FCV Bursaries

FCV International Football Academy is a diverse and welcoming community, a private Academy which believes that our fees should not present a barrier to students who are in a position to benefit from the opportunities that we offer. We understand the transformative effect of excellent football coaching, along with education, and hope that as many students as possible will be able to flourish here, regardless of their background.

We can offer eligible parents or guardians financial assistance with tuition fees. Such support is known as a bursary. Bursaries are awarded as a discount of between 10% and 100% of tuition fees, depending upon the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of the applicants.

Requests for our financial support usually fall into one of two categories:

  • New applicants to the Academy whose parents or guardians are unable to fund the tuition fees.
  • Existing students where a change in parents’ or guardians’ circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the student being withdrawn part-way through a course.

The bursary fund is limited, demand usually exceeds available resources.  It is important therefore that bursary applications are received in plenty of time; completed applications for entry in September or January of each year must be received four months prior to the commencement date i.e by April (for Sept start) and by August (for Jan start).  Late applications can only be considered where sufficient funds remain.

We will only consider applications from parents or guardians who have already registered their son/daughter for entry to the Academy.

What proportion of the fees will my bursary cover?

Bursary amounts vary from 10% to 100% of tuition fees, and some awards may also contribute towards additional costs such as overseas trips.

How many bursaries are available each year?

The number of bursaries awarded each year is dictated by available funds.  Some families only need a small amount of support, whilst others need much more.  We will try to support as many deserving cases as possible, but ultimately it is the funds available for that year, coupled with the levels of demand, that will dictate the numbers awarded.

Is the award in place for the whole time of my son/daughter at the Academy?

All bursary awards are subject to repeat testing of parental means each year and may be varied upwards or downwards depending on parental circumstances.  Current bursary holders will be issued with repeat means testing forms during January of each year, to be returned by middle of February.

Are bursary applications confidential?

The bursary application and any subsequent award is confidential to the admissions and bursary staff only; no coaching/educational staff are aware of who is and is not on a bursary.  In the same vein, it is a condition of the bursary scheme that recipients are similarly expected to keep awards confidential.

Are there separate terms and conditions associated with accepting a bursary?

Where bursary awards are made, the Academy is providing financial support beyond its standard terms and conditions; there are therefore additional conditions imposed when a bursary is accepted, which are provided at the time of the offered award.  In short, Senior Management, have the discretion to reduce or withdraw an award where a student’s progress, attitude or behaviour has been unsatisfactory, but also where the parents/guardians have failed to support the Academy, for example by the late payment of any contribution they are making to the fees.

Applying for a bursary (existing students)

For existing students, where the financial circumstances of the parents or guardian have changed, please contact the Head of Admissions to request a Bursary Application Form.

Applying for a bursary (new students)

For new students, you need to:

Indicate you require a bursary application form by emailing jengland@internationalfootball.academy

The Admissions team will send you a Bursary Application Form to complete which needs returning along with supporting documentary evidence (via email or post)

Your son will need to provide current academic grades or expected grades, and if successful, we will write to you with the offer of a place and any associated bursary award. At this point, you can decide whether or not to accept the place.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Department on 01933 420000 Option 1.

Our Bursary Policy can be downloaded here