21 or over when they commenced their undergraduate studies or the applicant will be aged 25 or over at the time of enrolment on their Masters level postgraduate programme.
    • Ordinarily applicable to permanent residents in the UK only.
Chesser Bursary

Chesser Bursary

Note: Application deadline for 2022/23 - TBC.

  • Value: TBC - Normally no more than £1,500 per year of study (or a total of £3,000 over a two-year period).
  • Applicable to current students only, who are enrolled on the following programmes and are interested in pursuing a future career in child psychotherapy:
    • MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications.
  • Also applicable to Anna Freud Centre alumni wishing to pursue a child psychotherapy training having recently studied on the MSc Early Child Development and Clinical Applications or the MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Based on both academic merit and financial need.
    • Applicants should also be seeking to undertake child psychotherapy training in the future and are assessed on their strengths in this regard.
    • Ordinarily applicable to permanent residents in the UK.
    • Current students or recent alumni that are able to demonstrate they are actively pursuing a career in child psychotherapy whilst residing in the UK may also be eligible. 

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 by visiting: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships/funding-students-postgraduate-taught-courses

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