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Coming soon: College of Policing bursary scheme

26 Feb, 2021

British Transport
Police Federation
Feb 26, 2021

Coming soon: College of Policing bursary scheme


The College of Policing bursary scheme opens on 8 March. The scheme provides financial support to police officers and staff studying at a higher education level.

As well as supporting your own learning and development, research you undertake as part of your studies can provide insight into real-world policing issues and help officers and staff across the service make decisions based on the best available evidence.

To apply for a bursary, you must be currently serving as a police officer or member of staff in a police force in England and Wales, or a National Crime Agency employee, and your course needs to include a research component.

Applications are welcome from all ranks and roles. To date, the College has awarded more than 270 bursaries to recipients across 44 forces. Six out of ten of those awarded funding were constable and sergeant rank and around a quarter were members of police staff.

You do not need to have previous experience of higher education study to apply for a bursary.

To find out more about the scheme and how to apply, visit the College of Policing's What Works website.