WTC has two small bursary funds to which students with limited means or with addictions/offending backgrounds may apply for help covering the cost of their course.
General Bursary Fund
Applications to the WTC General Bursary Fund are made during the main application process. We consider each application on its own merits and will advise you if you have been successful shortly after we receive your application. If you have any questions about making a bursary application, please do get in touch with us by email at
All bursaries are means tested. Applicants will be asked to attach verifiable details of their household income, i.e. copy of bank statements or recent pay-slips, detailing both partners’ income when the applicant is married. The standard eligibility threshold is that household income is under £25,000 pa. However, we know that some potential students (eg, in and around London) have particularly high accommodation costs, so we consider each case individually.
Those applicants who have already found a source of matched funding will be considered more favourably.
Applications will be considered that fulfil the following criteria:
Certificate of Higher Education
A bursary of up to 40% will be considered for applicants who:
- can give compelling evidence to show significant disadvantage that is in support of their application, and
- can demonstrate the source of funding for the balance of the course fees, and/or
- can demonstrate a source of matched funding
NB This award will be for one year only. We will accept applications for each year of study but an award in subsequent years of study should not be assumed.
We are currently not able to grant bursaries that automatically extend to the full six years of the BA programme. However, we will accept applications for one year at a time of up to 40% and which fulfil the same criteria as the CertHE detailed above.
A bursary of up to 20% per annum will be considered for any applicant, and all the guidelines above apply. Please note that we will only accept applications for one year at a time.
We are currently unable to offer bursaries for the MA.
Principal’s Bursary Fund
The WTC Principal’s Bursary Fund has been set up for men and women who are either ex-offenders and/or ex-addicts. Only applicants entering at Level 4 (Certificate) will be considered for this bursary, but we will consider funding up to 100% of the course fees. Applications to the WTC Principal’s Bursary Fund are made during the main application process. If you would like any help or support in completing your application, please do get in touch, either by email at or by telephone on 030 0040 6200.
Applicants will be asked to supply two or three references which are specific to this bursary application one of whom must be your church leader. Applicants will also be asked to include verifiable details of their household income, i.e. copy of bank statements or recent pay-slips, detailing both partners’ income when the applicant is married.
Certificate in Higher Education
A full bursary will be considered but not guaranteed. You may be awarded a part of your fees. We can also only award a bursary one year at a time, therefore a new application will need to be submitted in order to proceed to year two of this programme.
We are currently not able to grant bursaries that automatically extend to the full six years of the BA programme. However, we will accept applications for one year at a time, and which fulfil the same criteria as the CertHE detailed above.
Graduate Diploma & MA
We are currently unable to offer bursaries for the Graduate Diploma or the MA.
- Church Leader reference
- Mentor reference
- Employer reference (if applicable)
Reference forms will be sent by WTC to each referee for completion. Please consider that at least two of your referees should have known you at least a year, and be able to demonstrate that they know you well.
Concerned about finance?
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