Funding, bursaries and student grants

The autumn Bursary Round is now closed. The next round will be in spring 2017, this round will support City & Guilds / ILM learners starting their qualifications on or after 1 September 2017.

If you would like to be notified of when the next round opens, please complete the pre-registration form.

City & Guilds offers a small number of bursaries (educational grants) each year to people who would like the opportunity to study for a City & Guilds/ILM qualification, and who would otherwise be financially unable to study.

The bursaries can be used for a wide range of purposes including

  • Paying your course and/or exam fees
  • Covering living costs if you are unable to work while you study
  • Covering childcare or travel expenses
  • Covering other costs that are making it difficult for you to enrol on a course.

Please note that we do not make any retrospective payments including payments for career development or deferred loans that you may have taken out with a college or bank.

For information on our courses and qualifications, click on the links below.

> City & Guilds Qualifications and Apprenticeships
> Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Qualifications



To qualify for a City & Guilds bursary you will need to
  • Be completing a City & Guilds/ILM qualification. 
  • Demonstrate in your application that you are in genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent you for completing your City & Guilds/ILM qualification. 
  • Currently be resident in, and wish to study in the UK for a City & Guilds/ILM qualification.


Important documents

Terms and Conditions (PDF, 20KB)

International Foundation

As part of our commitment to the local communities we work with, City & Guilds has launched an international bursary scheme.

International foundation >